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What Do ‘White Guys’ Think About Race? This Professor Is Trying to Find Out

June 3, 2018 - 4:30pm
In more than 100 interviews with students, Nolan L. Cabrera has heard strong beliefs they don’t feel they can share publicly.
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Freshmen ‘Are Souls That Want to Be Awakened’

June 3, 2018 - 4:30pm
“I know your doubts and fears, and I’ll have your back till the end of the semester.” That’s the message that Bryan Dewsbury, a biology professor at the University of Rhode Island, wants to get across to first-year students.
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A Third of Your Freshmen Disappear. How Can You Keep Them?

June 3, 2018 - 4:30pm
Colleges redesign the first-year experience to improve retention, learning outcomes, and students’ sense of belonging.
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U.S. Foreign-Language Enrollments Are Falling. Not at This University.

June 3, 2018 - 10:29am
Money from the Defense Department and cultural foundations has helped the University of North Georgia steadily build up its language programs.
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Mizzou’s Freshman Class Shrank by a Third Over 2 Years. Here’s How It’s Trying to Turn That Around.

June 1, 2018 - 2:24pm
Publicity about racial unrest on the campus in 2015 prompted a decline in enrollment. The university’s leaders had to act fast.
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Stanford Historian Encouraged Conservative Students to Gather 'Opposition Research' on Liberal Student Leader

June 1, 2018 - 1:04pm
Emails obtained by the campus newspaper show that Niall Ferguson, who led a program meant to encourage diverse viewpoints, told the students to engage in a "subtle game" of grinding down their opponents.
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5 Interesting Things About Walmart’s New (Nearly) Free College Benefit

May 31, 2018 - 6:19pm
For one, the effort will be independently evaluated by the Lumina Foundation, which says it expects to release some useful research from the study.
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How a Student Got Kicked Out of Class — and Became a Conservative Hero

May 31, 2018 - 3:05pm
When Lake Ingle got in trouble with his professor, he waged a right-wing media campaign against her. She paid a fearful price as the target of the internet outrage machine.
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Transitions: Missouri State Campus Selects Its First Female Chancellor, U. of Southern California President Resigns

May 31, 2018 - 1:03pm
Shirley Lawler, former provost at Ozarks Technical Community College, will lead Missouri State University at West Plains.
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A Man Says God Told Him Trump Would Be President. Liberty U.'s Making a Movie About Him.

May 31, 2018 - 12:55pm
Some students participated in behind-the-scenes work for the new film, The Trump Prophecy. Others aren't happy about it.
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2 Associations Forcefully Defend the Liberal Arts

May 31, 2018 - 12:40pm
The disciplines’ value is routinely questioned. The Association of American Colleges and Universities and the American Association of University Professors provide a counterargument.
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What 6 Colleges Learned About Improving Their Online Courses

May 31, 2018 - 9:06am
High-quality digital courses can save students time and money — but colleges have to invest in the right things, too.
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Another Sign of a Tough Job Market: Grad Students Feel Bigger Push to Publish

May 30, 2018 - 2:14pm
Hiring committees want new Ph.D.s to have the demonstrated research and grant-winning skills that journal articles reflect. But sometimes that extends the time to degree.
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Higher-Ed Groups Warn Against Visa Restrictions for Chinese Students

May 30, 2018 - 12:43pm
Restrcitions on Chinese visas emerge as the White House aims to combat an alleged theft of American intellectual property by China. 
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Undeterred by Criticism, Koch Foundation Increases Spending in Higher Education

May 29, 2018 - 6:58pm
The Associated Press found that the conservative fund laid out 47 percent more in 2016.
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Read the Bizarre Email That May Have Prompted a Provost to Step Down Mysteriously

May 29, 2018 - 5:54pm
A professor at San Diego State University was taken aback when a message from the provost warned him that he might be “showered with unending curse” and “visited by evil a million fold.”
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This Admissions Officer Changed Her Recruiting Strategy in the Trump Era. It Worked.

May 29, 2018 - 5:08pm
Lehigh University’s Morgan Volkart focused on new countries in Latin America and Africa this year, and the resulting group of international freshmen will be more diverse than ever.
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A Scholarly Group Had Avoided Talk of Harassment in Its Midst. Now It Seeks to ‘Start Anew.’

May 29, 2018 - 3:16pm
The Latin American Studies Association announced the creation of an anti-harassment task force at its annual meeting last week.
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This Nepali Teenager Sees His Future Vanishing. Can an American University Save Him?

May 28, 2018 - 2:11pm
After losing their full scholarships at the U. of Texas at Tyler, dozens of students from Nepal have scrambled to find other colleges. Here’s how one young man has fared.
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A Professor Brought His Guns to Protect Protesters at White-Supremacist Rallies. Then His Troubles Started.

May 28, 2018 - 9:27am
Dwayne Dixon’s unusual politics have helped build bridges between the right and the left. But in the fallout from Charlottesville, he’s found himself standing alone.
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