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How Do You Keep Students From Checking Out in a Large Lecture Hall?

January 25, 2018 - 8:07am
Colleges can innovate their way out of some problems. Others — like those distracted students in the back of the auditorium — may be harder to crack.
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Endowment Returns Rebound After a Dismal 2016, but the Long-Term Outlook Is Cloudy

January 24, 2018 - 10:01pm
Endowments returned an average of 12.2 percent in the 2017 fiscal year, according to an annual survey. That’s a big step up from the previous year, when they dropped by nearly 2 percent.
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The Nassar Scandal and the Fall of Michigan State’s President

January 24, 2018 - 10:00pm
During a week of scathing, heart-rending testimony by the physician’s scores of victims, Lou Anna K. Simon’s once-strong support rapidly eroded. On the same day Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison, Simon resigned. Here’s how that stunning turn of events came about.
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Michigan State President Resigns

January 24, 2018 - 6:57pm
Michigan State University's president, Lou Anna K. Simon, submitted her resignation on Wednesday night.
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UT-Austin Professors Join Campaign Against Faculty-Productivity Company

January 24, 2018 - 6:12pm
The Faculty Council passed a resolution urging the University of Texas’ flagship to make no use of the company, Academic Analytics, especially for promotion, tenure, and related decisions.
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How College May Actually Limit Students’ Exposure to Different Religions

January 24, 2018 - 4:45pm
It’s a commonly accepted narrative that students are exposed to diverse religious perspectives for the first time while in college. A new study says that the opposite may be true.
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Why Don’t Professors Make More Money? The Flexibility They Enjoy, a Study Argues

January 24, 2018 - 4:14pm
But another scholar contends that it’s a simple matter of the public’s undervaluing of higher ed and viewing faculty lives as replete with leisure.
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U. of Rochester Faculty Postpones Vote on Censuring Professor Over Sex With Students

January 23, 2018 - 10:28pm
The Faculty Senate shelved a motion that said T. Florian Jaeger had failed to uphold moral standards expected of professors.
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Many Want Michigan State’s President to Resign. Here’s Why She Still Has Campus Support.

January 23, 2018 - 7:56pm
Lou Anna K. Simon is widely credited with transforming the university into an academic powerhouse. Her backers also caution against a rush to judgment when it comes to Larry Nassar.
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Faculty Leaders Express Support for U. of Arizona’s Departing Provost

January 23, 2018 - 5:59pm
Professors say a lawsuit’s allegation that Andrew Comrie made "sexist and demeaning comments toward female deans" doesn’t square with the man they know.
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Campus Clashes Over Free Speech

January 23, 2018 - 3:38pm
Fiery speakers with racist, sexist, and anti-immigrant views have prompted violent campus clashes. Here’s how colleges have tried to strike a balance between free speech and safety.
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Teaching Abroad

January 23, 2018 - 2:41pm
If you are broadening your job opportunities by looking overseas, here’s how American academics have adapted to expectations and realities in three key regions.
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How to Help First-Generation Students Succeed

January 23, 2018 - 2:37pm
Students whose parents lack bachelor’s degrees face significant financial, cultural, and educational barriers. Here’s how colleges can help them graduate.
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Outlook for Higher Ed in 2018 Is Bleak, Ratings Agency Says

January 23, 2018 - 12:08pm
Standard & Poor's said the near future for mid-tier institutions was especially poor.
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Who Has the Most Student Debt? The Wealthiest, a New Analysis Finds

January 23, 2018 - 9:21am
Focusing on "who owes the most," two researchers write, may be counterproductive.
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Michigan State Students Plan Protest to Demand President's Resignation

January 23, 2018 - 8:12am
Student activists say they do not trust Lou Anna K. Simon, Michigan State University's president, as victims of Larry Nassar continue to criticize her handling of the scandal.
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The Daily Briefing

January 23, 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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Michigan State’s Abuse Scandal Draws Comparisons to Penn State’s

January 22, 2018 - 7:47pm
Larry Nassar’s abuse of female gymnasts isn’t generating the same level of outrage as Jerry Sandusky’s abuse of boys. Why not?
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Michigan State's Abuse Scandal Draws Comparisons to Penn State’s

January 22, 2018 - 7:47pm
Larry Nassar’s abuse of female gymnasts isn’t generating the same level of outrage as Jerry Sandusky’s abuse of boys. Why not?
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U. of Arizona Provost Steps Down After Suit Claims ‘Demeaning’ Treatment of Female Deans

January 22, 2018 - 5:18pm
A gender-discrimination lawsuit, filed on Monday, asserted that Andrew Comrie told a female dean she should wear skirts more often, among other things. The university said the resignation was unrelated to the allegations.
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