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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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Governor Declares Emergency Tied to White Nationalist’s Planned Speech at U. of Florida

October 16, 2017 - 12:59pm
The order is meant to make it easier to mobilize law-enforcement agencies for the event. The university has said it will incur at least $500,000 in security costs.
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Communication 101 for Professors

October 15, 2017 - 4:30pm
A growing number of institutions offer opportunities for faculty members to learn how to talk to the general public about their research in a way that is easy to understand.
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Tell the World What You Do

October 15, 2017 - 4:30pm
Colleges need the good will of legislators and the public. To get it, they must explain what they do and why it’s important. Michigan State University is training faculty members to do that.
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Groundbreaking Researcher Urges Conversations About Race Anew

October 15, 2017 - 4:30pm
For students, stepping out of comfort zones and interacting across racial and ethnic lines is key to their education, says Beverly Daniel Tatum.
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The Lure of the Lazy River

October 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
How the wooing of students, and the cultivation of their desires, shifts the priorities and the role of the modern university
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (10/20/2017)

October 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
A General Electric executive will lead the University of Montana; 15 academics are among the winners of the MacArthur awards.
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Will Fury Over Harvey Weinstein Allegations Change Academe’s Handling of Harassment?

October 13, 2017 - 6:37pm
The accusations against the Hollywood producer have prompted frank conversations about sexual misconduct. But it will still take a lot to shift how higher education treats such cases, experts say.
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Where the Buck Stopped in the UNC Fraud Scandal (Hint: Not at the Top)

October 13, 2017 - 12:25pm
The NCAA's report all but ensures that none of Chapel Hill’s top brass will ever be disciplined for their involvement. Here's a list of the people who have borne the brunt of the scandal's fallout.
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In UNC Case, No Watchdog for Major Academic Fraud

October 13, 2017 - 9:49am
The NCAA’s decision not to penalize the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill left many observers frustrated. That’s because no one in higher education is really responsible for policing fraud of the scope that occurred in the UNC case.
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Chapel Hill Is Spared Penalties in NCAA Investigation of Academic-Athletic Scandal

October 13, 2017 - 8:11am
The association not only stopped short of levying the extreme penalties that some observers had expected, but refrained from applying virtually any penalties at all.
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