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Students for Bernie Find Their Home in Growing Socialist Movements

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 17, 2017 - 2:55am
Awoken by the former presidential contender and spurred on by President Trump’s election, the Young Democratic Socialists are expanding.
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Why It Matters That Trump Wants to Kill the NEA and NEH

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 17, 2017 - 2:49am
The president’s budget plan may never be enacted, but the call to eliminate the endowments plays to his base and sends a signal about what his administration values.
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Avoiding the Ax

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 16, 2017 - 10:00pm
What philosophy departments can teach their peers in the humanities about surviving cuts and staying relevant.
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Arkansas Is Poised to Shield Public-College Police From Records Requests

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 16, 2017 - 2:22pm
A bill on the governor's desk would deem a swath of records kept by campus police departments at public colleges to be exempt from open-records requests.
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What Trump’s Budget Outline Would Mean for Higher Ed

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 16, 2017 - 1:52pm
President Trump’s "skinny budget," which is just an opening offer in the budget-writing process, proposes cuts in several agencies and programs.
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U. of Wisconsin Campus Reverses Course on Firing Employee Who Supported Trump's Travel Ban

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 16, 2017 - 9:56am
The university's chancellor said it had acted too fast in dismissing Kimberly Dearman, but refuted her claim that she had been terminated for defending the president's policies.
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An Uncertain Future for Higher Education’s Federal ‘Cop on the Beat’

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 16, 2017 - 2:56am
For nearly seven years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken on student-loan companies, big banks, and for-profit universities. With Republicans in charge, what lies ahead for the agency?
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Research or Mission? Professors of Color Face Tough Choices on Where to Work

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 16, 2017 - 2:55am
Faculty members who studied at top research universities discuss the tradeoffs of not teaching at one.
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Trump Will Propose Shutting Down National Arts and Humanities Endowments

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 15, 2017 - 9:20pm
He would be the first president to call for the elimination of the endowments, according to The New York Times.
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Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Second Effort at Travel Ban

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 15, 2017 - 6:23pm
Like the judge who ruled against the president's first travel ban, the latest ruling says the policy would unconstitutionally discriminate against Muslims.
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Campus Police Dispatcher Says She Was Fired for Supporting Trump

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 15, 2017 - 1:00pm
The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse refuted a claim by Kimberly Dearman that she was terminated for telling a coworker she supported the president's initial travel ban.
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How USC Raised $6 Billion and Is Now Seeking More

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 15, 2017 - 12:02pm
The university doubled its fund-raising staff and focused on midlevel donors. Now it’s adding three more years to its record-breaking capital campaign.
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From Video of Campus Forum, Virtual Venom Flows

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 15, 2017 - 2:55am
A conservative website created a wider audience for a student’s recording of professors at Northern Arizona University. The ensuing discomfort was felt on all sides.
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Are Students at Elite Colleges More Likely to Protest Controversial Speakers?

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 15, 2017 - 2:55am
An analysis by two researchers at the Brookings Institution suggests that they are. But there are some obvious problems, they admit, in drawing such conclusions.
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Diversity Officers Under Trump: Rattled but Voicing Resolve

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 15, 2017 - 2:55am
College administrators whose task is making campuses inclusive say recent political trends have made their jobs both much more difficult and much more important.
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Senate Democrats Seek Answers on Delayed Enforcement of Gainful Employment

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 14, 2017 - 1:27pm
A dozen lawmakers asked the Department of Education for an explanation of the decision last week to defer the controversial rule until July 1.
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A For-Profit-College Company Embraces Its Technology-Focused Past and Its Evolving Future

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 14, 2017 - 2:55am
Lisa W. Wardell, the new president and chief executive officer of the DeVry Education Group, talks about the regulatory changes she expects under the Trump administration, why DeVry University recently settled several legal problems, and more.
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Disclosing HIV Status, Adler U. Chief Strikes Empathic Chord With Marginalized Groups

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 14, 2017 - 2:55am
Today’s political discourse reminds Raymond Crossman of the 1980s, when gay men like himself felt Washington was indifferent to their survival.
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What DeVos’s Singular Focus on School Choice Could Mean for Higher-Ed Policy

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 14, 2017 - 2:55am
The education secretary often frames issues in terms of school choice — sometimes controversially. That may mean more flexibility in student aid and new opportunity for nontraditional educators.
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Teaching Hospitals in Particular Will Suffer Under Plan to Repeal ‘Obamacare,’ Critics Say

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 14, 2017 - 2:55am
The hospitals handle a disproportionate share of indigent patients, and those uncompensated costs would hurt their missions of teaching and research, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.
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