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Top Faculty Committee Upset With Michigan State's Choice of Interim Leader

January 31, 2018 - 11:30am
John Engler, a former Michigan governor, was appointed to the temporary post in the wake of the Nassar scandal. Some faculty members are skeptical about his lack of academic leadership experience. 
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Most Americans Think AI Will Improve Lives and Eliminate Jobs — Just Not Theirs

January 30, 2018 - 10:01pm
Three-quarters of respondents to a new poll think artificial intelligence will have a positive impact on their lives and work. Only 23 percent think it will endanger their jobs.
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From the Reservation to College

January 30, 2018 - 2:02pm
Here’s what new strategies tribal colleges, community colleges, and some state universities are seeking and using to guide Native American students.
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From the Reservation to College

January 30, 2018 - 2:02pm
Here’s what new strategies tribal colleges, community colleges, and some state universities are seeking and using to guide Native American students.
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How to Be an Interim President

January 30, 2018 - 1:58pm
Here’s what challenges an interim president faces when a chief executive departs suddenly, and what’s needed to set a wobbling college on a steady course again.
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How to Be an Interim President

January 30, 2018 - 1:58pm
Here’s what challenges an interim president faces when a chief executive departs suddenly, and what’s needed to set a wobbling college on a steady course again.
Categories: Higher Education News

How to Be an Interim President

January 30, 2018 - 1:58pm
Here’s what challenges an interim president faces when a chief executive departs suddenly, and what’s needed to set a wobbling college on a steady course again.
Categories: Higher Education News

Instructors, Do You Tell Your Class to Buy Your Book?

January 30, 2018 - 12:31pm
Many have panned the practice, and some academics feel conflicted about benefiting financially — even if marginally — from their students. What do you think?
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RPI Email Accuses Controversial President’s Opponents of Racism and Sexism

January 30, 2018 - 12:11pm
After alumni of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute were reported to be withholding donations over their disapproval of its leader, a professor blamed racism and sexism against Shirley Ann Jackson, and a top administrator forwarded the email to alumni.
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Michigan State to Name Interim President as Investigation Heats Up

January 30, 2018 - 11:53am
John Engler, a former Republican governor of Michigan, will lead the university, and Jim Blanchard, a former Democratic governor, will serve as a senior adviser, as the search continues for a permanent replacement for Lou Anna Simon.
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Michigan State Trustee Calls for University’s General Counsel to Resign

January 29, 2018 - 8:59pm
The trustee’s demand follows charges that an internal investigation of Larry Nassar was intended to build a legal defense for the university, not to shed light on sexual-assault accusations.
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Hypothetical ‘Shark Tank’ Session Sets Off Real Worries at U. of Baltimore

January 29, 2018 - 4:27pm
An exercise based on a reality-TV show was meant to bring novelty to a program-prioritizing meeting at the U. of Baltimore.
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Stanford at Odds With Victim Over Plaque at Site Where Brock Turner Assaulted Her

January 29, 2018 - 12:21pm
The university proposed using the quote, "I'm okay, everything's okay" instead of the victim's suggestions for a plaque. 
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An Economist Argues That Our Education System Is Largely Useless

January 29, 2018 - 8:30am
School and college, boring as they are, do little to make us smarter or more prepared for work, says Brian Caplan, who proposes a profound change.
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At Michigan State, a Shaken Campus Struggles Through Its Shame

January 28, 2018 - 6:48pm
An institution in turmoil asks what comes next. People echo similar themes: Openness, a president who will take ownership of what happened, and an effort to do right by the victims.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (2/2/2018)

January 28, 2018 - 4:35pm
Jacqueline Screws will become president of Chattahoochee Valley Community College, and Elizabeth Kiss was named warden and chief executive of the Rhodes Trust at the University of Oxford.
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‘Just to Get a Diploma’

January 28, 2018 - 4:30pm
School and college, boring as they are, do little to make us smarter or more prepared for work, says Brian Caplan, who proposes a profound change.
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Who Should Oversee Athletes’ Academic Progress?

January 28, 2018 - 4:30pm
The athletic director or the provost? The question comes to the fore at Ohio University.
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What a Big Donation Might Mean to One Department

January 27, 2018 - 1:47pm
A $75-million gift to the philosophy department at Johns Hopkins has spurred conversations about how best to use the money.
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Should Students Be Expelled for Posting Racist Videos?

January 26, 2018 - 4:07pm
Two recent cases suggest that colleges are reacting more swiftly and firmly to students’ offensive conduct on social media.
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