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Big Donor’s Facebook Photos of 2 Black Students Unsettle Ole Miss

September 20, 2018 - 7:31pm
After Ed Meek illustrated a post about what he called the degradation of the university’s surrounding town with pictures of two African-American women, the chancellor, Jeffrey S. Vitter, quickly condemned it.
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Harvard Raised $9.6 Billion in Its Latest Campaign. Here’s What You Could Do With That Money.

September 20, 2018 - 4:09pm
The five-year project broke fund-raising records, earning enough to send an entire state to community college.
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Transitions: Shaw U. Makes Interim President Permanent, New Chief of Staff Named at American International College

September 20, 2018 - 3:43pm
Paulette Dillard has served as the interim leader of of Shaw since July 2017. Nicolle Cestero moves from Title IX coordinator to chief of staff at American International.
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As Cornell Finds Him Guilty of Academic Misconduct, Food Researcher Will Retire

September 20, 2018 - 1:11pm
Brian Wansink says his retirement has been “in the works for a long time,” but it comes as a university investigation takes him to task for “misreporting of research data, problematic statistical techniques,” and other violations.
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What’s on the Mind of the Private-College President? 3 Insights From a New Report

September 20, 2018 - 2:55am
The Council of Independent Colleges took the pulse of campus leaders and found race, representation, and a hostile political climate among their concerns.
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U. of Tennessee Considers a Politically Connected Businessman to Run Its System

September 19, 2018 - 5:18pm
Randy Boyd doesn’t have experience in academe, but the scandal-plagued system could use “an outside-in perspective,” as the chair of the Board of Trustees put it.
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Journals Retract 6 More Articles by a Controversial Cornell Food Scientist

September 19, 2018 - 5:04pm
Brian Wansink called the latest retractions, which bring his total to more than a dozen, “very unjust.” Meanwhile, the university said its own investigation of the researcher is about to conclude.
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How Notre Dame Rethought Its Core Curriculum

September 19, 2018 - 11:55am
The university recategorized core courses into “ways of knowing” and added flexibility to its requirements.
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U. of Pennsylvania Says It Will Be First Ivy to Offer Online Bachelor’s Degree

September 18, 2018 - 8:05pm
The program, aimed at nontraditional students, illustrates the growing credibility and popularity of online education.
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‘We Are the Most At-Risk People on Campus.’ Non-Tenured Instructors Can Now Serve in U. of Mississippi’s Faculty Senate.

September 18, 2018 - 5:10pm
At many colleges, non-tenure-track professors can advocate as faculty senators for issues that affect them. But not at the University of Mississippi, until now.
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Women Say Her Husband Harassed. Now She’s Under Fire.

September 18, 2018 - 4:07pm
As sexual-harassment allegations mount against the husband of the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater’s chancellor, women are saying the chancellor failed them and must resign. A former graduate student makes new accusations.
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U. of Michigan Professor Refuses to Recommend Student Whose Destination Is Israel

September 18, 2018 - 2:12pm
His university, however, says the scholar’s personal politics are out of place.
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Professor Refuses to Recommend Student Whose Destination Is Israel

September 18, 2018 - 2:12pm
His university, however, says the scholar’s personal politics are out of place.
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Idea Lab: Faculty Diversity

September 18, 2018 - 11:56am
Colleges are facing growing demands by students to hire more minority faculty members. But doing so requires revamping how search committees usually operate, confronting unconscious bias, and improving the Ph.D. pipeline of future professors. And recruitment is only the first step. Colleges also have to focus on retaining minority professors and examining the policies and practices that may make them feel underappreciated. This collection of articles examines how colleges are changing to bolst...
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U. of Wisconsin System Opens Second Investigation Into Alleged Harassment by Chancellor’s Husband

September 18, 2018 - 11:41am
He was banned from the Whitewater campus after he was found to have sexually harassed female employees. Now another woman has accused him of harassing her when she was a student-government leader.
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It’s Time for Colleges to Stop Overlooking Hispanic Adults

September 18, 2018 - 2:45am
By Goldie Blumenstyk
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Are Colleges Failing ‘Haidt’s Choice’? Betsy DeVos Says Yes. Jonathan Haidt Isn’t So Sure.

September 17, 2018 - 5:15pm
The scholar and free-speech advocate was surprised that the education secretary cited him in a speech on Monday. He says she oversimplified his stance on the state of campus discourse.
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Why More Colleges Are Trying Restorative Justice in Sex-Assault Cases

September 17, 2018 - 4:32pm
Campuses have used the approach to deal with a wide range of incidents of minor wrongdoing. But until recently, they’ve been reluctant to use it for sexual misconduct.
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When Anita Hill Testified, These Scholars Were Moved to Act. Now They’re Contemplating What’s Changed.

September 17, 2018 - 4:07pm
Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University, has accused Brett M. Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee, of sexually assaulting her as a teenager. Will her charges be treated differently than Hill’s?
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