Higher Education News

Job-Killing Computerization Sets Its Sights on the University Researcher

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 20, 2017 - 12:16pm
At this past weekend’s annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, scientists also heard broader warnings about the threats to American workers posed by computerized automation.
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Feeling Under Siege by Trump, Scientists Plot Their Response

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 20, 2017 - 2:56am
Researchers’ anxiety was evident at the AAAS meeting in Boston over the weekend. They want to push back against attacks on science, but don’t want to be seen as just another political interest group.
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What's Up With Hive, a Nascent Successor to Yik Yak

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 20, 2017 - 2:55am
Yik Yak, an app notorious for anonymous gossip, generated controversy on campuses. Its successor focuses on productivity.
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Red and Blue Roommates

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 20, 2017 - 2:55am
Matt and Zain have been friends since third grade. One voted for Donald Trump. The other is Muslim. A friendship is being tested.
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Behind Ugly Locker-Room Talk, Divisions of Class and Race

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 19, 2017 - 5:00pm
A series of racist and sexist incidents involving male athletes spotlights broader concerns about stubborn enclaves of intolerance within ever more cosmopolitan institutions.
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Professors Can Help Make a Project Fly

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 19, 2017 - 4:49pm
One way to obtain buy-in from wary faculty members is to highlight how a project would improve teaching and learning.
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Faculty Can Help Make a Project Fly

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 19, 2017 - 4:49pm
By Lee Gardner
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (2/24/2017)

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 19, 2017 - 4:30pm
Marvin Krislov, president of Oberlin College, was hired to lead Pace University, and Joe Biden, the former vice president of the United States, will head new academic centers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware.  
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How to Make Strategic Big Bets

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 19, 2017 - 4:30pm
College leaders searching for transformative change must avoid letting ambition — or caution — imperil their institution.
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What I'm Reading: 'Robert Kennedy and His Times’

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 19, 2017 - 4:30pm
Mr. Kennedy’s words resonate with a college president who wants to empower young people to change the course of events.
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From Prison Uniforms to Graduation Robes

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 19, 2017 - 4:28pm
Two new books about the Bard Prison Initiative argue for the wisdom of offering liberal-arts-degree programs in prisons.
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Selected New Books on Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 19, 2017 - 4:21pm
The latest topics include hookup culture on Catholic campuses and the influence of the German model on the rise of American research universities.
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AmeriCorps Joins NEH and NEA Among Programs Trump May Cut

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 18, 2017 - 3:35pm
AmeriCorps, a program often touted by HIllary Clinton, has been a source of money for college for young people.
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DeVos Says Her Higher-Ed Views Are ‘Very Aligned’ With Trump's

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 17, 2017 - 8:24am
In an interview, the new education secretary says the administration wants to promote vocational schools to prepare students for work.
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Russia Scholars Hope for an End to Their Field’s Bear Market

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 17, 2017 - 2:55am
Russian studies has watched its funding and student interest decline over the past two decades. Could President Putin’s meddling in the presidential election inspire a resurgence?
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For Some First-Generation Students, Fee Waivers Don’t Go Far Enough

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 17, 2017 - 2:55am
Here’s the thinking behind a new student-led effort to help eliminate barriers to attending college.
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Vocal Critic of Office for Civil Rights Is Likely to Lead It

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 17, 2017 - 2:55am
Strong foes of the Education Department’s recent handling of Title IX and race-based discrimination are seen as the Trump administration’s top candidates for assistant secretary for civil rights.
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How Much Power Does Betsy DeVos Really Hold to Shake Up Higher Ed?

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 16, 2017 - 9:23pm
Many of the new secretary’s critics have worried about what she might do, but most education secretaries have left a limited mark on higher education. Here’s why.
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