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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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5 Tips for Nontraditional Leaders

May 4, 2018 - 12:30pm
Find your unofficial “kitchen cabinet” of advisers, and other advice from a consultant who became a dean.
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A Primer for Nontraditional College Presidents

May 4, 2018 - 12:30pm
Nontraditional leaders from business, NGOs, or government face pitfalls and suspicions. But seasoned administrators can acclimatize them to the strange new world of shared governance.
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Transitions

May 4, 2018 - 2:30am
Jean G. Dahlgren will lead Delaware College of Art and Design; the Carnegie Corporation of New York named 31 Andrew Carnegie Fellows.
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4 Months Into His Tenure, a Flagship’s President Proposes 50 Faculty Layoffs

May 3, 2018 - 7:19pm
Seth Bodnar, a business executive, took over the ailing University of Montana in January. He says the institution needs to evolve, but some professors say he’s putting the humanities on the chopping block.
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After Spending Millions on Provocative Speakers, Here's How Berkeley Is Trying to Avoid a Repeat

May 3, 2018 - 5:01pm
A campus panel wants the university to require student groups to explain why potentially disruptive events should be held, and to provide volunteer monitors for the crowd.
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Catholic U. Is ‘Playing With Fire’ by Trying to Lay Off Tenured Professors, Committee Declares

May 3, 2018 - 11:45am
An ad hoc group’s report could be a setback for the provost’s "academic renewal" plan, which seeks to close a $3.5-million budget gap with layoffs and increased teaching loads.
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UNC Rejects Faculty Panel’s Finding That Administrators Interfered in Critic’s Class on Sports

May 3, 2018 - 10:53am
A history professor at Chapel Hill has accused officials of meddling in his teaching of a course that includes material on the university's infamous fake-classes scandal.
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The 5 Tips for Student Success That a Longtime Instructor Swears By

May 3, 2018 - 7:51am
A community-college administrator shares his approach, which he credits with increasing the number of graduates by 67 percent.
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5 Tips for Student Success

May 3, 2018 - 7:51am
A community-college administrator shares his approach, which he credits with increasing the number of graduates by 67 percent.
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A Stunning Ouster in Tennessee Gets Ugly and Feels Like Political Payback

May 2, 2018 - 8:14pm
During her short tenure as the flagship’s chancellor, Beverly Davenport ran afoul of conservatives over “Sex Week,” outsourcing of campus labor, and gay rights. She also presided over a botched search for a football coach.
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Internet Outrage Machine Says UT-Austin Sees Masculinity as a Mental Disorder, and University Shifts to Damage Control

May 2, 2018 - 5:07pm
The Texas flagship campus’s recently launched MasculinUT program happens to be housed at its counseling and mental-health center. But that was enough to set off online hysteria.
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Chancellor of Tennessee Flagship Is Suddenly Fired After Only One Year

May 2, 2018 - 1:14pm
Beverly Davenport, chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, was dismissed by Joe DiPietro, the system's president, on Wednesday, effective July 1.
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Why George Mason’s Agreements With the Koch Foundation Raised Red Flags

May 2, 2018 - 11:29am
Both the university and the foundation say newly released documents from 2003 through 2011 do not reflect how they now go about financial partnerships. But the agreements show why faculty critics were concerned about donors’ influence in hiring decisions.
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U. of Illinois at Chicago Officials Defend Handling of Researcher’s Misconduct

May 2, 2018 - 8:43am
A ProPublica Illinois report revealed last week that a federal agency had ordered the university to repay $3.1 million that had been given to a psychiatrist to study bipolar disorder among children.
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Why a Protester at Chapel Hill Doused a Confederate Monument in Red Ink and Blood

May 1, 2018 - 4:08pm
Maya Little, a doctoral student in history at the University of North Carolina, says she wanted to make other people see the statue as she does, crimsoned with the blood of black bodies.
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American U. Student Sues Neo-Nazi Website Over Online Harassment

May 1, 2018 - 4:01pm
Taylor Dumpson, the university’s first black female student-government president, is living in fear after she was harassed online, according to the complaint.
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Is College President ‘the Toughest Job in the Nation’?

May 1, 2018 - 9:59am
The departing chancellor of the University of Texas system says it is. Here are a few things to remember.
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