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Selected New Books on Higher Education

February 18, 2018 - 4:30pm
The latest topics include how changing demographics will affect college enrollment and how to teach writing to working-class students.
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Fight ‘Summer Melt’

February 18, 2018 - 4:30am
Each year, thousands of students intending to go to college fail to actually enroll. Georgia State University takes a high-tech but personalized approach to getting them to campus in the fall.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (2/23/2018)

February 18, 2018 - 4:25am
C. Mauli Agrawal will lead the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and Sheryl Kubiak will be dean of social work at Wayne State University.
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Turning Point USA Is Accused of Abandoning Kent State Chapter Following Diaper Fiasco

February 16, 2018 - 5:03pm
The ex-president of the campus chapter says the conservative organization’s top leaders muzzled her and threw her group "under the bus" after its October event was lampooned on social media.
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How These Professors Assign Their Own Books With a Clean Conscience

February 16, 2018 - 3:59pm
Putting one’s own work on the syllabus can be logical. But the mild self-enrichment — or appearance of such — has some academics jumping through hoops to avoid it.
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After 2016 Election, Campus Hate Crimes Seemed to Jump. Here’s What the Data Tell Us.

February 16, 2018 - 3:59pm
Reports of ugly incidents were all over the news in the weeks after Donald J. Trump’s surprising victory. Recently released government statistics help paint a picture of what really happened on campuses.
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Running Out of Time in the Land of Opportunity

February 16, 2018 - 11:45am
She’s an undocumented student fearing the death of DACA. He’s a Haitian citizen with a deadline to leave the United States. They’ve fallen in love. What do they do now?  
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Inside Auburn’s Secret Effort to Advance an Athlete-Friendly Curriculum

February 16, 2018 - 11:00am
Documents show that academic leaders discussed tailoring programs for the specific benefit of athletes, and no one is seriously asking if that’s a problem.
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She Wrote a Farewell Letter to Colleagues. Then 80,000 People Read It.

February 15, 2018 - 6:17pm
Erin Bartram reflects on her overnight transformation from spurned scholar to prophet of the academic jobless. 
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A College Designed for Adults

February 15, 2018 - 3:22pm
At College Unbound, a new institution in Rhode Island, the curriculum and services reflect the life and work experiences of older students. “We’ve tried to become what they needed,” says Adam Bush, its provost.
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Bill Would Hold College Presidents Accountable for Sexual Abuse by Employees

February 15, 2018 - 12:44pm
The legislation, introduced in the U.S. Senate, would require campus leaders to certify annually that they have reviewed all incidents of sexual misconduct reported to the Title IX coordinator, among other things.
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The New Landscape for International Students

February 15, 2018 - 11:33am
President Trump’s efforts to limit travel to the United States from several countries have affected many would-be international students. Here’s what American colleges are doing to attract them anyway.
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Professors and Free Speech

February 15, 2018 - 11:25am
Some professors nowadays fear for their jobs or their safety on account of their views at a time of high partisan tensions. Here are the stories of several professors in the cross hairs, and how their colleges responded.
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Harnessing the Power of the Developing Brain

February 15, 2018 - 8:15am
What professors — and students — should know about the advantages and limitations of the teenage brain.  
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How One Campus Is Dealing With Its Ties to a 20th-Century White Supremacist

February 14, 2018 - 12:27pm
Universities are often called upon to remove the names of racists from their buildings. But, as seen on one campus, the more complex the figure, the more work there is to be done.
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Inside the Process That Jumpstarts Federal Sex-Harassment Lawsuits

February 13, 2018 - 5:34pm
Filing charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is a necessary prelude to pursuing a federal case. Here’s what the data show about who files and what happens next.
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The 7 Things Students Think About When Choosing a College

February 13, 2018 - 3:19pm
Those who enroll in public institutions tend to think about affordability first, while those who opt for private colleges are more likely to rely on reputation, a study finds.
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Michigan State’s Faculty Senate Votes No Confidence in Embattled Trustees

February 13, 2018 - 3:13pm
It’s yet another sign of the tensions that have continued to simmer on the campus since the recent sentencing hearings for Larry Nassar, formerly a sports doctor at the university, who’s accused of abusing at least 265 young women and girls.
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Princeton Professor Cancels Course After His Use of a Racial Slur Angered Students

February 13, 2018 - 12:34pm
The university affirmed its values of free speech and inclusivity after Lawrence Rosen used the word three times in a discussion of hate speech. 
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Garrison Keillor Says He Was ‘Embarrassed’ by Now-Removed Plaque at U. of Minnesota

February 13, 2018 - 9:52am
The former radio host and writer who has been accused of sexual harassment says he "never wanted" a place on the university's Scholars Walk.
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