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The Two Sides of the Free-Speech ‘Crisis,’ in One Fox News Broadcast

March 22, 2019 - 1:56pm
Conservative pundits say liberal criticism of controversial speakers chills the climate for speech. Some liberals and academics say the real victims are professors who have become the targets of right-wing media outlets.
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What’s Consumer Information Doing in Trump’s Executive Order on Free Speech?

March 21, 2019 - 7:32pm
Many of the directives in the president’s latest announcement build on Obama-era efforts.
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Trump’s Free-Speech Order Could Have Been Harsher. But Higher-Ed Leaders Still Don’t Approve.

March 21, 2019 - 7:13pm
While the language is retrained, skeptics worry about how federal agencies will determine whether a college is in violation of free-speech laws and policies.
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Transitions: First Female President for Colorado State U., New Provost at U. of Maryland-Eastern Shore

March 21, 2019 - 3:45pm
Joyce McConnell will leave West Virginia University to lead Colorado State. The University of Maryland-Eastern Shore's next chief academic officer comes from Yale University.
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Ole Miss Moves to Relocate Confederate Statue Out of Campus Center After Protests

March 21, 2019 - 2:46pm
When several campus governing bodies voted to move the monument, the interim chancellor, Larry D. Sparks, said the university had agreed that it should be “relocated to a more suitable location.”
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Ole Miss Will Move Confederate Statue Out of Campus Center After Protests

March 21, 2019 - 2:46pm
When several campus governing bodies voted to move the monument, the interim chancellor, Larry D. Sparks, said the university had agreed that it should be “relocated to a more suitable location.”
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Making the Most of a Last-Minute Search

March 21, 2019 - 12:27pm
A career coach offers tips for making it work under less-than-ideal circumstances.
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A College on Long Island Abruptly Closed. The Faculty’s Fraught Job Searches Followed.

March 21, 2019 - 12:25pm
The thousands of faculty members who have lost their jobs in the shutdowns of small, private colleges might wonder what path is best taken next. They might look to professors at Dowling College, which closed in 2016.
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Sports-Bra Outrage And a Fight Over Everyday Sexism

March 21, 2019 - 11:51am
Women on Rowan University’s cross-county and track-and-field teams had complained for years about subtle sexism, and a ban on sports bras without shirts was a final insult. Now, they say they’re still being treated like the problem.
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Many Professors Want to Change Their Teaching but Don't. One University Found Out Why.

March 21, 2019 - 9:08am
Researchers at the University of Virginia’s Center for Teaching Excellence noticed that faculty interest in becoming more innovative teachers often faded with time. So they surveyed instructors to find out what was stopping them, and what could be done to help.
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Here’s What Trump’s Executive Order on Free Speech Says

March 21, 2019 - 8:55am
The order, obtained by The Chronicle, tells agencies to require colleges to uphold the First Amendment. It also directs the Education Department to add program-level data to the College Scorecard and produce a report on risk sharing.
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Why Tap Carol Folt as President? A Comparison of UNC and USC May Offer Clues

March 20, 2019 - 8:55pm
The former chancellor of the University of North Carolina’s flagship is moving on to the University of Southern California. The institutions have more in common than you might think.
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A Confederate Statue Undid Carol Folt’s Chancellorship at UNC. But It May Have Landed Her USC’s Top Job.

March 20, 2019 - 6:49pm
In the throes of multiple crises, including the admissions scandal, the University of Southern California wanted a leader who had spent time in the crucible. They just got one.
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A Harvard Scientist Commissioned Photos of Slaves in 1850. A Lawsuit Says the University Is Still Profiting From Them.

March 20, 2019 - 4:30pm
The portraits of an enslaved father and his daughter ought to belong to a descendant, rather than to the university, says a lawsuit.
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USC Picks Carol Folt, Former Chapel Hill Leader, as Next President

March 20, 2019 - 12:43pm
Folt, who recently stepped down as chancellor of the University of North Carolina flagship, will find herself in a familiar situation when she takes over in Los Angeles: navigating a campus that seems to find itself in constant turmoil.
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After Scandal, Higher-Ed Fund Raisers Fear Efforts to Curtail Deductions

March 20, 2019 - 10:30am
The Varsity Blues college-admissions scandal has already prompted one prominent lawmaker to propose legislation that could have a big impact on giving.
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U. of Illinois at Chicago Missed Warning Signs of Research Going Awry, Letters Show

March 20, 2019 - 2:00am
The university has played down its shortcomings in overseeing the work of a prominent child psychiatrist, but newly obtained documents show that the institution acknowledged its lapses to federal officials.
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A Prominent Economist’s Death Prompts Talk of Mental Health in the Professoriate

March 19, 2019 - 7:47pm
Alan B. Krueger, a titan in the field, died by suicide last weekend. As colleagues mourned, they also noted an academic culture that makes disclosing mental illness difficult.
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Arizona State Will Create a For-Profit Spinoff to Court Students in the Work Force

March 19, 2019 - 1:26pm
The chief backer of the venture, which has not been previously disclosed, is an investment fund that was headed by a financier charged in the admissions-bribery case.
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Journal Issues Revised Version of Controversial Paper That Questioned Why Some Teens Identify as Transgender

March 19, 2019 - 12:01pm
The paper on “rapid onset gender dysphoria” underwent months of review after transgender advocates objected to its methodology and phrasing. 
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