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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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Women of Color in Academe Make 67 Cents for Every Dollar Paid to White Men

June 11, 2018 - 3:52pm
A recent research brief repeats long-known findings. Systemic change, scholars say, is the only way to make progress.
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Jeff Sessions’ Justice Dept. Is Intervening in Another Campus Speech Case — Its Fourth

June 11, 2018 - 3:01pm
The department on Monday issued a “statement of interest” in a free-speech lawsuit filed against the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor by a group called Speech First.
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What Happens When an Adjunct Instructor Wants to Retire?

June 11, 2018 - 2:28pm
For many contingent faculty members, retirement is not an option.
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Education Dept. Report Says No to a For-Profit Accreditor — But It Might Not Matter

June 9, 2018 - 1:03pm
A draft document found that the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools has failed to meet nearly 60 federal regulations. Agency officials, though, are downplaying the significance of those findings.
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Female Historians Try to End the I-Didn’t-Know-Any-Women Excuse for Men-Only Panels

June 8, 2018 - 3:27pm
A new database of female historians joins a growing group of lists that aim to promote a more diverse group of experts. 
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U. of California and Texas A&M Win Bid to Run Birthplace of Atom Bomb

June 8, 2018 - 12:18pm
The California system has shared operation of the Los Alamos laboratory for decades, but the partnership with Texas A&M — the alma mater of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry — marks a shift.
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Transitions: U. of Alaska at Anchorage Chooses New Chancellor, Smith College's First Female President Dies at 83

June 7, 2018 - 5:22pm
Cathy Sandeen, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin-Extension, will lead the Anchorage campus.
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In Illinois, a Leadership Brouhaha Rocks a University System Laced With Divisions

June 7, 2018 - 4:35pm
Two trustees might single-handedly put the Southern Illinois University system president on leave Friday. Their effort has left the board chair, among others, shocked.
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Starter Kit: New to Tenure

June 7, 2018 - 3:31pm
Are you newly tenured and looking for advice on the next steps in your academic career? In our latest Starter Kit, we offer tips and lessons from experienced professors about how to avoid a midcareer slowdown and stay productive. Buy the new booklet in the Chronicle Store.
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UVa Library’s Plan to Cut Stacks by Half Sparks Concerns Among the Faculty

June 7, 2018 - 11:46am
As the University of Virginia prepares to renovate its historic Alderman Library, some professors worry that a planned loss of shelving will harm their scholarship.
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How One Teaching Expert Activates Students' Curiosity

June 7, 2018 - 7:57am
Asking students to work out a problem using nothing but what they already know can bring a host of benefits.  
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Measuring Stick

June 6, 2018 - 10:00pm
In the fall of 2010 The Chronicle published a series of articles on accountability and assessment in higher education, a theme that is as relevant and urgent today as it was then. Here are highlights.
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What Can Research Tell Us About Steep Cuts for Public Colleges?

June 6, 2018 - 6:54pm
Higher education has struggled for a decade to manage the economic and political instability following the Great Recession. Now researchers are trying to understand that struggle.
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Why One College Has Second Thoughts About the ‘Coalition’ — and Another Has High Hopes

June 6, 2018 - 5:01pm
Enrollment officials reach different conclusions about the usefulness of the Common App’s high-profile rival.
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As Hard as It Tries, Illinois Can’t Move On From Its Native American Mascot

June 6, 2018 - 3:54pm
The Chief Illiniwek symbol has been retired for more than a decade, but a new billboard and a trip by trustees cast doubt on the university’s ability to leave its mascot behind.
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Southern Illinois U. May Be About to Fire Its President

June 6, 2018 - 2:57pm
An agenda for a special meeting of the university system’s trustees, to be held on Friday, says they will act on an “appointment of acting president.” The current chief, Randy Dunn, says he wasn’t told of the meeting in advance.
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Southern Illinois U. Is About to Fire Its President

June 6, 2018 - 2:57pm
An agenda for a special meeting of the university system’s Board of Trustees, to be held on Friday, says it will act on an “appointment of acting president.” The current chief, Randy Dunn, says he wasn’t told of the meeting in advance.
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Southern Illinois U. Is Readying to Suddenly Oust Its President

June 6, 2018 - 2:57pm
An agenda for a special meeting of the Board of Trustees to be held on Friday says it will act on an "appointment of acting president." Randy Dunn says he wasn't told about it.
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Why Male Mentors in the #MeToo Era Must ‘Engage More, Not Run for the Hills’

June 6, 2018 - 1:26pm
At a time of heightened awareness about sexual harassment, senior men are shying away from mentoring young women. That’s a step in the wrong direction.
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