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Student Debt Gets the Game-Show Treatment. Who Wins?

3 hours 3 min ago
The program bills itself as a solution to the student-loan crisis, but experts fear it’s got the wrong answers.
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10 Black Washington U. Students Say They Were Racially Profiled by Local Cops. Now What?

6 hours 25 min ago
The students, attending an orientation for new freshmen, were stopped after leaving a local IHOP and wrongly accused of not paying for their meals.
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A College Administrator Told ‘The New York Times,’ Rap Is Not ‘Real Music.’ His President Called the Comment Disappointing.

9 hours 17 min ago
"People in rural New York, we are not people who respond to this part of American culture,” the director of the Benjamin Center at SUNY at New Paltz told the newspaper. That prompted a quick reaction from his university.
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After 10 Years at the Helm, the U. of Colorado’s President Will Resign

11 hours 17 min ago
Bruce Benson, an oil tycoon and prominent Republican, won over some of his campus critics by becoming a fiscally savvy advocate for the university.
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College Fund-Raising Council Urges ‘Zero Tolerance’ of Sexual Harassment

July 17, 2018 - 1:26pm
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education on Tuesday issued guidelines to protect alumni-relations, communications, and fund-raising professionals from inappropriate behavior, including misconduct by donors.
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Colleges Can’t — or Won’t — Track Where Ph.D.s Land Jobs. Should Disciplinary Associations?

July 17, 2018 - 12:57pm
An ambitious data project by the American Historical Association sheds light on where Ph.D. recipients end up — and on how little most graduate programs do to keep tabs on their alumni.
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Harvard Official Apologizes for ‘Discriminatory’ Comments in Viral Video

July 17, 2018 - 12:34pm
Theresa Lund, executive director of the university’s Humanitarian Intitative, was taped arguing with a woman and asking her if she lived in the “affordable apartments.”
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Why 20-Somethings Make Terrific College Counselors for Low-Income Students

July 17, 2018 - 7:41am
You might not expect it, but young advisers connect well with parents, says Nicole Hurd, founder of the College Advising Corps. That can make a big difference when delicate financial matters come up.
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As a University Is Sold in Pieces, Its Alumni Wonder What Remains

July 16, 2018 - 7:07pm
St. Gregory’s University, in Oklahoma, closed last year. But the equipment and furnishings that filled its campus remained until last week, when they were auctioned off to the highest bidder.
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The President Who Helped Plot to Divide His Campuses Will Step Down

July 16, 2018 - 8:50am
After months of turmoil, Randy Dunn, president of Southern Illinois University, will resign, according to a meeting notice from the Board of Trustees.
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Great Colleges to Work For 2018

July 15, 2018 - 4:40pm
In our 10th annual survey, 84 colleges were recognized and 42 were named to the honor roll. Did yours make the list? Explore the results to find out, and read how the survey was conducted.
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The Academic Workplace: Defining Job Success

July 15, 2018 - 4:30pm
Job consultants, a misfire on gauging productivity, how to handle career milestones, and our Great Colleges to Work For report. 
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Can Faculty Workload Be Captured in a Database?

July 15, 2018 - 4:30pm
Wisconsin’s latest attempt to quantify faculty productivity leaves academics feeling more misunderstood than ever.
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At Small Colleges, Smaller Departments

July 15, 2018 - 4:30pm
Faculty members at tiny institutions might appear to be lonely, but they collaborate across disciplines and geographic expanses to avoid being isolated.
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Academe Is a New Green Pasture for Consultants

July 15, 2018 - 4:30pm
Faced with a tight job market and growing demands on their time, more academics are turning to outsiders for career advice and support.
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How the Survey Was Conducted

July 15, 2018 - 4:30pm
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Want to Better Engage Your Employees? Explain the Business Side

July 15, 2018 - 4:30pm
Colleges across the country are increasingly trying to help faculty and staff members understand their institution’s business operations.
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Field Sites Are Harassment Hell. Here’s How to Improve Them.

July 15, 2018 - 4:30pm
A research field station in remote northern Alaska codifies and enforces acceptable behavior.
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This President Tripled the Size of His University. Here’s How.

July 15, 2018 - 4:30pm
Over three decades, John Hitt spurred enormous growth at the University of Central Florida. Was he a visionary or lucky?
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How to Treat a Dissertation Like a Start-Up

July 15, 2018 - 4:30pm
An assistant professor who wrote his dissertation in geography in less than two years shares the secrets of producing a "minimum viable dissertation."
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