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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (12/15/2017)

December 10, 2017 - 4:25pm
Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld will become president at Hebrew College, and Shane Martin was named provost at Seattle University.
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Selected New Books on Higher Education

December 10, 2017 - 4:25pm
Among the latest topics are the incorporation of game-derived techniques into teaching, and race relations on elite campuses.
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Private Colleges Had 58 Millionaire Presidents in 2015

December 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Chronicle’s annual analysis of executive compensation at the institutions finds that the average pay of their presidents in 2015 was $516,000.
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An MIT Dean Planned a University With No Classrooms. Here’s Where It Stands.

December 10, 2017 - 2:28pm
It’s got a founding team, start-up funds, a name, and now a website, with an application portal.
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How Sexual-Harassment Charges at U. of Rochester Spiraled Out of Control

December 10, 2017 - 1:07pm
Researchers have accused a professor of crossing professional boundaries and pressuring students for sex. Now, in a federal lawsuit, they say the university tried to smear them as gossips and liars.
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Why One University Wants to Close Lots of Small Libraries and Create ‘Hubs’

December 8, 2017 - 12:08pm
The University of Wisconsin at Madison’s plan follows a trend of libraries’ focusing less on books and more on students. Still, some professors see moving collections offsite as a loss.
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This UNC Student Is a College Trustee at 23. Here’s What She Thinks of the Confederate Monument on Her Campus.

December 7, 2017 - 6:50pm
“You may be tempted to call me a coddled millennial,” said Mya Roberson in a message to the university’s trustees and chancellor. “But I am human. I am black. And I am fed up.”
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California Wildfires Upend Exams at Region’s Colleges and Heighten Tensions at UCLA

December 7, 2017 - 5:07pm
At least 10 institutions canceled classes on Thursday, only days before finals were to start. Meanwhile, students at the University of California at Los Angeles were angry over what they called a delay in its emergency-notification system.
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What’s a Fair Wage for Adjuncts?

December 7, 2017 - 4:29pm
For the City University of New York’s faculty union, the answer is $7,000 per course.
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Higher-Ed Lobbyists Are Told to Make Peace With Republicans

December 7, 2017 - 10:55am
Stop with the playground spats about state appropriations, said the opening speaker at the annual Higher Education Government Relations Conference. Focus on how your institutions are performing.
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House Republicans May Be Backing Away From Taxing Grad-Student Tuition Waivers

December 7, 2017 - 9:48am
Thirty-one lawmakers, led by Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, are sending a letter on Thursday to leaders of the House and the Senate urging them to prevent the provision from making it into final tax legislation.
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Teaching Is a Private Act. How Can Professors Open Up About It?

December 7, 2017 - 9:12am
Efforts to spark conversations about pedagogy can be large-scale or ad hoc, but they all require a level of trust.
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What Happens When Sex Harassment Disrupts Victims’ Academic Careers

December 6, 2017 - 9:16pm
People who say they’ve been harassed also speak of ripple effects and lasting consequences — personally, professionally, and for their disciplines.
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Building a Coalition to Fight a Sea Change

December 6, 2017 - 7:09pm
Old Dominion University can’t ignore the issue of sea-level rise, which is right on “our back door,” says its president.
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Confronting History on Campus

December 6, 2017 - 4:04pm
Campuses are littered with buildings and monuments named for alumni, past presidents, and former professors. Problems arise when their fame is overtaken by changing mores. Here's how some colleges are trying bridge that divide.
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Are Colleges Engines of Inequality?

December 6, 2017 - 2:49pm
Higher ed still doesn’t provide enough opportunity to needy students. Here’s a look at some causes of that phenomenon, and what colleges might do better.  
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‘I Love You,’ Big U. of Virginia Donor Told Harvey Weinstein

December 6, 2017 - 12:51pm
Paul Tudor Jones II, who has given nearly $50 million to the university and serves on the board of a center there, told the embattled film producer that talk of his serial sexual harassment would be soon “forgotten,” The New York Times reports.
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Rising Waters, Threatened Campuses

December 6, 2017 - 9:59am
As the climate changes and seas swell, here’s how four universities — urban and rural, from Virginia to California — struggle to become more resilient in the face of an unprecedented crisis.
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Is Protesting a Privilege?

December 5, 2017 - 5:28pm
A study finds that protests against racial microaggressions are likelier at elite colleges, and asks why.
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After 10 Years in Court, a Student-Loan Whistle-Blower Fights His Last Battle

December 5, 2017 - 4:31pm
Jon Oberg was an Education Department researcher nearing retirement when he discovered that student lenders were improperly pocketing millions of dollars. Thus began his unexpected final act.
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