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2 Michigan State Trustees Join Chorus: Engler Must Resign

June 15, 2018 - 6:57am
Brian Mosallam and Dianne Byrum have called for the university’s interim president, John Engler, to step down.
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Michigan State Trustee Joins Chorus: Engler Must Resign

June 15, 2018 - 6:57am
Brian Mosallam on Friday became the first trustee to call for the university’s interim president, John Engler, to step down.
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An Ultra-Selective University Just Dropped the ACT/SAT. So What?

June 14, 2018 - 7:57pm
By going test-optional, the University of Chicago just caused a disturbance in The Force. 
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Irate at Texas A&M’s Handling of Sexual-Abuse Cases, 2 Women Ignite a Blaze on Social Media

June 14, 2018 - 5:01pm
The women said they had been victimized by athletes who were initially suspended but later allowed to rejoin their teams. Their posts on Twitter and Facebook quickly went viral.
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Transitions: UNC-Asheville Selects New Chancellor, Harvard President Wins Kluge Prize

June 14, 2018 - 3:16pm
Nancy J. Cable, president of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, will become chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
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After Investigation of Sexual Misconduct, a Dartmouth Professor Will Retire

June 14, 2018 - 12:59pm
A dean recommended that the psychology professor have his tenure revoked and be fired. He will instead retire, effective immediately.
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Michigan State Was ‘Deeply Sorry’ For Abuse. Then It Wasn't.

June 14, 2018 - 9:27am
A draft statement of apology from John M. Engler, the university's interim president, said the university was "deeply sorry" for the abuse of a former professor. That line was cut, along with other telling edits.
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How Much ‘Engaged Learning’ Can You Get for $20.5 Million?

June 14, 2018 - 8:56am
An ambitious effort at the U. of Michigan to encourage experimentation in teaching has had a positive impact — and run into familiar challenges.
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U. of Chicago Will No Longer Require ACT/SAT

June 14, 2018 - 6:20am
The change makes Chicago the most selective university yet to stop requiring domestic applicants to submit standardized test scores.
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Many States Get Mediocre Grades in 2 Studies of Degree Attainment by Race and Ethnicity

June 13, 2018 - 10:01pm
A state-by-state analysis by the Education Trust finds not a lot to brag about in how black and Latino adults have fared in comparison to their white peers.
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Instructor Faces Backlash After She Belittles Student on Class Forum

June 13, 2018 - 2:04pm
The lecturer, at the University of California at San Diego, also revealed the student’s academic standing in an online forum that was visible to everyone in her course.
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A Student’s Online Advances to Women Went Viral. Now His College Is Investigating Him.

June 13, 2018 - 12:26pm
After a woman tweeted a screen shot of the student’s digital overture, other women said they’d received similar messages. The University of Iowa says it “takes these allegations seriously and is working to learn more.”
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Michigan State Chief Said Abuse Victim Would Get ‘Kickback’ for Stirring Up Survivors, Emails Show

June 13, 2018 - 12:16pm
In private, John Engler seethed that he thought victims of sexual abuse were being manipulated by trial lawyers.
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What Do Online Students Want? 3 Findings From a New Survey Offer Some Clues

June 13, 2018 - 9:59am
For one thing, they’d like to be able to take classes via their phones.
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A Hidden Strength of Minority-Serving Colleges: Meeting Students Where They Are

June 12, 2018 - 10:01pm
The institutions catapult students up the economic ladder better than do their predominantly white peers, according to a new study by the American Council on Education.
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Google Wants to Play a Bigger Role in Your College Search. Here’s What You Need to Know.

June 12, 2018 - 5:43pm
The company announced on Tuesday that it would elevate certain statistics about four-year colleges in its search results. “This is Google being Google,” one expert said.
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A Major Scientific Society Says Harassment Derails Women's Careers. Critics Say the Group Hasn't Done Enough.

June 12, 2018 - 3:23pm
A new report from the National Academy of Sciences comes as the organization debates whether to expel members who commit sexual misconduct.
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How a Letter Defending Avital Ronell Sparked Confusion and Condemnation

June 12, 2018 - 1:53pm
Scholars heard the NYU professor was under a Title IX investigation. They threw support behind her, but then their appeal was made public.
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Facebook Plans to Team Up With 15 Community Colleges. What Will That Entail?

June 12, 2018 - 12:51pm
The company has been pitching itself to colleges as a recruiting tool, but it says this effort is separate from that. Here are the details, from our revamped Re:Learning newsletter.
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In Messy Aftermath of Offensive Videos, Free-Speech Group Decries Syracuse’s ‘Kitchen Sink’ Discipline

June 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education says the videos were satirical and were “intended to be seen and heard only by people in the fraternity.”
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