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5 Takeaways From Turning Point’s Plan to ‘Commandeer’ Campus Elections

April 6, 2018 - 4:15pm
The shadowy conservative group has a playbook that reveals the breadth and depth of its efforts. "I’ve never seen anything like this," says one expert on student government.
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Have Academics Finally Found the Perfect Meme?

April 6, 2018 - 1:39pm
A scene from the show American Chopper has taken the internet by storm, and academics are using it as a staging ground for fundamental debates.
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Gaps in Michigan State’s Protocols Enabled Nassar’s Crimes, Report Says

April 6, 2018 - 12:03pm
Lawmakers received documents from the university, reviewed its answers to their questions, and met with victims to compile the report on the abuse by the convicted physician.’
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Gaps in Michigan State's Protocols Enabled Nassar's Crimes, Report Finds

April 6, 2018 - 12:03pm
Lawmakers received documents from the university, reviewed the university's answers to their questions, and met with some of the victims to compile the report on the abuse by the convicted gymnastics physician. 
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3 Ideas to Improve Higher Education From The Chronicle’s Fourth Annual Version of ‘Shark Tank’

April 6, 2018 - 11:54am
Hear what a panel of experts had to say about a hiring assessment for faculty, a financial-planning app for students, and a communication tool for scholarship recipients.
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Professor Whose Assault Case Prompted Policy Changes at U. of Texas Is Found Dead

April 6, 2018 - 10:34am
Richard A. Morrisett, a pharmacy professor at the Austin campus, was found dead on Thursday. The revelation that he pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend in 2016 prompted the university to announce policy changes on Thursday.
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Too Small to Fail: How a Beauty-College Owner Beat the Education Dept.

April 6, 2018 - 9:30am
For almost three years, the Blush School of Makeup waged a David-vs.-Goliath legal battle against the government to gain access to federal student-aid funds. What’s the government’s responsibility to rein in colleges at the margins of the for-profit sector?
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‘Trauma Informed’ Approaches to Sex Assault Are Catching On. They’re Also Facing a Backlash.

April 5, 2018 - 6:56pm
Understanding how the brain behaves in an assault is crucial, psychologists say. But critics see the trend as more evidence that the system is stacked against the accused.
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Here’s What We Know About Private-College Police Departments

April 5, 2018 - 6:03pm
They’re somewhat common, they often have transparency issues, and their quasi-public status means that courts and legislatures must wrestle with the regulations and protections covering officers.
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How One University Wants to Teach Students to Use Data

April 5, 2018 - 10:43am
At Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a new ‘data dexterity’ requirement will help students apply numerical analysis to the real world.
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Rochester Professor at Center of Harassment Controversy Will Return to Teaching

April 5, 2018 - 10:38am
T. Florian Jaeger was largely exonerated of violating sexual-misconduct policy, in a case that deeply divided the campus.
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This Professor Has Collected American Racism in a College’s Basement

April 4, 2018 - 10:00pm
Blackface Polaroids, magazine ads with Sambo figures, and other "racist garbage" reside in a university library’s museum not as a shrine but as a document of the country’s tragic past — and present.
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A Grand Plan for Public Higher Ed Is Aging. Can It Be Reinvented?

April 4, 2018 - 6:49pm
California’s vision became a model for the nation. Six decades on, much of its promise has been hollowed out.
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As Howard Sit-In Reaches a Week, Professors Weigh Vote of No Confidence in President

April 4, 2018 - 6:29pm
The faculty has expressed no confidence in Wayne A.I. Frederick before, but the trustees continue to back him.
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DeVos Gives Controversial Accreditor a New Chance and More Time

April 3, 2018 - 8:03pm
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, which oversees primarily for-profit colleges, had its federal recognition revoked in 2016. The department will now reconsider its earlier decision.
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New Tensions Erupt Over Georgia’s Handling of Presumed Slave Remains

April 3, 2018 - 6:00pm
History faculty express concern over the campus spokesman’s aggressive public response to criticism of the university.
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Red, Yellow, or Green? A University System Color-Codes Its Presidents’ Political Speech to Try to Regulate It

April 3, 2018 - 4:50pm
The policy has gotten a mixed reception. Some professors said the policy has prompted good conversations between university trustees and faculty groups. Others worry that it threatens their right to speak freely.
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Kentucky’s New Budget Carries Big Consequences for Public Colleges

April 3, 2018 - 4:01pm
The budget, approved Monday night, would reduce state appropriations and allow universities to fire tenured professors whose programs were cut.
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April 3, 2018 - 8:30am
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Howard U. Sit-In Could Be the Start of Something Bigger

April 2, 2018 - 7:21pm
As a student protest enters its fifth day, organizers are urging students at other historically black colleges to take action too.
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