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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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Salmon, Awkward Tweets, and ‘Hell No’ I Wouldn’t Fire Him: A Reporter’s Notes From Outside Michigan State’s Trustee Dinner

June 21, 2018 - 10:43pm
After eight days of pressure to resign, John Engler apologized for disparaging an abuse survivor. The board remains divided, and the women still want him out. 
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A Brief History of GOP Attempts to Kill the Education Dept.

June 21, 2018 - 8:21pm
Since its birth, the Department of Education has been marked for death by its critics. And those critics have been almost exclusively Republicans. But their efforts have failed.
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Trump Wants to Drastically Alter the Education Dept. Here’s What You Need to Know.

June 21, 2018 - 6:30pm
The proposal isn’t a surprise and probably won’t go anywhere, but it’s noteworthy coming from an administration that has been largely silent on higher ed.
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Transitions: New Presidents Selected for Ottawa U., U. of Nevada at Las Vegas, and Delaware State U.

June 21, 2018 - 5:00pm
Reggies Wenyika, president of Southwestern Christian University, will lead Ottawa University, in Kansas.
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‘I Don’t Think We Were Prepared for This Level of Cruelty’

June 21, 2018 - 3:08pm
Educators navigate America’s immigration crisis in legal clinics with students.
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A Conference’s Recipe for ‘Viewpoint Diversity’: More Free Play, More John Stuart Mill

June 21, 2018 - 1:55pm
Heterodox Academy, which argues that colleges and students alike have grown less receptive to challenging ideas, held a gathering to suggest treatments.
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A Conference's Recipe for 'Viewpoint Diversity': More Free Play, More John Stuart Mill

June 21, 2018 - 1:55pm
The Heterodox Academy, which argues that colleges and students alike have grown less receptive to challenging ideas, held a gathering to suggest treatments.
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Starter Kit: New to the Dean’s Role

June 21, 2018 - 12:27pm
What does it take to be a dean? You must understand the personalities and culture of a place; know when to take the lead; and always have a sense of humor. This collection of articles and essays offers tips for how to get started in the dean's role. Buy a copy in the Chronicle Store.
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Idea Lab: Faculty Success

June 21, 2018 - 12:18pm
During the lifetime of an academic career, faculty members often encounter a common set of problems that impede their work. This collection of essays and articles offers lessons for academic managers on how to help professors avoid such issues and ultimately be successful. Buy a copy in the Chronicle Store.
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Michigan State Chief Apologizes for Saying Abuse Victim Would Get ‘Kickback’

June 21, 2018 - 11:51am
Meanwhile, the university’s trustees released a statement saying that a “majority” of the board appreciated John Engler’s apology and that he would stay in his interim post until a permanent president was named.
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Idea Lab: College Access

June 21, 2018 - 9:33am
Higher-education institutions are working harder today to remove the barriers that prevent students from attending college. While lack of money is often the biggest problem, there are a host of issues, big and small, that can prevent a student from applying or ever setting foot on a campus. This collection of Chronicle essays and articles examines different ways to overcome those challenges. The booklet includes: Ways to work with high schools to improve access How to help transfer students...
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Not Just for Video Games: Virtual Reality Joins the Classroom

June 21, 2018 - 8:16am
Educators and technologists gather at Yale University to share strategies for using immersive technology as a teaching tool.
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Ohio State Shuts Down Office That Helped Sexual-Assault Victims

June 20, 2018 - 3:04pm
An external review found that the university’s Sexual Civility and Empowerment unit didn’t adequately support victims or properly document allegations of misconduct.
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Michigan State U. Abuse Survivors Wanted to Keep Politics Out of It. That’s Over Now.

June 20, 2018 - 1:05pm
Previously unreleased emails affirm that John Engler’s team at the university, where the former governor is interim president, brought a deeply political focus to the Nassar abuse crisis. With Engler’s job on the line, the politics have only intensified.
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College Leaders and Professors Ramp Up Protest of Trump’s Family-Separation Policy

June 19, 2018 - 7:16pm
With bipartisan opposition to the immigration policy growing daily, people in academe are citing professional expertise and core values in their protests.
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