Chronicle of Higher Education

Welcome Students! Need a Checking Account?

December 5, 2017 - 3:00pm
A growing number of institutions are making deals that help connect banks with students. The banks — and the colleges — make money. But do students come out ahead?
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Moody’s Downgrades Higher Ed’s Outlook From ‘Stable’ to ‘Negative’

December 5, 2017 - 1:15pm
The credit-rating agency cited muted growth in tuition revenue and “uncertainty at the federal level over potential policy changes.”
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8 Grad Students Are Arrested Protesting the GOP Tax Bill on Capitol Hill

December 5, 2017 - 12:08pm
“I’ve put a lot of work into this, and to have to throw that all away because some Republicans don’t like universities is really upsetting,” one student said.
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How Can Colleges Head Off Homegrown Extremism?

December 4, 2017 - 6:09pm
An analysis of 30 incidents looks for the key risk factors.
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Auditors Reviewed How UVa’s Police Prepared for White Supremacists. They Didn’t Like What They Found.

December 4, 2017 - 5:24pm
The “seeming paralysis of police” at a Friday-night march in August on the campus “undoubtedly encouraged” violence at a rally that turned deadly the following day, a report concludes.
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She Showed a Video in Class. Now She’s a Hero to Some, a Pariah to Others.

December 4, 2017 - 3:58pm
Lindsay Shepherd, a graduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University, was scolded by two professors and a university official for playing a clip in which the use of gender-neutral pronouns was debated.
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‘Fired Twice and Rehired Twice’: Union Calls Out U. of Montana’s Flip-Flop

December 4, 2017 - 2:51pm
The flagship university had told 30 instructors their contracts wouldn’t be renewed, but within hours it told them to ignore that message.
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The Brief Life and Undignified Death of the ‘Hillsdale Carve-Out’

December 4, 2017 - 12:42pm
As the Senate’s tax-reform bill barreled toward a vote, an obscure amendment that would have benefited just one college entered the picture. This is its story.
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The People Who Made a Difference in Higher Ed — for Better or Worse

December 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
They affected federal policy, campus culture, and the national conversation about education in 2017, and are likely to remain influential in the year ahead.
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The 2017 Influence List

December 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (12/8/2017)

December 3, 2017 - 4:35pm
Keith L. Ross will become president of Missouri Baptist University, and Timothy W. Gordon was named vice president for student affairs at Buffalo State College.
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Priceless Experience for Young Scientists

December 3, 2017 - 4:30pm
Convenience-store clerk? No thanks, say these high-school students. They’d rather work in university labs.
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Summer Camps Bring STEM to a Wider Audience

December 3, 2017 - 4:30pm
High-school students from low-income and minority backgrounds gain valuable skills, and colleges get an edge on recruiting.
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‘Fail State’ Confronts For-Profits and Laments the Disinvestment in Publics

December 3, 2017 - 4:30pm
A new documentary film charts the rise of for-profit colleges and questions higher education’s financial-aid model.
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Chapel Hill’s New Civil War

December 3, 2017 - 4:30pm
A monument to the Confederacy known as Silent Sam stands at the main entrance of the U. of North Carolina. It’s ripping the campus apart. So what’s keeping it there?
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Summer STEM Camps No Longer Just for the Affluent

December 3, 2017 - 4:30pm
They draw underrepresented high-school women and minorities into rewarding careers. Federal and private grants help keep fees from being an obstacle. And colleges identify standout students for recruiting.
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Professor at UC-Santa Cruz Disputes Sexual-Assault Accusations

December 3, 2017 - 10:33am
Campus officials say they are "deeply concerned" about anonymous allegations of sexual assault and harassment by Gopal Balakrishnan.
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Spotted at a White-Power Rally, but Still Popular With Campus Republicans

December 1, 2017 - 8:24pm
James Allsup, former head of the Washington State U. College Republicans, won re-election as president of the campus chapter. But he was found to be ineligible for the office because he will soon graduate.
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Passage of Senate Tax-Reform Bill Leaves Colleges Scrambling

December 1, 2017 - 6:25pm
As lawmakers prepare to hash out the differences in bills passed by both chambers of Congress, here’s what each would mean for higher ed.
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Everyone Agrees on Value of Apprenticeships. The Question Is How to Pay for Them.

December 1, 2017 - 4:43pm
Advocates for the job-training positions also face challenges stemming from loose definitions of what they are and negative public perceptions of who they serve.
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