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Developing Countries Push to Produce More Ph.D.'s

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 17, 2015 - 11:28am

As the number of students earning a doctorate grows in countries like Brazil and China, the global research landscape is starting to shift, said speakers at a conference. 

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Electronic Checking on Athletes in Class Sparks Debate About Their Privacy

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 17, 2015 - 2:55am

Allegations of academic misconduct lead to new ideas for safeguarding integrity.

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Performance-Based Funding Can Be Fickle, One University's Close Call Shows

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 17, 2015 - 2:55am

If its recent graduates had made just a bit less money, Florida State University could have lost millions of dollars in state support.

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Rachel Dolezal Case Leaves a Campus Bewildered and Some Scholars Disgusted

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 17, 2015 - 2:55am

As the activist's racial identity became a national story, her colleagues tried to make sense of their shock.

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After Years Lambasting Teacher-Ed Programs, Art Levine Creates One

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 16, 2015 - 10:00am

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology team up to offer competency-based degrees.

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Video: A Teacher-Education Critic Turns Graduate-School Creator

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 16, 2015 - 7:28am

Arthur Levine shares his insights on what went into the creation of the open-source Woodrow Wilson Academy for Teaching and Learning.

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Many Instructors Embrace Trigger Warnings, Despite Their Peers’ Misgivings

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 16, 2015 - 2:55am

Members of two associations were much more likely to report using them voluntarily than to say others had called for them.

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Video: Student Activism and the Social-Media ‘Trap’

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 15, 2015 - 1:15pm

Kevin Kruger, president of the student-affairs group Naspa, speaks on student activism, why administrators shouldn’t be afraid of it, and how social-media firestorms change the equation.

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Everyone Complains About Evaluations. A Nobel Laureate Offers an Alternative.

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 15, 2015 - 2:55am

Carl Wieman argues that the best indicator of teaching effectiveness lies in the use of techniques known to improve student outcomes.

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AAUP Censures U. of Illinois and 3 Other Colleges, Vows to Fight On in Wisconsin

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 14, 2015 - 7:50am

The professors’ association also votes to censure Felician College, the University of Southern Maine, and the University of Texas’ Cancer Center.

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Conflict Over Sociologist's Narrative Puts Spotlight on Ethnography

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 12, 2015 - 12:30pm

Did Alice Goffman commit a felony while researching her book on young black men in the criminal-justice system?

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Congress May Finally Offer the NIH More Money — at a Price

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 12, 2015 - 2:55am

Lawmakers are taking steps to provide $10 billion more for biomedical research but aim to specify disease priorities and impose other conditions.

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4 Years After Reopening, a 162-Year-Old ‘Start-Up’ College Reaches a Milestone

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 12, 2015 - 2:55am

Antioch is graduating its first class and testing ideas on how to keep a small college alive.

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Sex-Assault Prevention Program Sees Results, and Raises Questions

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 12, 2015 - 2:55am

The author of a widely publicized study fields questions on whether a rape-prevention program puts too much of the onus on women.

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'Debt-Free College' Is Democrats' New Rallying Cry

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 12, 2015 - 2:55am

The concept seemed implausible just months ago, but it has obvious political appeal — and it appears to be picking up steam.

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Duncan Inspired Again During Second Visit to School Impacted by Hurricane

U.S. Department of Education Blog - June 11, 2015 - 11:32am

The last time Secretary Duncan visited New Dorp High School on Staten Island, NY, the school was in crisis mode. It was December 2012, and the East Coast was still recovering from the powerful Hurricane Sandy. During his initial tour, Duncan met with students and teachers whose lives had been turned upside down by the devastating storm.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visits New Drop High School in Staten Island, NY on Friday, June 5, 2015. Duncan previously visited the school after its teachers and students were among the New Yorkers impacted by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Andy Kropa for the U.S. Department of Education)

While many schools in the area shuttered their doors, principal Deidre D’Angelis kept New Dorp running, both as a school and as a center for the community. The school was the only functioning facility in a part of the city that bore the brunt of the storm – thousands of homes were destroyed and the area was without power for weeks. During Duncan’s first visit, he was blown away by the stories of survival and resiliency – many of the students and staff he met saw their homes wash away – and he vowed to come back to visit during happier times.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talks with New Drop Principal Deidre D’Angelis in Staten Island, NY on Friday, June 5, 2015. (Photo by Andy Kropa for the U.S. Department of Education)

Duncan’s visit last week was certainly more celebratory. He sat in on a concert performed by students with disabilities, and watched seniors play basketball during a physical education class. And just like before, he was incredibly moved by what he had witnessed.

“This is just an amazing, amazing school here. Not every kid is lucky enough to go to a school with this much heart and as much sense of community and family and the kind of high expectations,” he said. “To see just the pain and the fear that the kids and staff were dealing with, the amount of support they were giving to each other, it’s extraordinary.”

(Photo by Andy Kropa for the U.S. Department of Education)

Duncan also used the opportunity to congratulate the school and its staff for the academic turnaround it has experienced under the leadership of principal D’Angelis. He highlighted their success as an example of the amazing results that can occur when a community comes together under extreme circumstances, works hard and does the right thing every day.

“From horrible tragedy, great things can happen. You are doing great things here; what you’ve done is amazing,” he said.

Patrick Kerr is a member of the Communications Development division in the Office of Communications and Outreach

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Federal Dollars Finance Ever-Greater Share of Higher Education, Analysis Shows

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 11, 2015 - 9:45am

From 2000 to 2012, U.S. government spending increased by 32 percent, while state spending fell by 37 percent.

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When It Comes to Preventing Sexual Assault, Should There Be an App for That?

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 11, 2015 - 2:56am

A new app lets students create a video record of mutual consent. When the app even triggers such a conversation, its creator says, “that’s a success.”

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Politics, and the Ouster of a Popular President, Cloud UNC’s Search for a New Leader

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 11, 2015 - 2:55am

Students and faculty members say the system needs someone very much like Thomas W. Ross, who's being forced out as president.

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Video: Why the Leader of One Small College Is ‘Bullish’ About the Future

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 11, 2015 - 2:55am

The president of Becker College discusses how the Massachusetts institution is prepared "to thrive in volatile times."

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