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Bill in Congress Would Use Research Funds to Curb Sex Harassment in Academe

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 22, 2016 - 2:55am
The legislation would require federal agencies that provide research funds to consider alleged sexual misconduct by grant seekers in reviewing their applications for funds.
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Who’s Got the Time to Train​ ​​Admissions​ ​Officers?

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 22, 2016 - 2:55am
For a profession that practitioners often just fall into, many colleges find it difficult to provide adequate training and continuing education to new hires.
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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pledges $3 Billion for Science Research

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 21, 2016 - 3:43pm
The Facebook co-founder and his physician wife draw praise from Bill Gates, among others, as they outlined plans to tackle big goals and fund research that other grant makers consider too risky.
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Lafayette College Professor Who Went on Hunger Strike Is Denied Tenure Again

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 21, 2016 - 1:53pm
The college's Board of Trustees denied the faculty member's bid for tenure because he had not met the standard for distinction in teaching.
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U. of Kentucky Promises Reforms After Sexual-Misconduct Case

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 21, 2016 - 12:31pm
The university says it will provide better training for students and the faculty, and will establish a process to review the tenure of professors involved in harassment cases.
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Rutgers Athletic Director Apologizes for Chugging a Beer While Fans Cheered

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 21, 2016 - 11:35am
"I regret that any action on my part can be interpreted as promoting the use of alcohol," Mr. Hobbs said after a video of his feat surfaced.
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How Colleges Should Adapt in a Networked Age

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 21, 2016 - 10:30am
In a Re:Learning podcast, The Chronicle talks with Joshua Cooper Ramo, who points to a shift in attitudes toward college and authority figures in general.
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Northwestern U. Lifts Ban Keeping Tenured Professor From Campus

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 21, 2016 - 9:33am
Jacqueline Stevens has completed the health evaluation that her dean required her to undergo after she got into an argument with another faculty member.
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Regional Accreditors Will Push to Improve Graduation Rates

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 21, 2016 - 2:55am
The agencies will pay special attention to institutions with low graduation rates.
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As Reformers Take Aim at Remediation, Community Colleges Feel the Squeeze

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 21, 2016 - 2:55am
Some states have cut back on remedial education, saying it’s broken. But more and more students are packing into the classes, and questions about college readiness still linger.
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So Long, for Now: A Former Admissions Officer Looks Back

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 21, 2016 - 2:55am
How one black alumnus of a majority white university tried to paint a positive but realistic picture for prospective students.
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Unarmed Black Motorist Shot Dead by an Oklahoma Police Officer Was a Student

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 20, 2016 - 7:22pm
Terence Crutcher, 40, was on his way home from Tulsa Community College when his car broke down. It is unclear what led the police to regard him as a threat.
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Belmont U. Removes Student After Racist Social-Media Post

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 20, 2016 - 12:38pm
The Tennessee university said it rejects "comments rooted in racism or bigotry. This is not free speech — this is hate speech."
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Few Recent Graduates Were Actually Forced to Work as Baristas, Study Finds

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 20, 2016 - 12:11pm
They are much more likely to work in higher-paying jobs that do not require a degree, says a paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
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Singer Cancels U. of Texas Tour Stop Because of Concealed Carry

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 20, 2016 - 12:08pm
The folk singer Ray LaMontagne was scheduled to perform on Thursday at the university's performing-arts center.
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Eastern Michigan U. Is Investigating Racist Graffiti Found on Campus

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 20, 2016 - 10:11am
The letters "KKK" were spray-painted in red, white, and blue outside a university building, with a message demanding that African-Americans leave the university.
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Lessons From Long Island U.’s Faculty Lockout

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 20, 2016 - 2:57am
Experts on labor negotiations say other colleges might want to think twice before replacing instructors to pre-empt a faculty strike.
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Online ‘Micro-Master’s’ Programs Extend Their Reach

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 20, 2016 - 2:55am
More than a dozen institutions, including big names like Columbia and Michigan, will offer courses to students who haven’t gone through an admissions process.
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U. of California at Berkeley Reinstates Course on Palestine

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 19, 2016 - 3:06pm
The class was suspended last week after Jewish groups and others complained that it displayed a "blatantly anti-Israel bias."
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2 Projects That Promote Alternative Credentials Reach Key Milestones

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 19, 2016 - 11:01am
Developers of a "credentials registry" unveiled a prototype of the tool on Monday. Meanwhile, six more colleges joined the 21st Century Skills Badging Challenge.
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