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How to Identify and Invest in High-Achieving, Low-Income Students

February 11, 2018 - 4:30pm
“There is an abundance of talent in every community in every ZIP code in this country,” says Daniel Porterfield, president of Franklin & Marshall College. If you can’t find it, you need to try harder.
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Most Professors Hate Post-Tenure Review. A Better Approach Might Look Like This.

February 11, 2018 - 4:30pm
Skill development and guidance from colleagues take precedence at the University of Denver.
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The Evolution of a Faculty-Focused Approach

February 11, 2018 - 4:30pm
At the University of Denver, faculty members overcame anger and distrust to hammer out a novel set of post-tenure policies.
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Peer-to-Peer Guidance

February 11, 2018 - 4:30pm
At key junctions in their careers, professors at the University of Denver are urged to seek advice from more-experienced colleagues.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (2/16/2018)

February 11, 2018 - 4:28pm
Miles K. Davis, Shenandoah University’s business dean, will lead Linfield College, and Karen L. Abrams will be dean of Duke Law School.
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Harvard Picks Former Tufts President as Its New Leader

February 11, 2018 - 2:14pm
Lawrence S. Bacow, a former president of Tufts University, will succeed Drew Gilpin Faust in July, the university announced on Sunday.
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Degrees and Certificates Rise in U.S., but Not Fast Enough

February 11, 2018 - 1:00pm
The pace of the increase, according to new data from the Lumina Foundation, is not fast enough to meet the goal of having 60 percent of adults with a degree or credential of value by 2025.
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For Scholars of Women’s Studies, It’s Been a Dangerous Year

February 11, 2018 - 11:48am
They’ve experienced vandalism, online trolling, and death threats at levels they haven’t seen before.
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Journalism Professor at Northwestern, Accused of Harassment, Takes Leave of Absence

February 9, 2018 - 4:35pm
Alec Klein, who directs the acclaimed Medill Justice Project, was the subject of a letter of complaint from 10 former students and employees of the university.
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The Sex Study That Could Alter Our Understanding of Campus Assault

February 9, 2018 - 3:00pm
Can the college experience be re-engineered to reduce sexual violence? Researchers at Columbia University are observing undergraduates’ social lives to find out.
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The Sex Study That Could Alter Our Understanding of Campus Assault

February 9, 2018 - 3:00pm
Can the college experience be re-engineered to reduce sexual violence? Researchers at Columbia University are observing undergraduates’ social lives to find out.
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Southern New Hampshire U. Apologizes for Professor Who Said Australia Is ‘Not a Country’

February 9, 2018 - 12:22pm
The university acknowledged that an online student had failed an assignment because her instructor insisted Australia was only a continent.
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Michigan State Moves to Fire Medical Dean in Wake of Nassar Scandal

February 9, 2018 - 12:05pm
“I sincerely hope the courageous survivors of Larry Nassar will see this as an unmistakable indication that things are changing quickly at Michigan State,” its interim leader said.
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As U. of Washington Braces for Right-Wing Rally, Judge Bars It From Charging Security Fee

February 9, 2018 - 11:44am
A federal court ruled in favor of the College Republicans’ effort to keep administrators from billing them $17,000.
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How One University Connects Students and Mentors With Surprising Success

February 8, 2018 - 4:51pm
Western Governors University educates tens of thousands of students online, but the share of its alumni who say they had a mentor in college is twice the national rate.
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U. of Nebraska Won’t Expel White-Nationalist Student, Chancellor Says

February 8, 2018 - 11:30am
The student has called himself “the most active white nationalist in the Nebraska area.”
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How to Help Students of Differing Abilities

February 8, 2018 - 9:31am
Remedial math is a big stumbling block for students, and placing them in credit-bearing courses shows promise. But what’s the best way to teach them?
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NSF to Require Reporting of Researchers Who Harass

February 8, 2018 - 8:01am
The agency seeks to ensure firsthand that any research it funds, including at remote outposts, is carried out free of harassment.
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DeVos’s Education Dept. Relaxed Rules for For-Profits Under Accreditor That Closed

February 7, 2018 - 1:59pm
A letter obtained by The Chronicle suggests that the department offered “flexibility” to colleges that were left without an accreditor after the Obama administration stripped the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools of its recognition.
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