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Dahpon Ho Brings History Alive

October 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
By using their imaginations, says the University of Rochester historian, students absorb history far better than from a textbook.
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Order Your Own Copy of 'Innovators: 10 Classroom Trailblazers'

October 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
Copies of the full report on our teaching innovators are available here.
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In the Face of Racism, U. of Florida Chief Says All You Need Is Love

October 20, 2017 - 5:01pm
As Richard Spencer’s white supremacist event loomed, Kent Fuchs employed emotionally laden language seldom heard from a public-college president.
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Ever Had a Weird Experience Grading Papers or Tests? Tell Us About It.

October 20, 2017 - 12:31pm
A viral exchange about a failing grade, though fake, made us curious about faculty members’ oddest or most exceptional stories about grading assignments.
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Now in Her 70s, First Black Ivy-League President Finds a Third Act

October 20, 2017 - 11:24am
Ruth J. Simmons, a former president of Brown University and Smith College, will become the president of Prairie View A&M University.
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Heckling Is a Staple of Controversial Campus Speeches. Should Colleges Intervene?

October 19, 2017 - 6:47pm
Some institutions have changed their policies to mandate punishment for hecklers. In other cases, state legislatures have gotten involved.
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A Bunch of Conservative Students Dressed Up as Babies to Protest Safe Spaces

October 19, 2017 - 3:29pm
The Kent State University chapter of Turning Point USA mocked the concept of campus sanctuaries in a protest on Wednesday.
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Why This Year’s Hazing Death Is Different

October 19, 2017 - 2:30pm
You should know the details, captured on video, of how Timothy Piazza died at Penn State, says Caitlin Flanagan. Then maybe colleges would reconsider their relationship with fraternities.
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Grad Student Sounds Alarms Over Penn’s Response to Online Attacks

October 19, 2017 - 12:49pm
The student was using a teaching method that aims to give a greater voice to marginalized students by calling on them more frequently than others.
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Teaching Newsletter: Making It OK to Ask for Help, 10/19/2017

October 19, 2017 - 7:27am
High-achieving students, especially, may believe they're supposed to go it alone.
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Campus Fears Drive Boom in Threat-Assessment Teams

October 18, 2017 - 7:13pm
Ten years after the mass shooting at Virginia Tech, an association that works to identify potential crises to prevent similar tragedies has more than 900 college members.
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How U. of Florida’s Students and Faculty Are Preparing for Richard Spencer

October 18, 2017 - 6:29pm
With the prominent white supremacist arriving on the campus on Thursday, people there are feeling particularly nervous.
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Can a Focus on the Marketplace Help the Social Sciences Have an Impact?

October 18, 2017 - 4:15pm
The I-Corps model is winning admirers in a variety of scientific enterprises. The question is whether it can solve social problems too.
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Professors’ Productivity Declines With Age, Right? Maybe Not.

October 17, 2017 - 8:23pm
A study of computer-science professors found that, in 80 percent of cases, their research-output patterns resisted the traditional perception of an early burst of publication followed by a gradual decline.
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Colleges Use Facebook Ads to Target Applicants, Parents, and Lawmakers

October 17, 2017 - 7:09pm
Colleges are spending millions on the ads. Data from admissions applications are one of their secret weapons. Privacy experts are crying foul.
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U. of Maryland Student Is Charged With Hate Crime in Killing of Bowie State Student

October 17, 2017 - 3:51pm
The police say that Sean Urbanski, who was a member of a far-right Facebook group, stabbed Richard Collins III, a newly commissioned U.S. Army lieutenant, in May after he refused to move from the sidewalk.
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Bill Would Bar U. of Wisconsin Employees From Working at Planned Parenthood

October 17, 2017 - 12:31pm
The measure aims to prevent university employees from performing abortions and training students at clinics where abortions are performed.
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When Colleges Use Their Own Students to Catch Drug Dealers

October 17, 2017 - 12:11pm
Campus police departments’ use of confidential informants is shrouded in secrecy. The Chronicle obtained records detailing the practice at 100 campuses. Here’s what we found.
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The Many Paths of the Would-Be Professoriate

October 16, 2017 - 7:49pm
A national program seeks to prepare the faculty members of tomorrow. About half of the recent participants at Duke University have become professors, for reasons that reflect personal choice, social forces, and quirks of fate.
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Pro-Trump Protesters Shout Down Democrat's Speech at Whittier College

October 16, 2017 - 1:17pm
Hecklers disrupted an event featuring California’s attorney general because of the state’s lawsuit against the Trump administration for rescinding the DACA program.
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