November 17, 2016
November 16, 2016
November 15, 2016
Details here. NYU, Columbia, and Cornell had the three best pass rates, but it's striking that Syracuse came in 4th, ahead of Fordham, Brooklyn, and Cardozo among others. So whatever Syracuse is doing, other schools should take a look!
November 14, 2016
November 09, 2016
November 08, 2016
November 04, 2016
...though recall that last year was up nearly 8% from the year prior to that. It's still early, but this suggests that this year's applicant pool is likely to be similar to last year's, meaning this may be the "new normal" for awhile.
November 02, 2016
UPDATE: Now 23 of the professor's colleagues have called on the faculty member to resign if the allegations are true. That reflects poorly on them, and suggests they have no regard for contractual and constitutional rights to academic freedom, including the right to engage in racially insensitive extramural speech. Absent a finding that the professor treats students or colleagues in racially discriminatory ways, there is no reason for the faculty member to resign (apologizing might be a good idea though!).
ANOTHER: The Daily Mail (not my favorite source, though they often get the facts out quickly on stories like this) reports that the offending faculty member was Prof. Nancy Shurtz, and gives some context for why she was dressed that way at the Halloween party.
HERE IS A BETTER SOURCE identifying Prof. Shurtz, and includes a statement from her.
STILL ANOTHER: Prof. Shurtz issues a written explanation and apology. She exercised bad judgment. Her 23 colleagues exercised even worse judgment. It's now their turn to apologize!
October 31, 2016
...despite recently getting conditional accreditation. But given the enrollment figures and lack of demand, this is not a surprising development.