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Controversial Speaker, His Event Canceled by Middlebury College, Finds an Audience in a Campus Seminar

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 19, 2019 - 5:01pm
Ryszard Legutko, a right-wing Polish politician known for incendiary comments on gay rights, engaged in a brisk question-and-answer session with students in the class.
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‘Empowerment Self-Defense’ Programs Make Women Safer. Why Don’t More Colleges Use Them?

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 19, 2019 - 1:01pm
Self-defense courses that focus on empowerment can be controversial. Some people say they put a burden on women to protect themselves.
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Professor Says Arizona State Forced Him to Fail Students. The University Says That’s ‘Unequivocally Wrong.’

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 19, 2019 - 11:27am
The economics professor says he lost his job because he called out unfair grading and costs levied on students.
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A Transgender Student Lost His ROTC Scholarship and Made National Headlines. But the Defense Department Says Gender Has Nothing to Do With It.

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 18, 2019 - 6:05pm
Map Pesqueira, a freshman at UT-Austin, says he lost his ROTC scholarship because of Trump’s new ban on transgender service members. The Defense Department says he was disqualified for unrelated reasons.
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6 Majors Were Spared the Ax at Stevens Point. But the Damage Might Be Done.

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 18, 2019 - 2:36pm
Citing savings from faculty departures, the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point said it no longer planned to eliminate the programs. But those departures have had their own effects.
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What the Mueller Report Reveals About the Globe-Trotting Professor Who Spoke of ‘Dirt’ on Clinton

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 18, 2019 - 1:44pm
Joseph Mifsud, a former London-based academic with Kremlin ties, also connected Donald Trump’s foreign-policy adviser with Russians. Now no one can seem to find him.
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3 Ways Education Freedom Scholarships Could Support Military Families

U.S. Department of Education Blog | Ed.gov - April 18, 2019 - 12:35pm

April is “The Month of the Military Child,” and serves as a reminder that military children serve our country alongside their parents and face challenges that most other students don’t think about, let alone experience themselves. Each military child deserves the chance to flourish in an education environment that best leverages their unique learning style

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Getting Students Through College Is One Thing. Here’s How Georgetown U. Helps Them Adjust to Life Afterward.

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 18, 2019 - 7:54am
Georgetown’s Red House is offering graduating seniors a set of minicourses to help them bridge the gap between graduation and working life.  
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The Students Called the TA a ‘Nazi.’ He Said He’s Not a White Supremacist. The University Ruled He Could Return to the Classroom.

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 17, 2019 - 8:38pm
Key to the dispute at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is a CV that highlights the graduate student’s “European ancestry.” But he insists he is no longer a member of Identity Evropa, a white-supremacist group.
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Building an Innovation Campus? This President Has 3 Tips

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 17, 2019 - 5:49pm
Virginia Tech’s new campus in Northern Virginia was “inspired” by Cornell Tech. We asked Cornell’s president what advice she’d share.
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‘It’s an Aristocracy’: What the Admissions-Bribery Scandal Has Exposed About Class on Campus

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 17, 2019 - 4:01pm
The criminal actions of a few rogue coaches and parents have shined a spotlight on the role that elite colleges play in perpetuating wealth and privilege.
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A University Makes Its Historic Campus More Welcoming to Everyone

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 17, 2019 - 9:51am
Making UVa's famous Lawn accessible was a challenge on several levels. And more news on campus spaces.
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Campus Spaces Newsletter FAQ

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 17, 2019 - 9:23am
Everything you need to know about The Chronicle’s montly newsletter on Campus Spaces.
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Massachusetts Wants to Regulate Private Colleges That Might Close. Is That a Good Idea?

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 16, 2019 - 7:01pm
A new report from the Pioneer Institute urges the state to slow down on a proposal to create an agency that would identify at-risk colleges and impose rules to protect students from a sudden closure.
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Caught Between Old Job and New: One President Navigates a Rocky Job Search

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 16, 2019 - 4:17pm
Mark Kennedy has been named the sole finalist to lead the University of Colorado system. His boss at the North Dakota system calls that a “de facto resignation.”
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Do Your Academic Programs Actually Develop ‘Employability’? There’s an Assessment for That

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 16, 2019 - 11:37am
Plenty of colleges claim to prepare students for employment. A new organization breaks down what that really means.
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Could an Idea for Fighting Poverty Be Worth a Billion Dollars?

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 16, 2019 - 2:00am
The annual ASU GSV Summit is known for connecting entrepreneurs with deep-pocketed investors. But to our reporter, it was a pair of ideas for helping low-income students get an education that stood out.
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U. of Tulsa Has a Billion-Dollar Endowment for Just 4,000 Students. Why Is It Cutting Programs?

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 15, 2019 - 4:52pm
A plan for “reimagining” the university seeks to give it a defined identity. But the proposal faces pushback from faculty members.
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To Improve Leadership, Some Colleges Take a Cue From Industry: 360-Degree Reviews

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 15, 2019 - 4:42pm
Being assessed by your colleagues as well as your supervisor can be difficult, administrators say, but it’s valuable.
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5 Things to Know When Evaluating a Financial Aid Offer

U.S. Department of Education Blog | Ed.gov - April 15, 2019 - 11:10am

April is National Financial Capability Month and understanding the terms of your financial aid offer and making smart decisions about paying for college can be a good indicator of your financial capability. Many schools use the term “award letter” which can be misleading and make it sound like all the aid that is listed will

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