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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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Plan to Phase Out 2 Dozen Programs Stuns Faculty at Wisconsin-Superior

November 1, 2017 - 5:38pm
Administrators say the goal is to help overwhelmed students graduate on time by streamlining course offerings, not to cut costs.
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Are You an Enrollment-Management Tycoon?

November 1, 2017 - 4:36pm
An online game points out the challenge of moving up the national rankings without putting low-income students at a disadvantage. Some enrollment realities may be lost in the shuffle.
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At Educause Meeting, IT Professionals Discuss Misconceptions on Campuses

November 1, 2017 - 3:47pm
Information-technology experts in higher education are gathering this week at the group’s annual meeting, in Philadelphia. We asked them about common ways their work is misunderstood.
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Under New Trump Rule, Notre Dame Ends Contraception Coverage for Employees and Students

November 1, 2017 - 12:43pm
The Roman Catholic university’s health-insurance plan covers 90 percent of its employees and more than 3,000 students.
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In New Profile, DeVos Blames Staff for Rocky Confirmation Hearing

November 1, 2017 - 11:05am
“The transition group was very circumspect about how much information they gave me about then-current policy,” the education secretary said in a new profile published by Politico Magazine.
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7 Are Arrested Outside Milo Yiannopoulos Speech at California State U. at Fullerton

November 1, 2017 - 8:01am
It was Mr. Yiannopoulos's first university speaking engagement since the University of California at Berkeley's "Free Speech Week" was canceled in September.
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Pastor Says He Was Ejected From Liberty U.’s Campus for Criticizing Falwell

October 31, 2017 - 7:44pm
Jonathan Martin had previously criticized the evangelical university’s president for his support of President Trump.
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For Civil-War Scholars, a Settled Question That Will Never Die: What Caused the War?

October 31, 2017 - 5:13pm
Remarks by the White House chief of staff, John Kelly, sparked a debate about slavery’s role in the conflict. Historians have long fielded such questions and say very little can change the minds of those convinced the war was about some other issue.
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