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Western Illinois U. Chief’s Final Days Were Ugly. His Exit Package Isn’t.

Chronicle of Higher Education - 4 hours 18 min ago
Some saw racial overtones in the calls for Jack Thomas’s ouster, and his generous deal is designed in part to thwart lawsuits.
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The Honor of a Lifetime – The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Each year the U.S. Department of Education joins the White House in honoring U.S. Presidential Scholars. This program– established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President –spotlights academic achievement of outstanding high school graduates and has expanded to recognize achievement in the arts and career and technical education (CTE). Since the creation of this

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How One Professor Helps Online Students Forge Connections

Chronicle of Higher Education - 11 hours 56 min ago
An unusual approach to office hours has improved students’ performance — and helped them make friends.
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Congress Is Taking on Reparations. At the First Hearing, Academic Historians Were Absent

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2019 - 7:04pm
The legislation would create a commission to study slavery and the discrimination that followed, and make recommendations for repairing those racial injustices.
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Gender Harassment Can Mean ‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’ for Women’s Careers. Here’s What Some Colleges Are Doing About It.

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2019 - 6:51pm
The National Academies have brought together a group of influential institutions to confront sexist behaviors that don't rise to the level of a crime or a policy violation.
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Former Dream Center Students Could Lose Out on Loan Forgiveness Thanks to Education Dept.’s Mistake

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2019 - 4:50pm
A major error on the department’s website could prevent some displaced students from getting the loan forgiveness they’re entitled to.
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‘Students Expect Human Contact’: Plan to Consolidate Academic Support Staff Ruffles Feathers at Lehigh

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2019 - 3:53pm
Combining administrative services is floated as a way for institutions to cut costs while eliminating overlaps in labor. But to some at Lehigh, the plan is “totally unthinkable.”
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English-Language Enrollments Decline

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2019 - 1:51pm
English-language enrollments are down again, but the rate of decline is slower than the previous year. 
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Transitions: New President Selected at Goucher College, Centre College Chief to Retire

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2019 - 10:54am
The president of the New Hampshire Institute of Art will lead Goucher. John Roush will step down after 22 years at the helm of Centre.
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Tensions Remain Over Status of Stanford’s Press

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 18, 2019 - 4:49pm
In late April, the university pulled back from cutting a subsidy and financially dooming the press. But with potentially dueling committees examining its operations, the future remains murky.
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Disinvited Speakers Get a Platform to Talk About Being Denied One

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 18, 2019 - 4:19pm
Colleges have rescinded invitations, or tried to do so, to more than two dozen controversial speakers this year. Here’s what some of them have to say about it.
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‘These Cuts Have Real Consequences’: A New Study Surveys the Damage of State Disinvestment in Public Universities

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 18, 2019 - 11:47am
The study concludes that less funding for the institutions is bad news for low-income students, general research, and state work forces.
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The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Help Tool

Chances are that you’ve at least heard of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, but do you know if your loans qualify? How to apply? If not, we’re here to help! First, what is PSLF? PSLF is a program that forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying

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Can a Health-Insurance Model Bring ‘Equitable Access’ to the Textbook Market?

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 18, 2019 - 6:00am
With plans for a single, across-the-board book fee and deep discounts from publishers, a university aims to lower costs and equalize access to course materials.
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‘Everything Must Go!’: A Rash of College Closures Keeps This Liquidation Firm Busy

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 17, 2019 - 5:12pm
A Georgia-based company is selling off Newbury College’s desks, computers, and even classroom supplies. The chief executive says other, unnamed colleges are in the pipeline.
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Florida Universities Have Turned Athletics Departments Into Quasi-Private Arms. What Does That Mean for Public Accountability?

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 17, 2019 - 3:47pm
Florida State University’s athletics department will be exempt from public-records laws, but university President John Thrasher said it will continue its policies in handling requests.
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Idea Lab: International Students

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 17, 2019 - 2:03pm
For decades, an ever-growing stream of international students came to the United States for college. Today, however, institutions must work much harder to recruit and enroll international students — what was once a steady pipeline is now threatened by several factors, such as tougher immigration policies and increased competition from other countries seeking to recruit foreign students. Purchase this collection for context and background around today's difficult times. 
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Apply to Our Fall Reporting Workshop, a 2-Day Boot Camp for Student Journalists

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 17, 2019 - 1:45pm
There's no better place than The Chronicle to learn the ins and outs of covering higher education. Our second nationwide Fall Reporting Workshop will be held October 17-18, 2019.
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Parkland Survivor and Former Turning Point Activist Says Harvard Pulled His Admission After Racist Speech Surfaced

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 17, 2019 - 12:22pm
The university said comments in 2017 by Kyle Kashuv, a survivor of the 2018 mass shooting, violated its policies on students’ moral character, according to documents he posted.
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He Went to College. His Childhood Friend Went to Prison. Now, They Co-Teach.

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 16, 2019 - 4:30pm
Marc Howard became a law professor to help free his friend. Now they’re teaching a class together
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