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Think You Know What Type of College Would Accept Charles Koch Foundation Money? Think Again.

December 20, 2017 - 4:23pm
At some public regional universities, the foundation’s conservative politics have made it a tough sell. But a growing number of prestigious institutions now are among the top recipients of Koch funding.
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Education Dept. Approves New Wave of Students’ Claims Against Corinthian Colleges

December 20, 2017 - 12:04pm
The department announced on Wednesday that it had approved 12,900 requests for student-loan forgiveness from borrowers who said they had been defrauded by the now-shuttered for-profit college.
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What Colleges Need to Know About the Tax Overhaul Poised to Become Law

December 20, 2017 - 10:57am
The legislation could discourage charitable giving, would tax some rich colleges’ endowments, would tax some top-paid workers at nonprofit organizations, and would limit a key revenue stream in major college sports.
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‘Dreamers’ Make Desperate Plea on Capitol Hill

December 20, 2017 - 10:35am
In a day of marches, lobbying, and civil disobedience, undocumented students fight against time to make their case to Congress.
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New Tax Law Takes Aim at Higher Education’s Millionaires Club

December 19, 2017 - 6:49pm
In 2015, private nonprofit colleges minted 158 millionaires. Their institutions would have to pay a 21-percent tax.
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A Small College With a Big Endowment Gets Snared in Tax Bill

December 19, 2017 - 5:19pm
Kentucky’s Berea College, which charges no tuition and serves primarily low-income students, will probably have to pay a 1.4-percent tax on its endowment earnings after a revote on tax legislation.
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Can a College Education Solve the Nation’s Prison Crisis?

December 19, 2017 - 2:41pm
Professors hope a federal experiment will prove that offering Pell Grants to prisoners is a good investment. It’s just as likely, though, that the program will be shut down by its political opponents.
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A New High-Tech Learning Center Changed How These Professors Teach

December 19, 2017 - 2:12pm
Special classrooms now available at the University of Maryland at College Park are making faculty members rethink the way they engage students.
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Applying Research to Real-World Problems

December 19, 2017 - 11:25am
How can scientists turn their work into solutions to societal problems? Here’s a primer for discussion about what the true mission of university research should be.
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Reining In Fraternities

December 19, 2017 - 11:23am
Fraternities, havens of good times, darker events, and sometimes both, have been accused of fostering excessive drinking and indifference to students’ health. Here’s what colleges are trying to do about it.
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Use of Free Textbooks Is Rising, but Barriers Remain

December 18, 2017 - 10:01pm
A survey finds that the share of professors who have adopted open-licensed textbooks has risen to 9 percent from 5 percent in just two years.
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What Motivated a Musicologist to Study the Motifs of Star Wars

December 18, 2017 - 4:16pm
A Tufts University professor created a catalog of the recurring themes in the space saga’s universe.
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Sweet Briar Chooses a Core Curriculum

December 18, 2017 - 1:43pm
The small college's decision makes it both an outlier and model of recent trends in general education.
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Subscribers’ Most-Read Stories of 2017

December 18, 2017 - 12:22pm
Leadership dramas. Controversies big and small. Failing colleges. And the game of bingo. Those are just a few of the themes and stories that The Chronicle’s individual subscribers read the most this year.
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Final Tax Bill Would Spare Some Higher-Ed Worries, but Could Lead to State Budget Cuts

December 15, 2017 - 7:24pm
The Republican legislation is headed for votes in Congress without a tax on graduate-student tuition waivers but with a tax on big college endowment earnings.
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With an Employee Facing Deportation, Wesleyan’s President Speaks Out

December 15, 2017 - 5:17pm
Among campus leaders, Michael S. Roth might be President Trump’s fiercest critic. He explains why he thinks campus leaders should jump into the political fray.
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Public Universities Are Getting Better at Bagging Big Gifts

December 15, 2017 - 4:08pm
The institutions see dwindling state support, but donors appear to like their missions.
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U. of Texas Chancellor Will Step Down After Only 3 Years

December 15, 2017 - 2:52pm
William H. McRaven will resign in May from the top post in the 14-campus system.
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Law Professor’s New Book Puts Ethnography on Trial

December 15, 2017 - 12:35pm
Steven Lubet got interested in the field after reviewing Alice Goffman’s controversial 2014 book, On the Run. He thinks some ethnographers have an accuracy problem. Can a legal perspective help?
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Demographic Changes as Destiny in College Admissions? It’s Complicated

December 14, 2017 - 6:04pm
Projected shifts in the applicant pool prompt doom-and-gloom predictions at many institutions. But Nathan Grawe, an economist at Carleton College, says the forecast varies from campus to campus.
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