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U. of Florida President Apologizes For ‘Inappropriately Aggressive’ Treatment of Graduating Students

May 7, 2018 - 12:42pm
At their commencement ceremony, several students were shoved and rushed off stage by a university employee.
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Professors Are Talking About Students’ Dead Grandparents Again

May 7, 2018 - 10:38am
While some academics complained on Twitter about students using the alleged death of a grandparent as an excuse during finals, others said it’s time to respect students’ ever-more-complex lives.
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Idea Lab: Academic Overhauls

May 7, 2018 - 8:37am
Revamping a curriculum or academic program is never easy. All too often traditions must be upended and entrenched practices challenged. To help college leaders make such big changes a success, The Chronicle’s editors have pulled together this collection of articles and essays from the Idea Lab, our section on solving problems in academe.
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Speed, Convenience, Affordability: Why Modular Construction Is Catching On

May 6, 2018 - 4:30pm
Colleges build for the ages, usually with heavy stone structures that sit in place for decades. A different kind of construction can save time and money.
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How Colleges Manage to Afford Big Projects in Lean Times

May 6, 2018 - 4:30pm
Public-private partnerships can help colleges remake their campuses in years, rather than decades. The bigger the deal, the more complexities it brings.
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Modular Architecture Comes to Campus

May 6, 2018 - 4:30pm
Manufactured buildings gain appeal among colleges for their speed, convenience, and affordability.
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Got a Video-Gaming Team? What About an Arena for It?

May 6, 2018 - 4:30pm
More than 70 institutions now offer scholarships for eSports, and they’re developing new facilities for their competitors and fans.
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Does the Faculty Office Have a Future?

May 6, 2018 - 4:30pm
Administrators say it’s the "third rail" of facilities questions: With faculty members spending less of their time in their campus offices, can colleges afford to keep building them?
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‘P3’ Deals Bring New Buildings to Stretched State Campuses

May 6, 2018 - 4:30pm
Public-private construction partnerships are now running into the nine figures as colleges begin using private capital to build more than dorms.
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This Software Millionaire Is Building the Low-Tech College of His Dreams

May 6, 2018 - 4:30pm
Higher education helped build Kevin Runner’s fortune, he says, and now he plans to give back — by resurrecting the campus of a defunct Kentucky college as a training ground for a sustainable future.
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How to Make a 200-Year-Old Campus Wheelchair-Accessible

May 6, 2018 - 4:30pm
"One of the challenges at this university is that it’s so historic — the ADA wasn’t around in 1819," says Cory Paradis, who uses a wheelchair and majors in urban planning at the University of Virginia.
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Does Your College Have a Cavern? 7 Learning Spaces Beyond the Classroom

May 6, 2018 - 4:30pm
The Chronicle collected images from institutions across the country that use the landscape, loosely defined, to foster learning.
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Traditional Teaching May Deepen Inequality. Can a Different Approach Fix It?

May 6, 2018 - 4:30pm
A professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill uses inclusive teaching, which seeks to equalize the opportunity for students from all backgrounds to participate and succeed in class.
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A Student's Perspective: Accessibility Improvements Your College Might Consider

May 6, 2018 - 4:26pm
Cory Paradis gave The Chronicle a campus tour to highlight changes that have helped him navigate the University of Virginia's campus.
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How Improved Campus Accessibility Helped This UVa Student

May 6, 2018 - 4:26pm
Cory Paradis gave The Chronicle a campus tour to highlight improvements that have helped him, pointing out accessibility steps that any university should consider.
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He Makes a Joke. She Isn’t Laughing: ‘Lingerie’ Comment in Elevator Leads to Uproar Among Scholars.

May 6, 2018 - 2:42pm
A female professor complained to their association about a male professor’s unprofessional remark at a conference. Told to write an “unequivocal apology,” he refused.
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He Makes a Joke. She Isn't Laughing: ‘Lingerie’ Comment in Elevator Leads to Uproar Among Scholars

May 6, 2018 - 2:42pm
She complains to their association about his sexist remark. Told to write an "unequivocal  apology," he refuses.
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Ohio State Investigates Sexual-Misconduct Allegations Against Doctor Who Worked With at Least 8 Sports Teams

May 4, 2018 - 3:19pm
The accusations against Richard H. Strauss, who died in 2005, relate to his work with university athletes from the 1970s to the 90s.
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A Championship Wins Over Prospective Students for Villanova

May 4, 2018 - 2:39pm
The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, president of Villanova University, says its recent NCAA basketball championships have attracted star students as well. But, he says, it still struggles to increase its enrollment of students of color and from low-income families.
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