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U. of Nebraska Won’t Expel White-Nationalist Student, Chancellor Says

February 8, 2018 - 11:30am
The student has called himself “the most active white nationalist in the Nebraska area.”
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How to Help Students of Differing Abilities

February 8, 2018 - 9:31am
Remedial math is a big stumbling block for students, and placing them in credit-bearing courses shows promise. But what’s the best way to teach them?
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NSF to Require Reporting of Researchers Who Harass

February 8, 2018 - 8:01am
The agency seeks to ensure firsthand that any research it funds, including at remote outposts, is carried out free of harassment.
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DeVos’s Education Dept. Relaxed Rules for For-Profits Under Accreditor That Closed

February 7, 2018 - 1:59pm
A letter obtained by The Chronicle suggests that the department offered “flexibility” to colleges that were left without an accreditor after the Obama administration stripped the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools of its recognition.
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DeVos's Education Dept. Relaxed Rules for For-Profits Under Accreditor That Closed

February 7, 2018 - 1:59pm
A letter obtained by The Chronicle suggests that the department offered "flexibility" to colleges that were left without an accreditor after the Obama administration stripped the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools of its recognition.
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Security Costs Loom Larger in Campus Free-Speech Fights. A Lawsuit Shows Why.

February 7, 2018 - 1:25pm
The University of Washington’s College Republicans are contesting a decision to charge them $17,000 for a campus rally featuring a controversial right-wing speaker. Such battles are spreading to campuses nationwide.
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A Poet Takes the Helm of the Mellon Foundation

February 7, 2018 - 10:01am
Elizabeth Alexander, an academic and poet, is the new leader of one of the most prominent donors to the arts and humanities in higher education.
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Over Time, Humanities Grads Close the Pay Gap With Professional Peers

February 6, 2018 - 10:01pm
A new study suggests that opportunities abound for liberal-arts majors with flexible career aspirations.
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As Protests Mount, U. of Chicago Plans for a Visit From Steve Bannon

February 6, 2018 - 6:17pm
The professor who invited the former White House strategist and Breitbart News executive says he disagrees with Bannon’s politics. But disinviting the speaker, he said, would send the message that “there is no space for other ideas on campus.”
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Meet the Philosophers Who Give ‘The Good Place’ Its Scholarly Bona Fides

February 6, 2018 - 5:24pm
Professors from UCLA and from Clemson help give the sitcom its grounding in moral philosophy. (Promise: No spoilers here.)
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Want to Find a Good Department Chair? Try Role-Playing.

February 6, 2018 - 3:02pm
In a simulation described in a new journal article, candidates for the posts at Penn State’s medical school were asked to respond to a faculty member who was upset about not having enough time for research.
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Why an Update of Higher Ed’s Sweeping Framework Could Be Years Away

February 6, 2018 - 11:42am
Congress is working to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, but signs of discord on fundamental issues threaten to throw a wrench into the plan.
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Why an Update to Higher Ed’s Sweeping Framework Could Be Years Away

February 6, 2018 - 11:42am
Congress is working to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, but signs of discord on fundamental issues threaten to throw a wrench into the plan.
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Grad Students’ Selfie With Severed Heads Was ‘Egregious Violation of Yale Policy’

February 6, 2018 - 8:25am
Some graduate students and one University of Connecticut professor took a selfie with two decapitated heads used for research at a Yale University workshop.
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Giving to Colleges Rose 6% in 2017

February 5, 2018 - 10:01pm
Contributions to higher-education institutions topped $43.6 billion, the highest total ever counted in the annual “Voluntary Support of Education” report.
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How Much Do Professors Work? One Researcher Is Trying to Find Out

February 5, 2018 - 4:22pm
John Ziker describes developing an app that helps faculty members record how many hours each week they spend doing their jobs and why it’s beneficial for the public to know.
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A Steward of the Community

February 5, 2018 - 3:12pm
Eduardo M. Ochoa, president of California State University’s Monterey Bay campus, speaks about the role of the regional system in social equity and social justice.
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Researchers Rebut Investigation of Rochester Professor's Alleged Harassment

February 5, 2018 - 11:47am
Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the university called the law firm's report "a work of advocacy dressed in the garb of impartiality and independence."
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‘I Didn’t Know How to Ask for Help’: Stories of Students With Anxiety

February 4, 2018 - 5:00pm
You don’t have to look far to find them. Here’s what they want you to know.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (2/9/2018)

February 4, 2018 - 4:50pm
Harlan M. Sands will become president of Cleveland State University, and Dorothy Browne was named provost and vice president for academic affairs and student affairs at Bennett College.
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