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‘We Can Eat, We Can Live’: How Refugees Are Finding Home on an American Campus

April 24, 2018 - 10:19am
Guilford College helps newly arrived immigrants find places to live as they begin their assimilation into the American way of life.
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Why a Public Flagship’s Acquisition of a Private College Made So Many Upset in Massachusetts

April 23, 2018 - 4:56pm
The University of Massachusetts at Amherst said this month it would buy a campus that was shutting down, Mount Ida College. People at UMass-Boston weren’t thrilled.
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‘Being Not-Rich:’ Low-Income Students at Michigan Share Savvy Advice

April 23, 2018 - 4:09pm
“There’s this assumption that everyone here is wealthy,” says one of the online guide's creators, at Ann Arbor.
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Why It’s Important to Protect Space for ‘the Thought We Hate’

April 23, 2018 - 11:18am
Julie Wollman, president of Widener University, and Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center, a nonprofit group, discuss how education can help people understand First Amendment rights in an age of incivility.
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The Lonely Country Road to College

April 22, 2018 - 4:32pm
Students from rural areas have particular worries about going to college, says a new book: being unprepared, having their skills go unappreciated, and abandoning their communities.
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No One Wants to Be Your Dean. Here’s How You Might Fix That.

April 22, 2018 - 4:30pm
Fill the pipeline and get talented prospects ready by adopting these strategies.
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8 Tips to Help New Deans Get Off to a Good Start

April 22, 2018 - 4:30pm
Longtime leaders offer some advice.
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Meet the Professor Who’s Warning the World About Facebook and Google

April 22, 2018 - 4:30pm
Zeynep Tufekci describes how she tries to fit teaching, tweeting, op-eds, and TED talks into a 24-hour day.
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Selected New Books on Higher Education

April 22, 2018 - 4:30pm
Among the latest topics are the broadened scope of the Title IX gender-equity law and how state universities teach writing.
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What I'm Reading: ‘Leadership in the Crucible of Work’

April 22, 2018 - 4:30pm
An inward journey can help higher-education leaders withstand job pressures and support students, says a book that inspired a community-college dean.
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Syracuse Reels as Second Offensive Video Is Published of Now-Expelled Fraternity

April 22, 2018 - 1:52pm
The new video shows members pretending to sexually assault a disabled person. The university's chancellor, Kent Syverud, said the university would conduct a "top to bottom" review of its Greek system.
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How Can Sweet Briar Survive?

April 20, 2018 - 3:03pm
Meredith Woo, president of Sweet Briar College, talks about what it will take for the Virginia institution to survive and grow just a few years after it nearly shut down.
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Wisconsin Won’t Remove Names of KKK Affiliates From Buildings. It Will Build a $1-Million Museum Instead.

April 20, 2018 - 1:34pm
The Madison campus must confront a history “in which exclusion and indignity were routine, sanctioned in the institution’s daily life, and unchallenged by its leaders,” a new report concludes.
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Transitions

April 20, 2018 - 2:29am
The former lieutenant governor of Colorado will be the next president of the Colorado Community College System; 115 of the new Guggenheim fellows work in higher education.
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How Low Can a Tenured Professor Go on Twitter? Fresno Case Could Be a Test

April 19, 2018 - 6:02pm
Randa Jarrar’s inflammatory tweets about Barbara Bush may be protected speech, but when she invoked her university and its president, some say she crossed a line.
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One Major Sports Scandal Can Tank a University’s Applications

April 19, 2018 - 4:13pm
A new data analysis finds that the ramifications of athletic scandals are typically wide-reaching, affecting both the quantity and quality of applications and enrollment.  
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How to Turn Your Exams Into Learning Opportunities

April 19, 2018 - 9:18am
Professors often lament that students’ concerns about grades can overshadow their capacity to learn from an exam. What if there was a better way?
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Syracuse Suspends Fraternity After Video Surfaces of Member Taking Racist Oath

April 19, 2018 - 8:19am
Kent Syverud, the university's chancellor, called the video of students using racial and anti-Semitic slurs "extremely troubling and disturbing." 
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An Editor Uses His Journal’s Website to Deny Sexual Misconduct Claims. Scholars Revolt.

April 18, 2018 - 6:51pm
Some members of the Midwest Political Science Association say they are leaving the group over its handling of allegations against William G. Jacoby.
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Professor’s Tweet That Barbara Bush Was an ‘Amazing Racist’ Ignites a Fury

April 18, 2018 - 12:19pm
Facing a flood of complaints, Fresno State’s president offered condolences to the family of the former first lady and stressed that the faculty member represented herself, not the university.
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