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Want Happier Professors? Try Being Nice

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 28, 2017 - 2:00pm
A study of newly tenured professors finds their job satisfaction hinges much more on day-to-day interactions than on organizational efforts to change the workplace.
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Is Tuition Discounting Leading Some Colleges Off a Cliff?

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 28, 2017 - 8:35am
Small private colleges stand to lose both money and student diversity in continually seeking to outbid each other for students, a new study warns.
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With a Degree, Diverging From a Well-Worn Path

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 28, 2017 - 2:55am
How one student’s journey from community college to a career focused on physics shows a slice of life in southwest Louisiana.
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Purdue Faculty and Students React Warily to Kaplan Deal

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 28, 2017 - 2:55am
While some student leaders said the transaction would strengthen the university’s national presence, several professors said faculty members should have been involved.
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Purdue’s Purchase of Kaplan Is a Big Bet — and a Sign of the Times

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 28, 2017 - 2:55am
By acquiring the for-profit-education giant, the public university is taking cues from the fast pace of online growth at other nonprofit institutions.
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Advocates for HBCUs Aim to Keep Pressure on Lawmakers

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 28, 2017 - 2:50am
Students, alumni, and supporters of historically black colleges traveled to Washington on Thursday to press their cause, as increased aid from the Trump administration seems less likely.
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In Trump’s First 100 Days, Higher Ed Sees More Shadow Than Substance

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 28, 2017 - 2:44am
The president and his education secretary, Betsy DeVos, have said little about their higher-education priorities so far. But that doesn’t mean their stewardship hasn’t been felt.
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The Unheralded Mettle of For-Profit College Students

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 27, 2017 - 11:30pm
A study of people who recently attended for-profit colleges finds them to be much more capable and confident than stereotypes suggest.
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Sociology Chair Resigns at Colorado-Boulder After Alleged Harassment in Department

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 27, 2017 - 3:58pm
Don Grant said his resignation is unrelated to the allegations coming from a Colorado worker's union, and calls them a "tactic" to unionize faculty
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Embattled Community-College President Retires Ahead of Board Vote

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 27, 2017 - 12:17pm
The president of Niagara County Community College, in New York, stepped down following news of a recording in which he appeared to blame the victim of a campus sexual assault.
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Purdue U. Buys Mega For-Profit Kaplan U., Plans to Turn It Into a 'Public University'

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 27, 2017 - 7:37am
Purdue University's board made the deal official on Thursday morning.
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Speaking Out in Troubled Times

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 27, 2017 - 2:55am
F. King Alexander, president of Louisiana State University, says he will continue to speak out for public higher education and against politicians who undermine it. But he sometimes wonders where the voices of his peers are.
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A White Student’s Protest Art Focuses Attention on UNC’s Racial History

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 27, 2017 - 2:55am
When an authentic-looking plaque appeared on a building at the center of Chapel Hill’s debate over its racial history, activists were giddy. It was the work of this student.
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At Berkeley, a Speaker's Cancellation Spurs New Battles Over Free Speech

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 27, 2017 - 2:52am
The conservative commentator Ann Coulter canceled her speech planned for Thursday, prompting a new round of recriminations at on a campus known as the birthplace of the free-speech movement.
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What's a Tenure-Track Professor Dress Like? The Gap Takes a Guess at the Look for Women

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 26, 2017 - 12:37pm
Academics react to a fashion ad that features an outfit for the women on the tenure track.
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Ann Coulter Cancels Talk at Berkeley, Calling It 'a Sad Day for Free Speech'

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 26, 2017 - 11:51am
The conservative commentator's decision came after the groups hosting her said the university had failed to provide “assurances for protections from foreseeable violence from unrestrained leftist agitators.”
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New York Community-College President May Be Ousted After Victim-Blaming Remarks

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 26, 2017 - 9:52am
Pressure from faculty, students, and the governor has prompted a special meeting of the college's Board of Trustees.
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Berkeley’s Dirks Reflects on Tumultuous Tenure

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 26, 2017 - 2:55am
Nicholas B. Dirks talks about his time as chancellor, public support for higher education, and a developing controversy involving Ann Coulter, a conservative provocateur who plans on Thursday to speak on the campus — even though Berkeley officials say it is not safe to do so.
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Wake Forest’s Eudaimonia Institute Tries to Turn From Controversy to Scholarship

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 26, 2017 - 2:55am
Before it even got up and running, the institute, which aims to study "human flourishing," drew scrutiny for its largest funding source: the Charles Koch Foundation. At the institute’s first conference, its leader called the event a chance to show scholars that "we’re doing serious work."
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Should Alice Goffman’s Work Cost Her a Faculty Position?

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 26, 2017 - 2:55am
A group of students and alumni of Pomona College, which named her a visiting professor, argues that it should. Scholars and administrators say that demand treads on dangerous territory.
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