Higher Education News

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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Universities Face New Scrutiny Over Spending by Private Foundations

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 14, 2017 - 2:55am
The nonprofit entities often operate with little or no public oversight, but state legislators are starting to pay attention.
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Chancellor Is Named at UC-Berkeley

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 13, 2017 - 1:10pm
Carol T. Christ is a longtime scholar of Victorian literature and more recently interim vice chancellor and provost there.
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2 Former Penn State Officials Plead Guilty in Sandusky Case

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 13, 2017 - 12:07pm
The pleas, to charges of child endangerment, could land them in prison for five years, and leave Graham Spanier, the university's former president, as the only remaining defendant.
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In Defending Free Speech, Says Teresa Sullivan, ‘the Middle Ground Is the High Ground’

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 13, 2017 - 2:57am
In remarks to a meeting of college leaders, the University of Virginia president noted campus controversies where free expression has come under attack from both sides of the political spectrum.
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How GoFundMe Changed 3 Students’ Fortunes

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 13, 2017 - 2:55am
More students and families are turning to the crowdfunding website to raise money for college. Here are three of their stories.
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How Colleges Can Open Powerful Educational Experiences to Everyone

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 12, 2017 - 5:00pm
Experiential-learning opportunities help students apply the classroom to the real world, but many of them don't get the chance.
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