Some senators are invoking memories of the tainted blood crisis — when more than 30,000 Canadians were infected with HIV and hepatitis C from poorly-screened blood products — to put an end to the re-emergence of for-profit plasma clinics.
A plan by a private Winnipeg clinic to offer for-profit echocardiograms could be in jeopardy, with Health Canada saying it plans to “raise the issue” with the province. CBC | Health News
John Grisham’s most recent novel, The Rooster Bar, turns the the staid world of for-profit law schools into a gripping thriller. For-profit law schools first became an interest of Grisham’s when he stumbled across the issue in a 2014 article in The Atlantic by Paul Campos, “The Law-School Scam.” Campos’s article explained how for-profit law […]
Thomson Reuters WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department announced Wednesday that it will change two key Obama-era rules governing student loan forgiveness in cases involving fraud and misconduct by universities. The department said it will convene special committees to rewrite Borrower Defense to Repayment and Gainful Employment regulations. The rules were introduced last year as […]
Purdue University acquired a for-profit college for $1 — and faculty members are up in arms over the deal
AP Photo/Michael Conroy Purdue University acquired for-profit Kaplan University for $ 1 last week, setting off a wave of debate over the deal. The agreement allows Purdue to increase its reach into online and adult learning, while potentially paying Kaplan’s parent company — an affiliate of Graham Holdings Company — 12.5% percent of the new university’s revenue. While some […]
Emmanuel Ocbazghi More than 20 prisoners were shackled and packed tightly on a privately operated bus as it zigzagged from Wisconsin to Georgia earlier this month. The men and women were being extradited to faraway jurisdictions where they had open arrest warrants or pending criminal cases, and some had been traveling for more than 10 […]