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White House Officials Will Visit Campuses to Discuss Foreign Threats to Research

September 16, 2019 - 10:01pm
Amid heightened scrutiny of America’s research relationship with China, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will bring together different agencies to devise guidelines and best practices.
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He Was the President. His Wife Was Getting Payments From the University. Is That a Problem?

September 16, 2019 - 3:52pm
Records obtained by The Chronicle show that Beth Cabrera was paid by George Mason University for contract work while her husband, Ángel Cabrera, served as its chief. The case sheds light on a gray area of college leadership.
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Do Your New Trustees Have a Lot to Learn? ‘Flip’ Their Orientation

September 15, 2019 - 4:30pm
As boards grow more activist, some colleges hope to help new members better understand higher ed by jettisoning traditional orientations.
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Field’s Top Young Scholar Asks, Why Don’t More Women Study Economics?

September 15, 2019 - 4:30pm
Emi Nakamura, who comes from a family of economists, won this year’s John Bates Clark Medal for the best American in her field under age 40. The Chronicle talked with her about gender imbalance in the discipline despite positive changes over time. 
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Are Colleges Complicit if They Fail to Keep Students From Defaming Professors?

September 13, 2019 - 7:16pm
A lawsuit accuses Wesleyan University of “aiding and abetting” defamatory claims that a faculty member was a sexual predator.
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Felicity Huffman Was Sentenced to 14 Days for the 'Varsity Blues' Scandal. Here's What People Are Saying.

September 13, 2019 - 5:32pm
Two weeks is too meager, an example of white privilege, and another nail in the coffin of meritocracy, according to the Twitterati.
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‘Constant Firefighting’: Greek-Life Staffs Are Underpaid and Overworked. Here’s What Some Colleges Are Doing About It.

September 13, 2019 - 10:57am
Despite serving high-risk populations, the offices that oversee fraternities and sororities have long been a low priority on many campuses.
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International Students Bailed Out Colleges in the Last Recession. They Won’t This Time.

September 12, 2019 - 5:06pm
As another downturn looms, several factors have led to two years of declines in new international enrollments, with few experts expecting a turnaround.
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Flagships Are Rolling Out New Need-Based Aid Programs for Low-Income Students. Why Now?

September 12, 2019 - 4:51pm
Like other colleges, the University of Arizona has pledged to offer four years of free tuition to all Pell Grant-eligible, in-state freshmen. It’s part of a course correction after the Great Recession.
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Colleges Could Do More to Ease the Cost of Undergrads’ Child Care, Watchdog Says

September 12, 2019 - 3:27pm
Dependent-care allowances and federal-aid programs could help more student-parents afford child care. Why aren’t colleges talking about it?
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California Is Poised to Challenge the NCAA Over Amateurism. Here’s What Could Happen Next.

September 12, 2019 - 12:26pm
With California’s Fair Pay to Play Act now sitting on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk, the logistical reality of enacting the law looms. Several experts envision what legal and economic scenarios await both the NCAA and the colleges affected.
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‘Hampshire’s Not Dead’: Here’s What It’s Like to Be in Its 13-Person Freshman Class

September 12, 2019 - 11:40am
When Hampshire College failed to meet its enrollment needs this past spring, it made the drastic decision to slash its freshman class. Now, its students — and its new president — hope the unconventional institution can rise from the ashes.
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Jack Crowl, Co-Founder of The Chronicle, Dies at 84

September 12, 2019 - 11:03am
He wore many hats, including reporter, editor, and publisher, before he retired, in 1990.
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To Improve Student Success, This University Tried ‘Nudging’ Its Professors

September 12, 2019 - 2:00am
The California State University system built detailed dashboards that let instructors see how different groups of students fared in class. Then it had to get those instructors to look.
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A Whistle-Blower Tells the Backstory of Jeffrey Epstein and MIT Media Lab

September 11, 2019 - 2:43pm
Signe Swenson, a development associate at the lab, raised concerns with her supervisors that she says were ignored.
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Hype vs. Reality at the MIT Media Lab

September 11, 2019 - 1:15pm
The “food computer,” a high-profile lab project, has been hailed as a revolutionary device that could help feed the world. Former employees say the project is more salesmanship than science, and a symptom of the Media Lab’s “deploy or die” ethos.  
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Transitions: Delaware State U. Provost to Succeed the University's First Female President

September 11, 2019 - 1:07pm
Wilma Mishoe plans to retire in December after leading Delaware State for over a year, first as interim president and then as president.
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U.S. Border Agents Are Seeking Social-Media Data on International Students

September 11, 2019 - 12:54pm
The Department of Homeland Security plans to collect social-media handles of travelers, including students, to the United States. Plus more news of global higher ed.
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A College Gives Back to the Town That Once Saved It

September 11, 2019 - 12:32pm
Like many small American towns, Waterville, Me., has lost its biggest factories. Colby College, led by President David A. Greene, is trying to turn things around, investing big bucks and leading an initiative to save the milltown.      
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It Burned Coal for Decades. Now It Will Let Beloit Students Blow Off Steam.

September 11, 2019 - 11:27am
Beloit College is making a big bet on a former power-generating station that will soon be its campus center and rec building.
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