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The Long Last Miles to College

October 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
All along they wanted the same thing: to leave home, decorate a dorm-room wall, and shape a new life. Find out how two Texas students weathered an uncertain summer.
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Students on the Margins

October 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
For many low-income students, college is a question mark. The guidance that they need is often in desperately short supply. Download this booklet to see their lives unfold, and you’ll see a tangle of circumstances as complex as the students themselves.
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With Title IX Guidance in Flux, It May Be ‘Open Hunting Season’ for Lawyers

October 6, 2017 - 3:43pm
Obama-era guidance led to more lawyers representing accused rapists on campus. Now that the guidance has been rescinded, even more lawyers may get involved.
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Wisconsin Regents Approve a 3-Strikes Policy to Deal With Students Who Disrupt Speakers

October 6, 2017 - 12:42pm
Under the new rule, students who twice interfere with free speech on campus will be suspended for a minimum of one semester. And three times? They're out.
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The Daily Briefing

October 6, 2017 - 2:55am
The Daily Briefing tells individual subscribers everything they need to know about higher ed. Here’s a sample.
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U. of Southern California Removes Medical-School Dean as Newspaper Reports Sexual-Misconduct Claim

October 5, 2017 - 7:46pm
The ousted official, Rohit Varma, was accused of harassing a young woman he supervised. He later succeeded Carmen Puliafito, described by the Los Angeles Times as a drug-fueled partyer.
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After a Speaker Is Shouted Down, William & Mary Becomes New Flash Point in Free-Speech Fight

October 5, 2017 - 7:16pm
Student protesters stopped the head of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Virginia office from speaking. She called their actions a “classic example of a heckler’s veto.”
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Racist Incidents Plague U. of Michigan, Angering Students and Testing Leaders

October 5, 2017 - 3:31pm
Students on the Ann Arbor campus want the perpetrators caught, and administrators more vehement in their condemnation.
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Southern Methodist U. Suspends Fraternity for Alleged Hazing

October 5, 2017 - 12:33pm
The university said it had found evidence that the Beta Lambda chapter of Kappa Alpha paddled new members and forced them to wear clothing that was covered in vomit.
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Teaching Newsletter: Welcoming Students to Your Discipline, 10/5/17

October 5, 2017 - 8:20am
How do you combat stereotypes of your field? 
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Should Universities Ban Single-Gender Discussion Panels?

October 4, 2017 - 5:57pm
A recent move by a school at George Washington University raises the question of how to best encourage gender diversity at the events, whether on campuses or at academic conferences.
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Justice Dept. Investigates Admissions Practices at Harvard, BuzzFeed News Reports

October 4, 2017 - 4:55pm
The department maintains that records requested under the Freedom of Information Act are exempt from disclosure.
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U. of North Texas President Tried to Stop Donald Trump Jr. From Speaking on Campus

October 4, 2017 - 10:56am
The effort to cancel the appearance of the president’s son failed, even though students, faculty members, and alumni also voiced opposition.
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Penn State Fraternity Is Suspended After Student Is Found Unconscious

October 4, 2017 - 10:24am
The incident followed the death of a freshman at another fraternity’s initiation event in February.
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