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What Podcasts Can Teach Us About Teaching

June 28, 2018 - 9:06am
The best ones hook listeners by telling stories about people. Teaching can use the tools of storytelling to hook students, too.
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What Does Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Mean for Higher Education?

June 27, 2018 - 8:37pm
A Reagan appointee, Kennedy provided a moderate voice and sometimes sided with the court’s liberal arm, as in his surprising opinion in 2016 on the use of race in college admissions.
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What Does Justice Kennedy's Retirement Mean for Higher Education?

June 27, 2018 - 8:37pm
A Reagan appointee, Kennedy provided a moderate voice and sometimes sided with the court’s liberal arm, as in his surprising opinion in 2016 on the use of race in college admissions.
Categories: Higher Education News

Supreme Court’s Ruling Against Public Unions Leaves Murky Outlook for Academic Labor

June 27, 2018 - 7:19pm
A former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board says the effect of the decision on higher education depends, in part, on the appetite for “internecine warfare” on public-college campuses.
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Universities Are Hotbeds of Scholarship on Mass Incarceration. But Are They Doing Enough To Fix the Problem?

June 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
In the aftermath of Harvard’s controversial decision to reject an ex-inmate for a graduate program, Elizabeth Hinton is pushing the university to confront that question.
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Saint Louis U. Reaches for More Research

June 27, 2018 - 3:34pm
Fred P. Pestello, president of Saint Louis University, talks about the risks and rewards of investing in more research opportunities.
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In the Family-Separation Debate, Some Professors Say Their Role Is ‘Not to Not Respond’

June 27, 2018 - 2:23pm
As the national conversation about family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border continues, faculty members are grappling with how to incorporate the issue into their fall courses.
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In Upholding Trump’s Travel Ban, Supreme Court Ratifies Worldview That Worries Colleges

June 26, 2018 - 7:55pm
The president may restrict travel from certain countries, the justices said. Higher ed has mobilized against that unwelcoming signal to the world, but many foreign students have already factored it into their choices. “The damage is done,” said one expert.
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When Professors Stir Outrage, What's a University to Do?

June 26, 2018 - 6:15pm
Campus lawyers debated the question on Tuesday during the annual conference of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.
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How a Student Used Title IX to Force Her College to Change Its Response to Cases of Sexual Assault

June 26, 2018 - 4:22pm
In a closely watched case, the Department of Education has found that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill violated the federal law in its handling of five complaints.
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A College Considers Taking the ‘Liberal’ Out of ‘Liberal Education’

June 26, 2018 - 3:20pm
A proposal to strike the word from the governing laws of the University of Colorado Board of Regents points to unease and confusion surrounding the term in higher education.
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Should Colleges Take the ‘Liberal’ Out of ‘Liberal Education’?

June 26, 2018 - 3:20pm
A proposal to strike the word from the governing laws of the University of Colorado Board of Regents points to unease and confusion surrounding the term in higher education.
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Should Working Learners Get a Tax Break?

June 26, 2018 - 1:14pm
A new proposal would allow low- and middle-income workers to create government-matched savings accounts to put toward continuing education. Here's what you need to know, from our revamped Re:Learning newsletter.
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Campus Lawyers’ Deepest Fear: the Protest or Tweet That Spins Into a Free-Speech Crisis

June 25, 2018 - 6:02pm
General counsels adapt to a new normal of unrest and scrutiny.
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Campus Lawyers' Deepest Fear: the Protest That Spins Into a Free-Speech Crisis

June 25, 2018 - 6:02pm
General counsels adapt to a new normal of unrest and scrutiny.
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Are Presidents Overpaid? And 4 Other Questions for Oberlin’s Chief

June 25, 2018 - 2:25pm
In our new series, “In the Hot Seat,” college and university administrators are asked a series of surprise questions. Our first guest is Carmen T. Ambar, president of Oberlin College.
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The Single Best Way to Help Veterans? ‘Colleges Shouldn’t Make Adults Do Scavenger Hunts’

June 25, 2018 - 10:55am
Speaking from his own experience, Mike Krause, executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, says colleges should “help them just enough.” They appreciate peer mentorship, but “veterans don’t need coddling.”
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Harvard Asks Court to Keep Information on Individual Applicants and ‘Granular’ Admissions Details Under Seal

June 24, 2018 - 12:19pm
In a closely watched lawsuit in which Asian-American applicants have accused the university of discriminating against them, Harvard cited students’ privacy and its own “commercial interests.”
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Scholars Sound Alarms on Trump’s Border Crackdown. But Academic Nuance Doesn’t Always Break Through.

June 22, 2018 - 2:42pm
Through social media and other outlets, experts are marshaling research to engage with the public like seldom before.
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At a Brutal Meeting of Trustees, Michigan State’s Wounds Are Laid Bare

June 22, 2018 - 2:20pm
After a disastrous 10 days in which calls mounted for John Engler to resign as interim president, the meeting turned into a spectacle of painful survivor testimony and the pleading of a board at wit’s end.
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