Increasing diversity in academic hiring

As greater numbers of students from underrepresented populations enroll in American colleges and universities, institutions of higher education have increasingly recognized the importance of an equally diverse faculty. Yet despite heightened awareness of issues related to diversity on college campuses, hiring practices in academe continue to disadvantage applicants from minority groups. The National Center for Education…

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Carnegie Mellon’s Bento browser organizes complex mobile searches

A new mobile browser developed at Carnegie Mellon University offers a better search experience for people doing complex searches across multiple websites, such as those planning a vacation or exploring medical treatments. The app offers the promise of replacing the overwhelming tab management required by iPhone’s default Safari browser. The Bento browser, as it’s called, compartmentalizes search sessions…

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Technology can address digital accessibility — to an extent

Adam Nemeroff, an instructional designer in Dartmouth College’s department of academic and campus technology services, admits he has “super-complicated and conflicted” thoughts about the role of technology in ensuring that digital courses and curricular materials are fully accessible to all students. He’s seen his institution and others in recent years talk more about accessibility and…

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