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Colleges Have Spent Big Money on Innovation Centers. Do They Work?

March 30, 2018 - 12:40pm
Entrepreneurship centers are often expected to seed a crop of new student businesses. But their real value, two researchers suggest, may lie elsewhere.
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3 Key Takeaways From New Federal Data on Campus Crime

March 29, 2018 - 4:03pm
Reports of forcible sex offenses more than tripled from 2001 to 2015, an annual study finds.
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Make Your Institution More Than a College, This President Says. Make It a Movement.

March 29, 2018 - 3:46pm
Colleges need to respond to the challenges around them, says Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, which has set its sights on ending poverty. “When you know where your students are coming from,” he says, “it affects you.”
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Auburn Is Hiring 500 Tenure-Track Faculty Members. Here’s What That Means.

March 29, 2018 - 11:00am
The university’s new president will invest more than $100 million in the hires. But the actual number of new positions is closer to 100.
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Can a Class Actually Be Too Small?

March 29, 2018 - 8:17am
A professor explains why it’s hard to teach when he has fewer than seven students.    
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Who Foots Most of the Bill for Public Colleges? In 28 States, It’s Students

March 28, 2018 - 10:01pm
For the first time in 30 years, tuition dollars, not support from state or local governments, are the primary revenue source for more than half of America’s state higher-education systems.
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When Accusations of Incivility Spell Doom for Faculty Members

March 28, 2018 - 4:26pm
Two scholars accuse the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor of punishing them for criticizing the administration. The case highlights tensions that can arise when professors butt heads with their bosses.
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The Cost of Quitting Instead of Getting the Ax: for Fred Walker, About $330,000

March 28, 2018 - 3:34pm
The president of Edinboro U., who appeared on the verge of being fired for intemperate public remarks, chose instead to resign. Had he dug in and forced the issue, the Pennsylvania system would most likely have paid out his contract.
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Here Are the Hottest College Sports — and the Ones in Decline

March 28, 2018 - 3:01pm
Recent cuts at Eastern Michigan University have only added to the woes for tennis and wrestling. But a Chronicle analysis of Education Department data shows that some other sports are in the ascent.
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Non-Tenure Track Research Professors Are Getting the Biggest Raises, Survey Finds

March 28, 2018 - 12:16pm
Their salaries rose 2.5 percent over the past two years, while faculty pay overall increased 1.7 percent.
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Hobart and William Smith Colleges Investigates Claims That Its President Plagiarized Dissertation

March 28, 2018 - 10:46am
The Chronicle obtained a partial copy of Vincent’s dissertation and found one instance of apparent plagiarism.
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Fred Walker’s Career May Not Be Over. But His Presidency Is.

March 27, 2018 - 9:07pm
Edinboro University’s leader resigned on Tuesday after his remarks published in an interview last week inflamed the campus.
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Lurid Charges Against Ex-Dean Mark a Disturbing Turn in Michigan State’s Nassar Scandal

March 27, 2018 - 6:06pm
The arrest of Larry Nassar’s supervisor suggests a culture of misconduct may run deeper at the university and more officials may face charges.
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A New Tool Breaks Down Earnings Potential for Different Majors. Here’s What You Need to Know.

March 27, 2018 - 5:21pm
University of Texas officials created a database to give students more information about what they might earn, and owe, years after graduation
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Edinboro President, Who Boasted of His Ability to Circumvent Faculty Resistance, Will Resign

March 27, 2018 - 4:54pm
H. Fred Walker, who recently told The Chronicle of his strategy to compel professors to accept his plans to cut programs, will resign on Friday.
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Why All Colleges Should Pay Attention to a Ruling on Their Duty to Protect Students

March 27, 2018 - 3:58pm
The California Supreme Court ruled last week that a woman who was stabbed by a classmate at UCLA could sue the university for negligence. Benjamin Zipursky, a law professor who has followed the case, says the decision could be a "landmark."
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How to Help Young People (and Adults) Unplug and Engage

March 27, 2018 - 1:56pm
Manoush Zomorodi and JP Connolly discuss how digital devices can distract students and affect their mental and physical health — and what we can do about it.
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What’s Happening in Remedial Education

March 27, 2018 - 11:16am
Here’s a look at new strategies for preparing students for college-level coursework, a response to concerns about whether remedial courses are working.
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Ex-Dean Who Oversaw Larry Nassar Harassed Female Students, Charges Say

March 27, 2018 - 8:57am
William Strampel, the former dean of Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, is facing four criminal charges.
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Former Dean Who Oversaw Nassar at Michigan State Is Arrested

March 26, 2018 - 9:22pm
William Strampel, who once led Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and was Larry Nassar’s former boss there, was being held in jail Monday pending a Tuesday arraignment, the county sheriff told the Associated Press.
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