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UMass-Boston Faculty Votes No Confidence in System’s Leaders Over Purchase of Small College

May 15, 2018 - 10:57am
The Faculty Council said the acquisition of the shuttered Mount Ida College unfairly favored the flagship campus, in Amherst, over Boston.
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The Daily Briefing

May 15, 2018 - 2:55am
The Daily Briefing tells individual subscribers everything they need to know about higher ed. Here’s a sample.
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Among the Hottest Job Markets on Campus: Police Officer

May 13, 2018 - 10:00pm
Colleges are hiring police officers at a faster rate than nearly any other campus jobs — at a time of heightened concern about how they operate.
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‘My Professional World Has Gotten Smaller’

May 11, 2018 - 4:36pm
Three scholars speak about how sexual harassment and assault have distorted their lives in the academy.
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U. of Texas System Apologizes for Revoking Nepali Students’ Scholarships

May 11, 2018 - 1:11pm
A statement acknowledges the applicants’ “anguish and hardship” and pledges to make sure “this situation never occurs again.” But most of the help for the students is coming from college advisers and admissions officials elsewhere.
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This Is What Georgia Tech Thinks College Will Look Like in 2040

May 11, 2018 - 11:22am
It includes new credentials to recognize continuous learning, a subscription fee model, and worldwide networks of advisers for life.
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A White Student Called the Police on a Black Student Who Was Napping. Yale Says It’s ‘Deeply Troubled.’

May 10, 2018 - 5:14pm
The black student said she had nodded off while writing a paper in the common area of their dorm. Videos of what happened went viral.
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Duke’s President Apologizes for Barista Firings That Followed Administrator’s Complaint

May 10, 2018 - 4:28pm
Vincent E. Price said the employees, who were dismissed after the vice president for student affairs complained about a rap song they were playing, had faced “unfair treatment.”
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How Did Michigan State’s Interim Chief Squander a Chance to Heal?

May 10, 2018 - 4:13pm
John Engler’s blundering three months in office have inexplicably positioned the former governor as an adversary of the women who survived Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse.
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How Your Office Could Inspire Student Collaboration

May 10, 2018 - 8:18am
To foster faculty-student interactions, some campuses are designing better spaces for them to meet.
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AAUP Says U. of Nebraska Denied Due Process to Grad Student Who Heckled Activist

May 9, 2018 - 11:00pm
Courtney Lawton had been removed from the classroom because of political pressure, the association found. Recordings seem to support that conclusion.
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Why Internet Scholars Are Calling Out Facebook for Restricting Access to Its Data

May 9, 2018 - 2:35pm
The social-media giant recently announced restrictions on who can mine information it collects for research. Some academics say that’s a problem.
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Consumer Watchdog Signals a Lower Priority for Investigating Student-Loan Abuses

May 9, 2018 - 1:44pm
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday said it would fold its student-loan-investigation arm into a part of the federal agency that focuses on consumer information, according to an internal memo obtained by several news organizations.
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How Colleges Can Help STEM Students Think More Broadly

May 9, 2018 - 1:09pm
A major new report encourages colleges to integrate STEM with the arts and humanities to improve student outcomes. Here are some things they may want to keep in mind.
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What a Twitter Tussle Exposed About Intergenerational Friction Among Faculty

May 9, 2018 - 12:05pm
The stark job-market downturn since the 2008 recession has fueled long-simmering tensions.
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Colleges Need to Prepare for the Future of Learning. Here’s How to Give All Students a Shot at Success.

May 9, 2018 - 9:28am
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Duke Administrator’s Complaint About Music Apparently Got 2 Campus Baristas Fired

May 9, 2018 - 9:08am
The vice president for student affairs heard some explicit rap lyrics at a coffee shop and went to the director of dining services with his objection.
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How a Transformational President Set Michigan State on a Course to Disaster

May 8, 2018 - 7:33pm
The university prospered under Lou Anna K. Simon’s leadership. But for many who witnessed that growth, the Nassar scandal demands hard questions about the consequences of that ambition.
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Faculty Member Who Rushed U. of Florida Students Off Graduation Stage Is Put on Leave

May 8, 2018 - 11:22am
The unnamed commencement marshal was sharply criticized for manhandling students at the ceremony. The president has apologized.
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Seeking to Lay Off Tenured Professors, Catholic U. Provost Blasts Critics for ‘Spreading Half-Truths and Fear’

May 8, 2018 - 11:12am
In the administration’s most forceful counterargument to date, the provost says the faculty aims to "mutilate" and "neuter" a controversial cost-cutting proposal.
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