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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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Anxieties Over a Donor’s Role in a Faculty Search Boil Over at Case Western

October 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Faculty members protested the role of members of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland on the search committee. Then the dean fired back.
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A Professor Is Placed on Leave After an Internet Furor and Threats. What Happens to the Students?

October 12, 2017 - 6:00pm
Drexel University removed George Ciccariello-Maher from the classroom after he made controversial remarks. His students say they’re frustrated by the decision.
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With an Ambitious Merger Proposal, Wisconsin Charts Its Own Course for Change

October 12, 2017 - 4:52pm
Plenty of states are facing similar challenges, but none have proposed a restructuring plan on the scale that Wisconsin is considering.
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House Democrats Propose Making Obama-Era Title IX Guidance Into Law

October 12, 2017 - 1:24pm
The legislation would codify some guidelines — recently rescinded by the Education Department — for colleges on responding to campus sexual assault, in compliance with the federal gender-equity law.
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Tell Us: What Will It Take to Change the Climate on Harassment?

October 12, 2017 - 9:43am
The accusations of sexual harassment against the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein raise questions for colleges and academic disciplines. Have thoughts? Share them here.
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Teaching Newsletter: How Useful is Creativity? 10/12/2017

October 12, 2017 - 8:57am
How can you foster your students’ ability to engage in creative problem-solving?
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Essential Reading on the Chapel Hill Scandal

October 11, 2017 - 10:00pm
An academic-fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been a black mark on the elite public institution for years. On Friday the slow-burning scandal is likely to enter a new chapter, when the National Collegiate Athletic Association is expected to announce its penalties.  
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