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Selected New Books on Higher Education

November 19, 2017 - 4:28pm
Topics include research fraud, inequality among colleges, and outcomes for deaf students.
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How Sources of Support Divide Scientists

November 19, 2017 - 4:27pm
A new book examines traditional researchers’ views of their more commercially oriented, and often wealthier, colleagues.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (11/24/2017)

November 19, 2017 - 2:01pm
Ashish Vaidya will become president of Northern Kentucky University, and Eunice Tarver was named provost at Tulsa Community College.
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How the House GOP Tax Plan Would Affect Grad Students

November 17, 2017 - 4:59pm
Students and colleges are beginning to tally the tax changes proposed in the House. For many graduate students, the increase would be big.
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Think Students Won’t Consider Opposite Political Views? Here’s How 2 Universities Got Them to Try

November 17, 2017 - 3:31pm
In a polarized America, talking about political issues is challenging. Faculty members from some Pennsylvania universities have organized events to make those tough discussions easier.
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Education Dept. Restores Pell Eligibility to Nearly 300,000 Students

November 17, 2017 - 2:13pm
The department did so after a Democratic senator asked for such a step from the Obama administration last fall.    
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GOP Bill Would Force Students Who Don’t Graduate to Repay Pell Grants

November 17, 2017 - 9:21am
New legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives would “motivate students” to graduate by forcing them to return federal grants intended to help low-income students.
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Here’s What Sexual Harassment Looks Like in Higher Education

November 16, 2017 - 9:41pm
A mix of risk factors have made the problem particularly pervasive in the college workplace.
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Sexual-Harassment Case at U. of Southern California Prompts Push for Tougher Punishments

November 16, 2017 - 7:04pm
Students are asking the university to re-examine its policies, saying the sanctions imposed on a professor who violated those polices were weak.
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Brb — Gotta Go Text Teens About College

November 16, 2017 - 6:11pm
Enrollment marketers eye another hot new way to reach prospective students, despite some nervousness.
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Nearly Everyone Supports Career Education. But What Would Make It Work?

November 16, 2017 - 4:30pm
Advocates hope that current federal legislation, test programs nationwide, and backing by the Trump administration will do the job.
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A University’s Free-Speech Committee Pledges Transparency — Then Closes Its Meetings to the Public

November 16, 2017 - 2:48pm
Critics railed against the move at Ohio University as the “height of irony.”
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It’s Been 3 Decades Since There Were So Few Jobs for History Ph.D.s

November 16, 2017 - 11:57am
And back then, the American Historical Association notes in its latest jobs report, many fewer new graduates were competing for those openings.
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Just Maybe, Student Activists Aren’t So Closed-Minded

November 16, 2017 - 9:34am
A new national survey says they seek out differing opinions more often than their peers do.
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Hey, Look Over Here!

November 15, 2017 - 3:10pm
When right-wing fire-starters descend, campus officials face a conundrum: How to get students, and everyone else, not to feed the trolls.
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Faculty Members at One More University Push Back at Online Programs

November 15, 2017 - 3:08pm
Professors at Eastern Michigan University are the latest to question whether the quality of online instruction matches what happens in the classroom.
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Investigation Finds Napolitano’s Aides Interfered in State Audit of U. of California

November 15, 2017 - 2:59pm
But the inquiry found insufficent evidence to conclude that the system’s president had been aware of the efforts to play down criticism of her office.
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How a Defense Dept. Program Equips Campus Police Forces

November 15, 2017 - 2:39pm
Nearly 100 campus police agencies maintain surplus military gear through a federal program. It’s a money-saver for colleges, but does the show of force discourage free speech on campus?
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After Chronicle Investigation, Ashford Suspends Enrollment of GI Bill Students

November 15, 2017 - 11:52am
The for-profit university announced the decision days after the federal government said it was out of compliance with eligibility standards.
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The Harvey Weinstein of Colorado College

November 14, 2017 - 7:24pm
An archivist uncovers the forgotten story of the women who spoke out against a college president who was ousted a century ago as a serial sexual harasser.
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