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Meet the Members of iGen, and Help Them Get Off Their Phones

November 5, 2017 - 4:30pm
Older generations aren’t trying to gripe about today’s college students, but to understand them, says the generational researcher Jean Twenge.
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Higher Education Takes On the Tech Industry’s Diversity Problem

November 5, 2017 - 4:29pm
Here’s a look at the different ways colleges are trying to increase the proportion of women and underrepresented minority groups working at technology companies.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (11/10/2017)

November 5, 2017 - 4:26pm
Laura Monks is the new president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Shelbyville, and Harry Williams was named president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
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In the Competition for Amazon’s New Headquarters, Will Universities Tip the Scale?

November 3, 2017 - 8:24pm
The company’s proposed $5-billion project stands to have a transformative effect on one region and its higher-ed sector. But it’s unclear how much of a selling point that sector will be.
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How a Clash Over ‘Safety’ Pitted a College President Against His Police Chief

November 3, 2017 - 3:02pm
The conflict at Evergreen State College this past spring epitomized colleges’ struggles to make people of color feel safe. New documents and video clips reveal the tensions between two campus leaders over that goal.
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The Button-Down Anarchist

November 3, 2017 - 3:00pm
Dartmouth’s Mark Bray has become the scholar who explains antifa to the world. What’s his place in academe?
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2 Flagship Universities Surveyed the Campus Climate. Here’s What They Found.

November 3, 2017 - 2:34pm
Members of minority groups at Michigan and Wisconsin reported feeling discriminated against more often than white students did.
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Academics, What Has the Year Since Trump’s Election Meant for You?

November 3, 2017 - 9:27am
Tell us how your professional life has changed since November 8, 2016.
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This Professor Was Taking an Ice-Cream Break. Then He Saw a Fire. Then … Boom.

November 3, 2017 - 8:52am
Dan Reichart, an astronomy professor at the University of North Carolina, attempted to put out a small fire on the Chapel Hill campus, but ended up with burns on his face and arms after a bomb exploded.
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Republican Tax Proposal Gets Failing Grade From Higher-Ed Groups

November 2, 2017 - 6:45pm
The planned overhaul would place new tax burdens on colleges and students, and some critics argue that it could undermine charitable giving to the institutions.
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The Gender Pay Gap in Physics Persists

November 2, 2017 - 6:06pm
Women aren’t aggressive enough in negotiating incoming salaries, and they are less likely to ask for raises later.
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If House Republicans Get Their Way, These Colleges Would See Their Endowments Taxed

November 2, 2017 - 5:02pm
Roughly 140 private colleges and universities would pay 1.4 percent of their net investment income under a sweeping tax-reform plan unveiled on Thursday.
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It’s Not Just About Finding Information Anymore: A Librarian’s Changing Role

November 2, 2017 - 1:06pm
The Chronicle's Scott Carlson talked to a librarian at Educause about the importance of his field in these politically fraught times.
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It's Not Just About Finding Information Anymore: A Librarian's Changing Role

November 2, 2017 - 1:06pm
The Chronicle's Scott Carlson talked to a librarian at Educause about the importance of his field in these politically fraught times.
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Billionaire Says Supporting Milo Yiannopoulos’s Campus Tours Was a Mistake

November 2, 2017 - 11:04am
Robert Mercer said he had hoped Mr. Yiannopoulos would challenge political correctness on campuses, but he admitted that the speaker’s actions had caused “pain and divisiveness.”
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DeVos Falsely Suggests That Student Loans Were Federalized to Pay for Obamacare

November 2, 2017 - 10:19am
In an interview with Politico, the education secretary stated incorrectly that the federal government had taken over management of the student-loan market “ostensibly” to pay for the Affordable Care Act.
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How to Infuse Creativity in the Classroom

November 2, 2017 - 8:54am
Some projects used in psychology courses can be used to help students develop their integrative- and lateral-thinking skills.
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Ed-Tech Professionals Share What Keeps Them Up at Night

November 2, 2017 - 6:34am
Information-technology experts in higher education are gathering this week at Educause’s annual meeting, in Philadelphia. We asked them what worries them the most about their jobs.
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Few Details Emerge in Sexual-Misconduct Investigation of 3 Dartmouth Professors

November 1, 2017 - 8:22pm
Amid feverish speculation but little solid information, a lawyer for one of the faculty members says the inquiry has nothing to do with her client’s research.
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