STEM jobs, gender neutrality and Asian universities

What is a STEM occupation? A recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau said that 74 percent of all people who hold bachelor’s degrees in the four STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — don’t have jobs in what are considered to be STEM occupations. So with a big national push to get young people to move into STEMS jobs, the question is: What is a STEM occupation? (The Washington Post)

Some degrees produce no bump in earnings, research finds Humanities and general-studies grads reportedly lose out on college premium. (The Hechinger Report)

UC to make some campus bathrooms gender neutral As part of a move to make UC campuses more comfortable for transgender and gay students, officials announced they would begin converting single-stall bathrooms into gender-neutral ones and include such facilities in new and renovated buildings. (Los Angeles Times)

New Universities in Asia Outranking Young Colleges in the West In an annual listing of the World’s Top 50 Universities under 50, published last week, the five top spots were taken by Asian universities. The list aims to rank the best universities established in the past half-century. (The New York Times)

Students Push Tougher Policy on Sex Assault Amid growing campus protests, more universities are changing their sexual-misconduct protocols and turning to some of their biggest critics—their students—for guidance. But even as the lines of communication open, few campus activists say they trust their schools to keep them safe or make sexual assailants accountable. (The Wall Street Journal)

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