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U. of Rochester Report on Professor’s Alleged Harassment Gets Mixed Reviews

January 15, 2018 - 1:33pm
How can an investigation find inappropriate, unprofessional, and offensive behavior, and “gross lapses of judgment,” yet still conclude there were no violations of university policy?
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Relationships Are Central to the Student Experience. Can Colleges Engineer Them?

January 14, 2018 - 4:30pm
Having a mentor can help students academically, and is even linked to their later well-being. Such connections can’t be forced — but they can be encouraged.
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After a Suicide, What Colleges Can Do to Protect the Public Health

January 14, 2018 - 4:30pm
A suicide is a nightmare. But proper planning for its aftermath might avert a bigger one.
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A Postvention Primer

January 14, 2018 - 4:30pm
Following a suicide, campuses are particularly volatile, vulnerable places. What can a college do to try to keep one tragedy from multiplying?
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Resources for Handling Suicide’s Aftermath

January 14, 2018 - 4:30pm
Here are some references to help colleges create their own protocols.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (1/19/2017)

January 14, 2018 - 4:09pm
Elfred Anthony Pinkard will become president of Wilberforce University, and Brenda Fredette was named dean of the Eberly College of Science and Technology at California University of Pennsylvania.
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The NCAA as Modern Jim Crow? A Sports Historian Explains Why She Drew the Parallel

January 12, 2018 - 3:51pm
Victoria Jackson, a lecturer at Arizona State University, drew attention for her Los Angeles Times op-ed, about how college athletics “contributes to the undervaluing of black lives.”
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Judge Dismisses Suit of LSU Professor Who Was Fired for Obscenities

January 12, 2018 - 3:12pm
Teresa Buchanan, a former associate professor of curriculum and instruction, was fired in 2015 over complaints she had used obscene language in front of students, among other things.
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A Rekindled Interest in Law

January 12, 2018 - 2:48pm
Kellye Testy describes signs that the outlook for many law schools may be improving. The number of applications is beginning to rise again. And the current political climate has engendered more interest in law and the effect it can have on issues like immigration and social justice.
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2 New Threats Highlight Human-Factor Gaps in Cybersecurity Research

January 12, 2018 - 10:21am
To address vulnerabilities like Meltdown and Spectre, computer scientists must consider the work of social scientists. But, argues one expert, they tend to give it short shrift.
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In a Region With Few College Degrees, People Pin Their Hopes on Trump

January 12, 2018 - 8:57am
Job losses in the manufacturing and agricultural sectors are piling up in the Missouri Bootheel.
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How Students Can Shape the Design of Their Courses

January 11, 2018 - 4:29pm
The practice brings a host of benefits, like helping students reflect on their learning and giving professors fresh ideas.
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U. of Rochester’s President Resigns as Report Supports Handling of Harassment Case

January 11, 2018 - 3:01pm
A professor’s behavior toward women was sometimes inappropriate but didn’t violate either campus policy at the time or federal law, an investigator concluded.
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Former Columbia U. Financial-Aid Director Is Accused of Taking Hundreds of Thousands in Kickbacks

January 11, 2018 - 2:20pm
The ex-administrator and three former students from the Teachers College are facing conspiracy and bribery charges.
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University Presidents Call on Congress to Find 'Narrowly Tailored Solution' for Dreamers

January 11, 2018 - 11:02am
The letter comes as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program nears the date at which it will be rescinded, absent action from the U.S. Congress.
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Offspring of Purdue’s Controversial Kaplan Purchase Now Has a Name

January 11, 2018 - 9:23am
The public university's embrace of the for-profit institution has worried some faculty and students since news of the deal broke in April. 
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Why You Should Ask Students to Help Design Courses

January 11, 2018 - 8:11am
Helping put a course together can be a deep learning experience for students -- and provide professors with fresh ideas.
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Why Is a College-Admissions Code of Ethics Such a Big Deal?

January 10, 2018 - 8:01pm
Following news that the U.S. Justice Department is investigating an admissions association’s new ethics code, professionals in the field weigh the document’s intentions and shortcomings.
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La Lucha Para Reconstruir Una Universidad Devastada

January 10, 2018 - 6:00pm
Cuando el huracán María sumió a la Universidad de Puerto Rico en la penumbra, los profesores y estudiantes no tuvieron más remedio que volver a iluminarse.  
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What One Reporter Saw in a University's Devastation

January 10, 2018 - 1:55pm
Laid low by Hurricane Maria, students at the University of Puerto Rico did what has always been required of islanders: They improvised.
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