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No, Students Probably Aren’t Blowing Their Student Loans on Bitcoin

April 12, 2018 - 12:34pm
A new study purports that many students are using loan money to invest in cryptocurrency. At least one expert is skeptical.
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No, Students Probably Aren't Blowing Their Student Loans on Bitcoin

April 12, 2018 - 12:34pm
A new study purports that many students are using loan money to invest in cryptocurrency. At least one expert is skeptical.
Categories: Higher Education News

One Way to Fight Digital Distraction

April 12, 2018 - 8:34am
Why some professors encourage students to practice contemplation.
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Union Organizer at Penn State’s Grad School Cites University’s ‘Veiled Threat’ to Foreign Students

April 11, 2018 - 7:01pm
Amid a pending vote on unionization, the university said that international students could be required to leave the country in the event of a union strike.
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Students Said a Keystone Course Was Racist. Here’s What Professors Did About It.

April 11, 2018 - 2:56pm
Protesters objected to the limitations of "Introduction to Humanities: Greece and the Ancient Mediterranean," a longtime requirement for freshmen. And so steps were taken.
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New Colleges Are Named in Basketball-Corruption Inquiry

April 11, 2018 - 1:15pm
The new indictment reports that an executive for a sports-apparel company paid the parents of college-basketball recruits for players’ commitments. The indictment includes players at Kansas and N.C. State, and names the Universities of Miami and of Louisville
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New Universities Are Named in College-Basketball Corruption Inquiry

April 11, 2018 - 1:15pm
The new indictment reports that an executive for a sports-apparel company paid the parents of college-basketball recruits for players’ commitments. The indictment includes players at Kansas and N.C. State, and names the Universities of Miami and of Louisville
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How Much Did Professors Earn This Year? Barely Enough to Beat Inflation

April 10, 2018 - 10:01pm
Modest increases were the norm, and money to fund the retirement of junior faculty members was sparse, according to the AAUP.
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Historians Want to Be Cited in the Media. Here’s Why It Matters.

April 10, 2018 - 3:51pm
When their work provides context for breaking news, the scholars argue, some credit helps the public understand what’s going on.
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With Its Model Under the Gun, an Online-Education Leader Makes the Case for Mentors

April 10, 2018 - 3:01am
Last year Western Governors University was hit by a federal audit that said its teaching model didn’t provide enough interaction between students and instructors. Now, with its federal student aid on the line, it cites a Gallup survey as evidence that its approach works.
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Most College Presidents Worry That Speech Issues Could Trigger Violence

April 9, 2018 - 10:01pm
The American Council on Education found that nearly all of the college presidents it surveyed, when asked to choose, would prefer allowing students to be exposed to many types of speech rather than protecting them by prohibiting speech.
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The Future of Work

April 9, 2018 - 10:00pm
FOW event for Indiana U
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One Leader Wants to Move Beyond His University's Controversial Mascot. Here's What He Has in Mind.

April 9, 2018 - 1:39pm
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign retired its Native American mascot, Chief Illiniwek, more than a decade ago. Its staying power has prompted the chancellor, Robert Jones, to put on a series of "critical conversations."
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Piano Students at Utah State U. Endured Humiliation and Sexual Harassment, Report Says

April 9, 2018 - 11:20am
The program’s longtime coordinator, described as having created a "toxic" atmosphere of psychological abuse and discrimination against women, has retired.
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Some Colleges Share Lists of Early-Decision Admits. Now the Justice Department Is Investigating.

April 8, 2018 - 4:50pm
The department wants to determine if the exchange of information violates antitrust laws.
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Transitions

April 8, 2018 - 4:31pm
Neeli Bendapudi will lead the University of Louisville, and Jennifer Summit was named provost at San Francisco State University.
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7 Steps to Better Online Teaching

April 8, 2018 - 4:30pm
What one instructor learned from YouTube, and other strategies that helped her better motivate her students.
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Pros and Cons of Virtual Reality in the Classroom

April 8, 2018 - 4:30pm
How to use it, and what to beware of.
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What I Learned When My Students Used Google Translate

April 8, 2018 - 4:30pm
It wasn’t pretty.
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Why Researchers Shouldn’t Share All Their Data

April 8, 2018 - 4:30pm
Too much self-exposure might compromise a career. It might also muddle one’s message.
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