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This Map Paints a Grim Picture of America’s Economic Divides. Colleges Shouldn’t Run From Them.

12 hours 35 min ago
The regions of the country that are most likely to face economic challenges in the next decade also happen to be full of educational organizations that may need a new agenda.
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‘Everybody Is Panicking’: Thousands of Alaska Students Scramble With Scholarship Money in Jeopardy

July 16, 2019 - 4:03pm
On top of the University of Alaska system’s budget crisis, the money that funds the state’s two biggest financial-aid programs currently isn’t available.
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Anchor, Tyrant, Savior, Villain: What Is Your Campus to the Local Community?

July 16, 2019 - 2:23pm
Colleges have become cities unto themselves, but being part of a larger place means supporting it in new and different ways. Our latest report will help you run savvy campus operations and expand local impact. Buy a copy in the Chronicle Store.
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An NPR Show’s Slight Against a Tobacco Historian Lights Up Twitter

July 15, 2019 - 8:34pm
Two historians aim to make amends for discussing a junior scholar’s forthcoming book without crediting her in a radio segment.
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University of Alaska Regents Delay Vote on Financial Exigency

July 15, 2019 - 6:52pm
Overwhelmed by the challenges of slashing so deeply, regents cling to faint hopes that some money will be restored.
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A Scholar of Proverbs Built a Vast Collection of Books. Then Opportunity Knocked.

July 15, 2019 - 12:18pm
The professor needed a place to store his collection. His university’s newly renovated library needed books to fill its shelves. Moving the collection killed two birds with one stone.
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The Case for Saying No to Tuition Increases

July 14, 2019 - 5:00pm
If college governing boards wanted to, they could hold down tuition costs and open the doors to more low-income students, says a new book.
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Yale Was a Boys’ Club For Centuries. Then the First Women Came Along.

July 14, 2019 - 4:30pm
In her new book, Anne Gardiner Perkins tells the stories of the first women admitted to Yale
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What Does It Mean to Be an Efficient University?

July 14, 2019 - 4:30pm
Colleges are under pressure to be more efficient — and some have been recognized for making strides. But they probably won’t brag about it.
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What I'm Reading: ‘Dear Committee Members’

July 14, 2019 - 4:00pm
A satirical novel about an English department seems all too familiar to an associate professor in that often-satirized discipline.
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Selected New Books on Higher Education

July 14, 2019 - 4:00pm
Mothers doing field research, parents going to college, and the pressures on public colleges to serve the economy are among the latest topics.
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Presidential Tenures Are Getting Shorter. Why Are the Payouts So Large?

July 14, 2019 - 4:00pm
Nondisparagement agreements and an unwillingness to confront underlying problems force colleges to pull out the checkbook to smooth rough departures, experts say.
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Executive Compensation at Public and Private Colleges

July 14, 2019 - 4:00pm
The Chronicle’s newly updated executive-compensation report includes the latest salary information, plus years of data, about chief executives at more than 250 public universities and systems and more than 600 private colleges.
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Executive Compensation in Context

July 14, 2019 - 4:00pm
By Dan Bauman, Tyler Davis, and Brian O’Leary
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Alaska Lawmakers Fail to Avert Sweeping Cuts to the University System. Here’s What Happens Next.

July 12, 2019 - 3:28pm
On Monday the university’s board will start talking through options — like consolidating or closing campuses — for absorbing $135 million in cuts.
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Alaska Lawmakers Failed to Avert Sweeping Cuts to the University System. Here’s What Happens Next.

July 12, 2019 - 3:28pm
On Monday the university’s board will start talking through options — like consolidating or closing campuses — for absorbing $135 million in cuts.
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How Should Professors Cite Their Transgender Colleagues’ Work Produced Under Past Identities? Academe Is Trying to Figure It Out.

July 12, 2019 - 2:55pm
When transgender academics transition, they often change names, which raises the question: How should their colleagues refer to their previous scholarship?
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Growing Hemp Is Now OK. University Researchers Are Busy Planting Seeds.

July 12, 2019 - 11:52am
In hemp, farmers see dollar signs, and colleges, especially land-grant institutions, want to lead the scientific charge.
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At the U. of South Carolina, Trustees Paused a Controversial Presidential Search. Then the Governor Stepped In.

July 11, 2019 - 4:31pm
Gov. Henry McMaster, a Republican, has reportedly been calling trustees and urging them to vote for a former superintendent of West Point.
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The Education Dept. Wants Accreditors to Compete. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

July 11, 2019 - 3:27pm
Proposed rules would remove obstacles to competition, but critics warn that such an approach would lead to even less oversight of higher education.
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