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Colleges Are Key Players in Cities’ Bids to Host Amazon’s 2nd Headquarters

January 18, 2018 - 5:21pm
With the online retail giant's having reduced the number of bids this week from more than 200 to just 20, the competition is heating up. Experts say the proximity of Amazon and local universities will be mutually beneficial.
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How 4 Activists at Berkeley Helped Get an Undocumented Student Out of Detainment

January 18, 2018 - 4:31pm
After learning that he had been arrested by federal agents during the winter break, they began a national campaign for his release.
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After Report That 14 Knew of Doctor’s Abuse, Renewed Calls for Michigan State President to Resign

January 18, 2018 - 12:31pm
A Detroit News investigation published on Thursday said more than a few people on the campus were aware of sexual-misconduct allegations against Larry Nassar.
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How the Definition of Mentoring Is Changing

January 18, 2018 - 9:27am
It’s not about grooming undergraduates to be just like you; they need to find their own path. That tension is what makes these relationships difficult to engineer.
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A President’s Newly Revealed Sexual-Abuse Case Stirs Controversy at Ithaca College

January 17, 2018 - 7:43pm
Shirley M. Collado said she had been transparent about the episode, in 2001, but the student newspaper revealed new details.
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USA Gymnastics Doctor’s Sentencing Renews Attention on Michigan State

January 17, 2018 - 7:08pm
At an emotional hearing, victims share their stories of abuse by the university’s team physician.
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Creating a Diverse Faculty

January 17, 2018 - 12:47pm
Colleges struggle to attract and retain faculty members from traditionally underrepresented groups. Here’s why they have such a hard time and what they might do better.
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24 Tips for Teaching Writing

January 17, 2018 - 12:44pm
Here’s guidance from experts on how to teach students about danglers, adverbs, commas, and more.
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Florida State President Praises Charges Against Students in Death of Pledge

January 17, 2018 - 12:20pm
John Thrasher says the arrest warrants strengthen the university's determination to confront the concerns of “student indifference, reckless conduct and irresponsibility.” 
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Lehigh U. Scholar and Author Resigns Amid Sexual-Misconduct Investigation

January 16, 2018 - 4:26pm
Several people made allegations against James Braxton Peterson, according to an email sent to the faculty and staff on Tuesday.
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U. of South Carolina Condemns Racist Fliers Found in African-American Studies Dept.

January 16, 2018 - 3:43pm
The university, in Columbia, S.C., released a statement on Tuesday promising to open an investigation into the incident.
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The Biggest Problem for State Higher-Ed Policy? Federal Higher-Ed Policy

January 16, 2018 - 1:34pm
It's not affordability, free speech, or sexual assault. The top issue, according to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, is what's happening in Washington.
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Johns Hopkins Just Got the Largest Donation Ever Given to a Philosophy Department

January 16, 2018 - 10:34am
The department will pocket a $75-million donation from Bill Miller, a well-known Wall Street investor.
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U. of Rochester Report on Professor’s Alleged Harassment Gets Mixed Reviews

January 15, 2018 - 1:33pm
How can an investigation find inappropriate, unprofessional, and offensive behavior, and “gross lapses of judgment,” yet still conclude there were no violations of university policy?
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Relationships Are Central to the Student Experience. Can Colleges Engineer Them?

January 14, 2018 - 4:30pm
Having a mentor can help students academically, and is even linked to their later well-being. Such connections can’t be forced — but they can be encouraged.
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After a Suicide, What Colleges Can Do to Protect the Public Health

January 14, 2018 - 4:30pm
A suicide is a nightmare. But proper planning for its aftermath might avert a bigger one.
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A Postvention Primer

January 14, 2018 - 4:30pm
Following a suicide, campuses are particularly volatile, vulnerable places. What can a college do to try to keep one tragedy from multiplying?
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Resources for Handling Suicide’s Aftermath

January 14, 2018 - 4:30pm
Here are some references to help colleges create their own protocols.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (1/19/2017)

January 14, 2018 - 4:09pm
Elfred Anthony Pinkard will become president of Wilberforce University, and Brenda Fredette was named dean of the Eberly College of Science and Technology at California University of Pennsylvania.
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The NCAA as Modern Jim Crow? A Sports Historian Explains Why She Drew the Parallel

January 12, 2018 - 3:51pm
Victoria Jackson, a lecturer at Arizona State University, drew attention for her Los Angeles Times op-ed, about how college athletics “contributes to the undervaluing of black lives.”
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