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How Universities Are Trying to Do Right by Puerto Rico

January 3, 2018 - 5:22pm
Colleges on the mainland recognize that enrolling students from the island can unintentionally harm their home institutions.
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A Small College’s Financial Innovations

January 3, 2018 - 1:00pm
Jeff Abernathy, president of Alma College, in Michigan, discusses ways he is stretching a dollar, rethinking administrative structure at the top, and using technology to help Alma and two other small private colleges pool their curricular resources. 
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Serving Neurodiverse Students

January 3, 2018 - 12:13pm
Peter Eden, president of Landmark College, chats with The Chronicle about Landmark’s pedagogical approach, the changing culture around neurodiversity, and the rewards and challenges of the college’s mission.
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The Tuition-Pricing Crisis: How College Leaders Are Responding and Preparing for the Future

January 2, 2018 - 2:14pm
What challenges do college leaders face with the current pricing structure? And what strategies will they pursue in the future? In this report, we surveyed hundreds of higher-education presidents and chief financial officers to explore those questions and more.
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How to Market a College in a Troubled Locale

January 1, 2018 - 4:30pm
Detroit’s reputation lags behind its rebirth, but the University of Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University do appeal to Generation Z.
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Career Advice From a Groundbreaking President

January 1, 2018 - 4:30pm
When is it time to make a move? For what reasons, and with what conditions? Ms. Simmons shares her insights.
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How a College in a Sleepy Town Energized Itself

January 1, 2018 - 4:00pm
The Missouri college changed the middle of nowhere to its own distinctive somewhere.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (12/31/2017)

December 31, 2017 - 4:32pm
Peter Provenzano Jr. became president at Oakland Community College in Michigan, and Deborah Bordelon was named provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Columbus State University.  
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Why Education Matters to Your Health

December 29, 2017 - 2:20pm
Men and women who haven’t been to college live shorter, less healthy lives, and they’re actually losing ground compared to college graduates. It’s about more than money.
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A Dying Town

December 29, 2017 - 12:55pm
Here in a corner of Missouri and across America, the lack of a college education has become a public-health crisis.
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When Professors Cross Sexual Boundaries

December 29, 2017 - 11:43am
Distress and complications often follow when faculty members focus unwanted sexual attention on their students or junior colleagues. Here’s how college officials deal with such cases and try to resolve complaints.
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Drexel Professor Whose Charged Tweets Drew Fire From the Right Will Leave the University

December 28, 2017 - 12:36pm
“After death threats and threats of violence directed against me and my family, my situation has become unsustainable,” says George Ciccariello-Maher.
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At a Time of Change, These Baptist Colleges Are Staying the Course

December 21, 2017 - 4:52pm
Georgia’s Brewton-Parker College, Shorter University, and Truett McConnell University have doubled down on their religious identity. But two of them have seen sharp declines in enrollment.
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How Spaces Designed for Learning Can Change Teaching

December 21, 2017 - 8:24am
Sometimes, where students sit and where faculty members stand can have a meaningful impact.
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A Brief History of Students Secretly Recording Their Professors

December 21, 2017 - 7:45am
Recent efforts by a right-wing activist to recruit conservative students to spy on their liberal professors are just the newest iteration of what has become a notorious campus pastime.
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Think You Know What Type of College Would Accept Charles Koch Foundation Money? Think Again.

December 20, 2017 - 4:23pm
At some public regional universities, the foundation’s conservative politics have made it a tough sell. But a growing number of prestigious institutions now are among the top recipients of Koch funding.
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Education Dept. Approves New Wave of Students’ Claims Against Corinthian Colleges

December 20, 2017 - 12:04pm
The department announced on Wednesday that it had approved 12,900 requests for student-loan forgiveness from borrowers who said they had been defrauded by the now-shuttered for-profit college.
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What Colleges Need to Know About the Tax Overhaul Poised to Become Law

December 20, 2017 - 10:57am
The legislation could discourage charitable giving, would tax some rich colleges’ endowments, would tax some top-paid workers at nonprofit organizations, and would limit a key revenue stream in major college sports.
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‘Dreamers’ Make Desperate Plea on Capitol Hill

December 20, 2017 - 10:35am
In a day of marches, lobbying, and civil disobedience, undocumented students fight against time to make their case to Congress.
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New Tax Law Takes Aim at Higher Education’s Millionaires Club

December 19, 2017 - 6:49pm
In 2015, private nonprofit colleges minted 158 millionaires. Their institutions would have to pay a 21-percent tax.
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