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Blasted as Predators, Professors Are Fighting Back With Lawsuits

July 12, 2018 - 6:25pm
A defamation case against a student and professor at McGill University raises worries that rape victims are being silenced.
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Transitions: First Laywoman to Lead Loyola U. New Orleans, President of Roger Williams U. Dies at 75

July 12, 2018 - 2:34pm
Tania Tetlow will become president of Loyola University New Orleans. Roger Williams University's leader dies one year before planned retirement.
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Feuding Letters at Yale Law Expose Divisions Over Supreme Court Nomination

July 12, 2018 - 2:30pm
Competing letters of support and opposition to Brett Kavanaugh, an alumnus, have circulated among the school's faculty members, students, and alumni.
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How One College Used Student Comments to Identify Its Best Professors

July 12, 2018 - 9:41am
When students are candid and specific, their comments can help determine who should be teaching gateway courses, one administrator found.
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A Professor Faked an Offer Letter to Get More Money. What’s a Better Way?

July 11, 2018 - 5:24pm
A former professor at Colorado State University made headlines recently after he was criminally charged for falsifying an offer letter, in order to get a $5,000 raise. But faculty members do rely on deceit to negotiate promotions, often at the expense of other institutions’ search committees.
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Meet This One-Woman Career Launchpad

July 11, 2018 - 5:07pm
Elite colleges often have extensive career-services offices that help students land door-opening summer fellowships. At a historically black college, an honors-program director is on a mission to help even that playing field.
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Why International Students Are Important at Indiana U.

July 11, 2018 - 2:01pm
Michael A. McRobbie, the university’s president, talks about how antipathy toward such students is bad for higher education and the nation.
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His University Asked Him to Build an Emoji-Themed Parade Float. Then It Fired Him.

July 10, 2018 - 4:21pm
At a small West Virginia college, confusion surrounds a tenured professor’s strange dismissal. And paranoid faculty members are worried that new policies effectively gut tenure.
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How to Sell the Value of the Liberal Arts

July 10, 2018 - 2:02pm
Carmen T. Ambar, president of Oberlin College, talks about the importance of explaining to parents that college is worth the price.
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A Flagship’s Proposed Slogan — ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ — Draws Fire Out West

July 10, 2018 - 1:03pm
The tag line is part of a campaign that the university says expands the definition of “cowboy.” Some professors have responded that the slogan is inherently exclusionary.
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Why a College Plans to Raze 2 Dorms — and What It Means for the Future of the Campus

July 10, 2018 - 9:29am
If ever there were a metaphor for the impact of technology and demographic shifts on college spaces, it can be found at Fayetteville State University. Read why in our revamped Re:Learning newsletter.
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Apps Can Help Advise First-Generation Students. But It Takes a Human to Say ‘I Believe in You.’

July 9, 2018 - 2:26pm
Buoyed by a $20-million gift, the College Advising Corps is doubling down to help more minority, low-income, and first-generation students get into college. Without them, says its founder and chief executive, Nicole Hurd, “we won’t have the democracy we want.”
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This Professor Made Up a Job Offer From Another University. Now He Faces a Criminal Charge.

July 9, 2018 - 12:23pm
The Colorado State University professor managed to get a $5,000 raise, until the university suspected his competing job offer was fake. 
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For Georgetown Alumni, a Fellow Graduate’s Defense of Child Separation Touches a Nerve

July 9, 2018 - 11:54am
A group of Georgetown University alumni has circulated a petition calling for the resignation of Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of Homeland Security.
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George Mason’s Foundation Does Not Need to Release Records of Koch Foundation Agreements, Judge Finds

July 6, 2018 - 6:56pm
Activists, buoyed by the university president’s recent admission that some old agreements had not met academic standards, sought access to a wider swath of unreleased documents.
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Larry Nassar’s Former Boss Is Out at Michigan State

July 6, 2018 - 3:09pm
William Strampel, a professor and former dean who has faced his own controversy since a scandal exploded around the former sports doctor, has retired. The university had been trying to revoke his tenure and to fire him since February.
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How One College Reinvented Its Hiring Process to Better Test for ‘Fit’

July 6, 2018 - 1:59pm
Olin College of Engineering has built its brand on being different. So its leaders wanted to make sure applicants understood what it would be like to work there.
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Wisconsin Court Sides With Professor Who Was Suspended After Blogging About a Student

July 6, 2018 - 8:16am
The case was watched as a national marker of the limits of academic freedom. 
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How Independent Are Those ‘Independent’ Investigations Into Campus Sexual-Assault Scandals?

July 5, 2018 - 7:21pm
Renewed criticism of a 2016 inquiry at Baylor University has raised questions about the law firms colleges call in for help. Some critics say the lawyers have incentives to serve the college, not expose its failings.
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A Professor Called Out a Student by Name on His Blog. Should That Cost Him His Job?

July 5, 2018 - 4:51pm
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is expected to rule on Friday in McAdams v. Marquette University — a case that is either about academic freedom or basic professionalism, depending on whom you ask.
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