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Higher-Ed Lobbyists Are Told to Make Peace With Republicans

December 7, 2017 - 10:55am
Stop with the playground spats about state appropriations, said the opening speaker at the annual Higher Education Government Relations Conference. Focus on how your institutions are performing.
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House Republicans May Be Backing Away From Taxing Grad-Student Tuition Waivers

December 7, 2017 - 9:48am
Thirty-one lawmakers, led by Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, are sending a letter on Thursday to leaders of the House and the Senate urging them to prevent the provision from making it into final tax legislation.
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Teaching Is a Private Act. How Can Professors Open Up About It?

December 7, 2017 - 9:12am
Efforts to spark conversations about pedagogy can be large-scale or ad hoc, but they all require a level of trust.
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What Happens When Sex Harassment Disrupts Victims’ Academic Careers

December 6, 2017 - 9:16pm
People who say they’ve been harassed also speak of ripple effects and lasting consequences — personally, professionally, and for their disciplines.
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Building a Coalition to Fight a Sea Change

December 6, 2017 - 7:09pm
Old Dominion University can’t ignore the issue of sea-level rise, which is right on “our back door,” says its president.
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Confronting History on Campus

December 6, 2017 - 4:04pm
Campuses are littered with buildings and monuments named for alumni, past presidents, and former professors. Problems arise when their fame is overtaken by changing mores. Here's how some colleges are trying bridge that divide.
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Are Colleges Engines of Inequality?

December 6, 2017 - 2:49pm
Higher ed still doesn’t provide enough opportunity to needy students. Here’s a look at some causes of that phenomenon, and what colleges might do better.  
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‘I Love You,’ Big U. of Virginia Donor Told Harvey Weinstein

December 6, 2017 - 12:51pm
Paul Tudor Jones II, who has given nearly $50 million to the university and serves on the board of a center there, told the embattled film producer that talk of his serial sexual harassment would be soon “forgotten,” The New York Times reports.
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Rising Waters, Threatened Campuses

December 6, 2017 - 9:59am
As the climate changes and seas swell, here’s how four universities — urban and rural, from Virginia to California — struggle to become more resilient in the face of an unprecedented crisis.
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Is Protesting a Privilege?

December 5, 2017 - 5:28pm
A study finds that protests against racial microaggressions are likelier at elite colleges, and asks why.
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After 10 Years in Court, a Student-Loan Whistle-Blower Fights His Last Battle

December 5, 2017 - 4:31pm
Jon Oberg was an Education Department researcher nearing retirement when he discovered that student lenders were improperly pocketing millions of dollars. Thus began his unexpected final act.
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Welcome Students! Need a Checking Account?

December 5, 2017 - 3:00pm
A growing number of institutions are making deals that help connect banks with students. The banks — and the colleges — make money. But do students come out ahead?
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Moody’s Downgrades Higher Ed’s Outlook From ‘Stable’ to ‘Negative’

December 5, 2017 - 1:15pm
The credit-rating agency cited muted growth in tuition revenue and “uncertainty at the federal level over potential policy changes.”
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8 Grad Students Are Arrested Protesting the GOP Tax Bill on Capitol Hill

December 5, 2017 - 12:08pm
“I’ve put a lot of work into this, and to have to throw that all away because some Republicans don’t like universities is really upsetting,” one student said.
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How Can Colleges Head Off Homegrown Extremism?

December 4, 2017 - 6:09pm
An analysis of 30 incidents looks for the key risk factors.
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Auditors Reviewed How UVa’s Police Prepared for White Supremacists. They Didn’t Like What They Found.

December 4, 2017 - 5:24pm
The “seeming paralysis of police” at a Friday-night march in August on the campus “undoubtedly encouraged” violence at a rally that turned deadly the following day, a report concludes.
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She Showed a Video in Class. Now She’s a Hero to Some, a Pariah to Others.

December 4, 2017 - 3:58pm
Lindsay Shepherd, a graduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University, was scolded by two professors and a university official for playing a clip in which the use of gender-neutral pronouns was debated.
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‘Fired Twice and Rehired Twice’: Union Calls Out U. of Montana’s Flip-Flop

December 4, 2017 - 2:51pm
The flagship university had told 30 instructors their contracts wouldn’t be renewed, but within hours it told them to ignore that message.
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The Brief Life and Undignified Death of the ‘Hillsdale Carve-Out’

December 4, 2017 - 12:42pm
As the Senate’s tax-reform bill barreled toward a vote, an obscure amendment that would have benefited just one college entered the picture. This is its story.
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The People Who Made a Difference in Higher Ed — for Better or Worse

December 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
They affected federal policy, campus culture, and the national conversation about education in 2017, and are likely to remain influential in the year ahead.
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