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George Washington’s Public-Relations Challenge: Its Ex-President

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 2, 2014 - 2:57am

The furor over Stephen J. Trachtenberg’s comments about sexual assault highlights a challenge for institutions whose former leaders maintain outsized public roles.

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U.S. Is Urged to Curtail Alarming Dropout Rates Among Minority Men

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 2, 2014 - 2:55am

Mandates from the federal government could help colleges deal with "equity gaps" not only for men of color but also for other disadvantaged groups, a report says.

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Will College Ratings Hurt Minority Students? Here's Why Researchers Are Wary

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 2, 2014 - 2:55am

Some analysts are sounding alarms about President Obama’s rating system, and they’re focusing on concepts like risk adjustment and "education deserts."

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'Adrift' After College: How Graduates Fail

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 1, 2014 - 10:01pm

Many don’t have jobs, live with their parents, and pay too little attention to the news, a new book finds. Colleges must shoulder their share of the blame.

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Do Americans Expect Too Much From a College Degree?

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 1, 2014 - 10:01pm

A new book about the Class of 2009 shows how economic measures that judge institutions can overshadow their civic and intellectual missions.

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Were You 'Adrift' at 22?

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 1, 2014 - 10:00pm

Many graduates, the authors found, were struggling at that age. Cast your mind back and see how adrift you were—by taking this scientifically unsound quiz.

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A Professor in the President's Chair: Pushing for a 'Friendly Revolution'

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 31, 2014 - 10:01pm

When Edward B. Burger was named the new leader of Southwestern University last year, it struck many as an unconventional choice.

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Presumed Guilty

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 31, 2014 - 10:01pm

College men accused of rape say the scales are tipped against them.

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UCLA Economist, Known as Railroad Historian, Dies at 89

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 31, 2014 - 10:01pm

George W. Hilton, an emeritus professor of economics at the University of California at Los Angeles, wrote more than a dozen books about railroads and other transportation.

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Transitions: U. of Maryland Chooses Public-Policy Dean From U.N.; Medical Division Chief at Duke Goes to U. of Arizona

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 31, 2014 - 10:01pm

Robert C. Orr, the new public-policy dean, is an assistant secretary general at the United Nations.

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Former U.S. Attorney, Famously Fired, Joins Small Illinois College

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 31, 2014 - 10:01pm

David C. Iglesias is the new director of the J. Dennis Hastert Center for Economics, Government, and Public Policy at Wheaton College.

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Selected New Books on Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 31, 2014 - 10:01pm

Selected New Books on Higher Education

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