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A Campus-Politics Whodunit: Who Invited James O’Keefe to Speak at Middlebury?

December 13, 2017 - 5:26pm
When emails announcing a visit by the Project Veritas founder bombarded campus in-boxes, few had heard of the student group behind it all.
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ACT and College Board to Offer Free Test-Score Reports for Needy Students

December 13, 2017 - 4:22pm
Testing companies get a lot of scrutiny — and scorn. But sometimes they do something that’s bound to make people happy.
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Proposed Tax on Graduate Students’ Tuition Waivers Appears to Be Dead

December 13, 2017 - 1:16pm
A conference committee, convened to reconcile differing House and Senate versions of tax legislation, was reported to have dropped the controversial proposal.
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No One Likes to Talk About Them, but Deferred-Maintenance Costs Won’t Go Away

December 13, 2017 - 11:00am
California’s public-college systems need at least $47.2 billion to cover construction, renovation, and retrofitting over the next five years, a report says.
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Teaching and Learning

December 13, 2017 - 8:00am
Learn more about The Chronicle's coverage of teaching and learning, including its weekly newsletter devoted to these issues.
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House Republicans Press for Higher-Ed Overhaul in 2018

December 12, 2017 - 7:01pm
In a session of the House education committee that seemed likely to stretch into Wednesday morning, members debated a plan that could mean sweeping change for academe.
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‘A Complete Culture of Sexualization’: 1,600 Stories of Harassment in Higher Ed

December 12, 2017 - 4:11pm
When Karen Kelsky, an academic career adviser, created an online survey so scholars could describe their experiences with sexual misconduct, the responses poured in.
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What You Need to Know About Learning Analytics

December 12, 2017 - 1:00pm
The advent of online learning has made it possible to track each student’s path toward mastering course content. Here’s how data can be tapped to improve teaching.
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Mental-Health Issues in Students

December 12, 2017 - 12:59pm
As anxiety and depression increase among students, colleges are struggling to respond. Here’s what they’re doing to cope with mental-health issues.
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Why Is Michigan State’s President Facing Calls to Resign?

December 11, 2017 - 5:25pm
Increased outrage over the abusive conduct of Larry Nassar, a former university physician and USA Gymnastics team doctor, isn’t the only reason Lou Anna Simon is taking heat.
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What Happened to These 15 Accused Harassers?

December 11, 2017 - 4:04pm
The #MeToo movement has ignited a conversation about sexual harassment on campuses. The Chronicle looked beyond the recent wave of allegations, to trace the outcomes of 15 prior cases.
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Facing Anxiety

December 11, 2017 - 3:51pm
Students share how they cope with it, and what their professors and peers need to know.
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Students, Share Your Story: How Does Anxiety Affect You?

December 11, 2017 - 3:51pm
The Chronicle is teaming up with Active Minds, a nonprofit group focused on mental-health issues, to collect students’ stories. Share yours by filling out this form.
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Central Washington U. Places Professor — and State Lawmaker — on Leave Amid Allegations

December 11, 2017 - 2:44pm
Matt Manweller, a political scientist and a politician, has been under investigation for sexual harassment twice since he began teaching at the university, in 2003.
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In Reversal, College Adviser Who Was Grabbed by Far-Right Speaker Is Criminally Charged

December 11, 2017 - 10:57am
The speaker, Lucian Wintrich, had previously been charged on a count of “breach of peace,” but that has since been dropped.
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In Altered Bill, House Republicans Would Bar Penalties to Single-Gender Clubs

December 11, 2017 - 9:24am
A new provision of the proposed reauthorization of the Higher Education Act appears to take aim at efforts, like Harvard’s, to rein in the campus organizations.
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How the Federal-Aid Process Traps Poor Students

December 10, 2017 - 5:00pm
Verification, an overlooked part of the federal-aid process, isn’t meant to hinder low-income students, but that’s often what it does.
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The Verification Trap

December 10, 2017 - 5:00pm
This overlooked part of the federal-aid process isn’t meant to hinder low-income students, but that’s often what it does.
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What Separates Man From Beast? Creativity

December 10, 2017 - 4:30pm
And what is creativity? A neuroscientist and a composer explored that question together.
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What I'm Reading: ‘Spaceflight in the Shuttle Era and Beyond’

December 10, 2017 - 4:30pm
A dean who has worked on space experiments looks at what universities can learn from NASA about strategic planning.
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