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Soros Urges World Leaders to Back His $1-Billion Global Education Network

January 23, 2020 - 5:03pm
The philanthropist cited climate change, authoritarianism, and displaced people as among the growing problems the project aims to address.
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Look Who’s Talking About Canceling Debt

January 23, 2020 - 4:00pm
Powerful forces were at work: the rising cost of college, the explosion and spread of student debt to the middle class. But don’t discount the role of grass-roots activists.
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Cheat on Your Homework? In This Harvard Class, Just Say You’re Sorry

January 23, 2020 - 1:56pm
One professor’s policy has provided a window into why students cheat. Others are adopting it, too.
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What Happens When You Give Students Control of the Syllabus?

January 23, 2020 - 9:00am
These professors wanted to get students more engaged in class. So they asked them to help decide what they were going to learn.
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Free College, Student-Debt Forgiveness, and Pell Grant Expansion Dominate Higher-Ed Issues for Top Democratic Candidates

January 22, 2020 - 4:05pm
The Chronicle broke down the legislative agendas of the Democratic presidential candidates featured in the last debate to see where they stood on the most popular higher-ed policy issues.
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Transitions: Rutgers U. Selects New President; New Provost at Washington U. in St. Louis

January 22, 2020 - 3:45pm
The next president of Rutgers comes from Northwestern University, where he has been provost since 2017.
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U. of Michigan Provost Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct

January 22, 2020 - 2:59pm
Martin Philbert, who was appointed in 2017, has been placed on administrative leave as the university investigates allegations against him.
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By 2020, They Said, 2 Out of 3 Jobs Would Need More Than a High-School Diploma. Were They Right?

January 22, 2020 - 2:01am
The widespread prediction came true earlier than expected, although the significance of that is a mixed bag. And where the trends are going from here is equally fuzzy.
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Purdue Global Has Had a Rocky Start. Is It Growing Pains or a Sign of Trouble?

January 21, 2020 - 4:35pm
A $43-million loss last year was due in part to marketing costs. And the institution expects to turn a profit this year.
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‘Teaching Gives Me Credibility With Students,’ Says an Administrator

January 21, 2020 - 12:19pm
After Jeff McClurken became an administrator at the University of Mary Washington, the professor of history and American studies wanted to continue teaching.
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'Teaching Gives Me Credibility With Students,' Says an Administrator

January 21, 2020 - 12:19pm
After Jeff McKlurken became an administrator at the University of Mary Washington, the professor of history and American studies wanted to continue teaching. "Teaching and learning is why we are here," he says. "And so the fact that an administrator is teaching gives me credibility with students."
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Saving History at College Radio Stations, One Tape at a Time

January 19, 2020 - 4:30pm
Jocelyn Robinson wants to preserve the invaluable audio left behind at historically black colleges and universities. First, though, she has to find it.
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Administrators Who Help Keep Students on Track

January 19, 2020 - 4:25pm
Student-success positions are on the rise as colleges realize they need to improve completion to stay competitive.
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Governor Had ‘Undue Influence’ Over U. of South Carolina Presidential Search, Accreditor Finds

January 17, 2020 - 2:05pm
Charges of partisan influence have tainted several presidential searches in recent years. In South Carolina, an elected official may have gone too far.
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The Real Problem With Grade Inflation

January 17, 2020 - 12:22pm
It’s not that colleges are catering to students, one expert says. It’s that students’ fixation on grades makes them too risk averse.
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A Brown U. Professor Took On Big Pharma. His University Pulled Him From the Classroom.

January 16, 2020 - 8:05pm
The case highlights the conflicts for colleges that employ researchers who study — and engage in advocacy against — powerful corporations.
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Do Gateway Courses Foster Inequity?

January 16, 2020 - 9:00am
The Gardner Institute sees fixing foundational courses as a social-justice issue. The reason: A disproportionate share of students who struggle in those classes come from disadvantaged groups.
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Colleges struggle to serve millions of dropouts. Have these men cracked the code?

January 16, 2020 - 8:00am
College Unbound removes barriers and empowers students to drive the curriculum. But can it succeed on a larger scale?  
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This Public College Wants to Punish 2 Students for Hate Speech. Is That Legal?

January 15, 2020 - 8:01pm
A lawsuit against UConn pits tolerance against freedom of speech. Some say the university overstepped its authority.
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Berkeley TAs Are Awarded Millions in Back Pay

January 15, 2020 - 6:15pm
The ruling applies to only one department at Berkeley, but the whole University of California system is likely to take note, an expert says.
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