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Robert Mueller's Undergraduate Thesis Adviser Has a Great Memory. But He Doesn't Remember Mueller.

May 24, 2018 - 4:20pm
But the former Princeton professor reread his now-famous student's project about a geopolitical legal case and deems it "judicious" and "very fair."
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Trauma Can Interfere With Students’ Learning. Here’s Something Professors Can Do to Help.

May 24, 2018 - 8:08am
Listening to students’ stories can help them regain a sense of control after a disaster, says a professor at the University of Puerto Rico.
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Nikias Is Standing Firm as Scandals Mount at USC. But This Is What the End of a Presidency Looks Like.

May 23, 2018 - 4:37pm
With his judgment again called into question, this time over the University of Southern California’s handling of misconduct complaints against a gynecologist, Max Nikias faces the sort of mobilized opposition that can sink a college leader.
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3 Takeaways From a Book-Length Federal Report on ‘The Condition of Education’

May 23, 2018 - 12:13pm
While the annual deep-dive into education data — from pre-K to post-college — breaks little new ground, it offers a good reminder of how higher ed differs from popular perceptions of it.
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Here’s How Western Governors U. Aims to Enroll a Million Students

May 23, 2018 - 11:36am
The online university has set up a new component, WGU Advancement, for work-force development, and will raise money for scholarships from outside sources.
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Here's How Western Governors U. Aims to Enroll a Million Students

May 23, 2018 - 11:36am
The online university has set up a new component, WGU Advancement, for work-force development, and will raise money for scholarships from outside sources.
Categories: Higher Education News

A Federal Panel Tries to Regulate Accreditation. But Is Anyone Paying Attention?

May 22, 2018 - 8:03pm
The 18 members of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity are supposed to help guide federal policy and practice. But they’re wrestling with the question of their own relevance.
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Inside Gay Students’ Fight to Be Heard at BYU

May 22, 2018 - 1:42pm
In March, the Mormon university sponsored a panel on LGBT issues — something it had never done before. How it got there is a story of mixed motivations and incremental progress.
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Amid Scandal of Campus Gynecologist, USC Faculty Members Call on President to Resign

May 22, 2018 - 12:01pm
In a letter they accused University of Southern California leaders of having “kept wrongdoing quiet.”
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Following Scandal With Campus Gynecologist, USC Faculty Members Call For President's Resignation

May 22, 2018 - 12:01pm
Faculty members wrote a letter accusing university leaders of having "kept wrongdoing quiet."
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A Texas Campus, Plagued by Hate Groups and Rocked by Protest, Struggles to Heal

May 21, 2018 - 6:02pm
Texas State University has been a hotbed of racial unrest over the past few years. The administration is increasing its efforts to make sure that everyone there feels safe.
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Frustrated Professors Shut Down a Chancellor Search, Leaving UMass’s President ‘Mortified’

May 21, 2018 - 4:00pm
The three finalists to lead the University of Massachusetts at Boston dropped out following faculty criticism of both them and the search process.
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Former Gates Foundation Official Will Lead Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

May 21, 2018 - 12:51pm
Daniel Greenstein, a former director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Postsecondary Success program, will become chancellor of the 14-campus system, which serves 102,000 students and faces serious financial challenges.
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U. of Oregon Officials Apologize for Linking Student’s Death to ‘Poor Life Choices’

May 21, 2018 - 12:41pm
Dylan Pietrs was found dead at Shasta Lake, a popular party destination for college students. His mother said the university’s initial statement, which described behavior at the lake as “contrary” to its values, added “insult to injury.”
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‘Higher Education’ Isn’t So Popular, Poll Finds, but Local Colleges Get Lots of Love

May 20, 2018 - 10:01pm
Democrats and Republicans both see a need for improvements in higher education. But they also really like their local colleges and universities.
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What I'm Reading: ‘The Underground Railroad’

May 20, 2018 - 4:30pm
A novel about the plight of slaves in the 1800s resonates on campuses dealing with civil-rights issues today.
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How Our Obsession With College Prep Hurts Kids

May 20, 2018 - 4:30pm
Making them regurgitate facts and study subjects like calculus, which colleges want to see, doesn’t prepare them for the world, says the education reformer Ted Dintersmith.
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Trump Rolled Up the Welcome Mat. This Admissions Officer Is Trying to Get Students to Come Anyway.

May 20, 2018 - 4:30pm
The president and his policies are threatening international student numbers — and colleges’ bottom line. One admissions officer took to the road to try to stop the decline.
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Should Colleges Let Ailing Majors Die or Revamp Them?

May 20, 2018 - 4:30pm
The University of Illinois has combined liberal-arts majors with computer science, while Assumption College has cut shrinking majors as it gambles on new career-focused programs.
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When Power Plays Fail, You Can Lead by Example

May 20, 2018 - 4:29pm
In a new book, an assistant professor imagines a higher-education world in which leaders are motivated by the desire to serve others.
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