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These 2-Year and 4-Year College Partnerships Keep Students From Falling Through the Cracks

April 30, 2018 - 6:51pm
Good role models are needed at a time when a third of students transfer at least once, but 43 percent of the credits they earn get lost in the process.
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2 Women Are Paid $300,000 Settlement in Harassment Case at U. of Minnesota

April 30, 2018 - 12:55pm
A settlement agreement obtained by a local newspaper details what the university negotiated following allegations of harassment by the former athletic director, Norwood Teague.
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State of Conflict

April 30, 2018 - 12:34pm
If campus politics is a battleground, we're used to thinking of students, faculty, and outside trolls as the combatants. But what happens when lawmakers join the fray? That's what has taken place in Nebraska, where a 20-minute standoff near the student union has become a free-speech cause célébre thanks to a trio of conservative state senators. There are elements of farce in this saga. But it also exposes the fraught relationship between state universities and the public they serve.
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Idea Lab: Deans and Fund Raising

April 30, 2018 - 11:34am
For current and would-be deans, raising money is a tough skill to master. And with colleges increasingly reliant on private donors, more administrators are expected to be good at it. This collection of articles from Idea Lab, our section on helping college leaders solve problems, offers insight for both new and experienced deans on how to ask for money and cultivate donors. Buy your copy in the Chronicle store.
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Want to Close Achievement Gaps? Focus on Part-Time Students.

April 29, 2018 - 10:01pm
When reformers focus on full-time students, too many minority students are left behind, a new study finds.
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A University in Texas Promised Full Scholarships to Dozens of Nepalese Students. Months Later, It Revoked the Offer.

April 29, 2018 - 7:23pm
Shocked and angry, the students are now scrambling to find affordable options with the help of admissions officials and college counselors all over the world.
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Why College Mergers Need to Be More Than Just Cutting Administrators

April 27, 2018 - 2:38pm
Declining enrollments mean colleges have to think broadly about which academic programs they can afford to continue, experts say.
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State of Conflict

April 27, 2018 - 1:45pm
How a tiny protest at the U. of Nebraska turned into a proxy war for the future of campus politics.
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Famed Cancer Researcher Placed on Leave After Sexual-Harassment Accusations

April 27, 2018 - 12:43pm
Eight women told Science magazine that they were sexually harassed by Inder Verma, a molecular-biology professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
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Famous Cancer Researcher Placed on Leave After Sexual-Harassment Allegations

April 27, 2018 - 12:43pm
Eight women told Science magazine that they were sexually harassed by Inder Verma, a molecular-biology professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
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After Years of Pressure and a Guilty Verdict, Temple U. Revokes Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree

April 27, 2018 - 12:41pm
The day after the disgraced television star was found guilty of sexually assaulting a former Temple employee, his alma mater took back the degree.
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This Academic Took a Job at Buzzfeed. Here’s Her Advice to Graduate Programs.

April 27, 2018 - 11:59am
Anne Helen Petersen has a Ph.D. in media studies, and she wishes more programs were realistic about the prospect of an academic career.
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Transitions

April 27, 2018 - 2:22am
Georgia Lorenz will lead Seminole State College; Tracy K. Smith will become chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University.
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Some Colleges Push Students to Delay Loan Repayments. They’ll Pay More in Interest Later.

April 26, 2018 - 4:45pm
A government watchdog agency finds that debt-management consultants hired by colleges might be nudging students into forbearance to circumvent limits on institutions’ access to federal financial programs.
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Guides to ‘Being Not-Rich’ Are Springing Up at Elite Colleges. Should Administrators Adopt Them?

April 26, 2018 - 4:44pm
As the low-income experience begins to shed its social stigma, students are taking on the task of making one another feel welcome.
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Ex-University Leaders Face Federal Charges in Foundation Scandal

April 26, 2018 - 12:45pm
Millions in taxpayer dollars went toward building projects controlled by the private foundation of the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh.
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Goodbye Disruption, Hello Collaboration: Ed Tech Changes Gears

April 26, 2018 - 6:51am
The recent ASU+GSV conference suggests education-technology companies want to work with colleges, not replace them.  
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The Truth about Test-Optional Policies: ‘There’s Not Just One Truth’

April 26, 2018 - 6:00am
A new report bolsters the case that such policies, in tandem with other strategies, can help colleges enhance diversity without jeopardizing academic quality.
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The $3-Million Research Breakdown

April 26, 2018 - 1:59am
How a star psychiatrist at the University of Illinois at Chicago violated protocols and put children at risk.
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Big Pay Day for College Hoops Players? Don’t Count On It.

April 25, 2018 - 5:09pm
A commission led by Condoleezza Rice promised bold reforms to root out corruption in college basketball. Instead it sidestepped player-compensation issues that many see at the heart of the matter. 
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