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How One College Has Set Out to Fix ‘a Culture of Blatant Sexual Harassment’

November 29, 2017 - 6:19pm
Students, faculty, and administrators hope to bring about sweeping cultural change at the Berklee College of Music, where 11 professors have been fired for sexual misconduct over the past 13 years.
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A Political-Science View of Trump’s Reported Census Pick

November 29, 2017 - 5:24pm
Thomas Brunell’s work challenges a widely held conviction in his field, that political competition is healthy for democracy. Fellow scholars say his study is useful to consider, even if few agree with him.
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These Minority-Serving Institutions Could Lose Money Under the House Republicans’ New Plan

November 29, 2017 - 4:04pm
Legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act would stiffen eligibility requirements for colleges, including historically black colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, and other minority-serving institutions, to receive funds under Title III and Title V of the law.
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3 Startling Claims From California’s Lawsuit Against a For-Profit College

November 29, 2017 - 3:44pm
California’s attorney general sued Ashford University on Wednesday, saying it had misled prospective students, among other illegal practices.
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Far-Right Speaker Is Arrested at U. of Connecticut After Physical Confrontation

November 29, 2017 - 9:56am
Lucian Wintrich was at the university to deliver a speech titled “It’s OK to Be White.” He grabbed a woman after she appeared to take a piece of paper from the lectern where he was speaking.
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‘Apple-esque’: New Student-Aid Mobile App Earns Oohs and Ahhs

November 29, 2017 - 7:48am
The new app, which the Education Department says will be rolled out in the spring, would allow students to apply for federal financial aid and check their credit score, among other features.
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'Apple-esque': New Student-Aid Mobile App Earns Oohs and Ahhs

November 29, 2017 - 7:48am
The new app, which the Education Department says will be rolled out in the spring, would allow students to apply for federal financial aid, as well as check their credit score, among other features.
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House Republicans Eye Sweeping Changes in Higher Education Act

November 29, 2017 - 6:42am
The House education committee is expected to release a bill this week that would reauthorize the federal law governing higher education, and it reportedly includes several significant changes.
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Is It Finally Time to Simplify the Fafsa? Signs Point to Yes.

November 28, 2017 - 6:41pm
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced on Tuesday that the department would roll out a new mobile app to make it easier for students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
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Why People Really Love/Hate Alumni Interviews

November 28, 2017 - 4:44pm
A recent fiasco involving a Harvard interviewer prompted a wave of contradictory responses. College officials and alumni found the practice meaningful, or a charade; important, or a major risk; something to continue, or to end at once.
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Why the U. of Maryland Is Hiring a ‘Hate-Bias Response Coordinator’

November 28, 2017 - 4:08pm
Colleges must adapt to a new normal of hate groups’ targeting their campuses, university officials say.
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Graduate Students Mobilize ‘to Stop Something That Can Ruin Us’

November 28, 2017 - 2:06pm
The students plan to protest the Republican tax proposal, which, as passed by the House of Representatives, would tax their tuition waivers. Higher-education leaders have said such a measure, if enacted, could be catastrophic.
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Fresh Off Failed ‘Washington Post’ Sting, James O'Keefe Will Speak at SMU

November 28, 2017 - 12:12pm
Project Veritas recently used an undercover employee to try and expose bias at The Washington Post, which sniffed out the effort. The organization's founder will speak on "stopping bias in American media."
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After Lawsuit Threat and Canceled Speech, Scaramucci Resigns From Tufts Advisory Board

November 28, 2017 - 10:16am
Anthony Scaramucci, who was briefly the White House communications director, threatened to sue a student newspaper writer on Monday. On Tuesday morning he resigned from an advisory board at Tufts University.
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Have You Experienced Sexual Harassment? Here’s How to Tell Us About It

November 28, 2017 - 9:50am
The Chronicle is devoting more resources to coverage of sexual harassment in higher education, and we’d like to hear from you. Do you have a story to share? Find out how to contact us here.
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Acceding to Fan Outrage, U. of Tennessee Draws More Critics

November 27, 2017 - 4:04pm
The university scrapped plans to hire Greg Schiano as its next head football coach, marking a rare capitulation to fans who seized on a disputed claim that he had failed to report Jerry Sandusky’s abuses at Penn State.
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American U. of Beirut Restores Assistantships for Student Protesters

November 27, 2017 - 2:18pm
The positions had been revoked to penalize graduate students who demonstrated against labor conditions.
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Should Laptops Be Banned in Class? An Op-Ed Fires Up the Debate

November 27, 2017 - 1:11pm
The distraction of technology is a major driver of such bans. But some academics say that technology can be a force for good, or at least that professors have no right to tell students what they can and can’t use in class. An essay in The New York Times prompts renewed discussion.
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Tufts Postpones Appearance by Anthony Scaramucci After Lawsuit Threat

November 27, 2017 - 10:35am
Two opinion articles in the student newspaper bothered the former White House communications director so much that he threatened legal action.
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How A Dean Got Over Impostor Syndrome — and Thinks You Can, Too

November 26, 2017 - 4:30pm
Valerie Ashby suffered from impostor syndrome until she identified the phenomenon and spent a year practicing 10 steps to overcome it.
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