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To Stay in the Game, Colleges Recruit Esports Coaches

November 18, 2018 - 10:00pm
The new coaches need to be sensitive to students’ academic progress, and know how to foster teamwork and draw in fans and donors.
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With $1.8-Billion Gift to Johns Hopkins, Michael Bloomberg Sends a Message on Affordability

November 18, 2018 - 5:26pm
The former New York City mayor and rumored presidential hopeful says his record-setting donation will be used to provide financial aid for low- and middle-income students.
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A Professor Discovers Firsthand How Dirty Politics Can Be

November 18, 2018 - 4:30pm
Tracy Mitrano, a cybersecurity scholar, lost her bid to become a U.S. representative. But she gained a new awareness of the challenges facing academics who enter the fray.
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For Mentorships to Work, Colleges Have to Commit

November 18, 2018 - 4:30pm
Professors’ guidance can be life-changing for students, but the relationships require sustained resources, rewards, and support for the faculty members participating.
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'Hungry to Learn'

November 18, 2018 - 4:01pm
Five students describe their struggles with food and housing insecurity and what colleges can do to help. 
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How Community Colleges Can Help Push Students ‘Through the Finish Line’

November 16, 2018 - 12:00pm
Remedial classes, repeated courses, and course withdrawals signal trouble for many students. Yet for some, that pattern actually predicts greater success. The key is looking at the student profile as a whole, a new study suggests.
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The Cost of His Crusade

November 16, 2018 - 11:30am
A famous scientist is determined to protect his reputation. What happens when an old friend gets in the way?
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How a George Washington U. Researcher Stumbled Across a Huge Government Secret

November 16, 2018 - 11:17am
Seamus Hughes was reading Dragons Love Tacos when he realized he could prove the Justice Department had secretly charged the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
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What You Need to Know About the Proposed Title IX Regulations

November 16, 2018 - 10:56am
The long-awaited draft rules would replace the Obama administration’s guidance, which had called for more aggressive enforcement of the 1972 law mandating gender equity among colleges that accept federal money.
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Who Else Will Get Sued Over Their Admissions Policies?

November 15, 2018 - 4:42pm
A lawsuit filed in California on Thursday seeks admissions and enrollment data from the University of California system.
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Instructors Spend ‘Emotional Labor’ in Diversity Courses, and Deserve Credit for It

November 15, 2018 - 4:23pm
For most faculty members, moderating heated discussions and hearing students’ personal tribulations are part of the job. That could be OK, a new paper says, if it were recognized and rewarded.
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Political Tensions With China Put Pressure on American Universities’ Research Commitments

November 15, 2018 - 2:13pm
Escalating rhetoric has forced colleges to walk a fine line between protecting national security and promoting ideals of openness.
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Lecturer Who Called Police on Student Wasn’t Biased but Needs Training, University Says

November 15, 2018 - 12:36pm
An investigation at the University of Texas at San Antonio cites escalating classroom tensions, poor judgment, and a missent email as factors in an incident seen in a viral video.
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Transitions: Alderson Broaddus U. Names President, U. of Texas Campus Appoints Inclusive-Excellence Chief

November 15, 2018 - 11:53am
Alderson Broaddus's new president has been interim chief for three years. Myron Anderson will be UT-San Antonio's first vice president for inclusive excellence.
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Dartmouth Allowed 3 Professors to Sexually Harass and Assault Students, Lawsuit Charges

November 15, 2018 - 6:01am
Current and former students say that the faculty members groped them, plied them with alcohol, and, in some cases, raped them, and that the college was slow to respond to their complaints.
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One Way to Help Students Confront Their Political Biases

November 14, 2018 - 9:23pm
Everyone tends to seek information that reinforces what they already think, says a political-science professor. Here’s how she demonstrates that in her course.
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Dispute Over ‘Lingerie’ Comment Persists, as Society Rejects Professor’s Appeal

November 14, 2018 - 5:13pm
The International Studies Association said a joke about stopping an elevator at the lingerie department had violated its code of conduct. The scholar said he planned a defamation lawsuit.
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Hate Crimes on Campuses Are Rising, New FBI Data Show

November 14, 2018 - 4:52pm
Attacks on African-Americans and Jews surged at some colleges in 2017.
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Hate Crimes on College Campuses Are Rising, New FBI Data Show

November 14, 2018 - 4:52pm
Attacks on African-Americans and Jews surged on some college campuses in 2017.
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A Fifth of Private Colleges Report First-Year Discount Rate of 60 Percent, Moody’s Says

November 14, 2018 - 4:27pm
The colleges are competing for a stagnant number of increasingly price-conscious high-school graduates, a survey finds.
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