Higher Education News

How Community Colleges Can Help Push Students ‘Through the Finish Line’

Chronicle of Higher Education - 1 hour 11 min ago
Remedial classes, repeated courses, and course withdrawals signal trouble for many students. Yet for some, that pattern actually predicts greater success. The key is looking at the student profile as a whole, a new study suggests.
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How a George Washington U. Researcher Stumbled Across a Huge Government Secret

Chronicle of Higher Education - 1 hour 54 min ago
Seamus Hughes was reading Dragons Love Tacos when he realized he could prove the Justice Department had secretly charged the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
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What You Need to Know About the Proposed Title IX Regulations

Chronicle of Higher Education - 2 hours 15 min ago
The long-awaited draft rules would replace the Obama administration’s guidance, which had called for more aggressive enforcement of the 1972 law mandating gender equity among colleges that accept federal money.
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Who Else Will Get Sued Over Their Admissions Policies?

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2018 - 4:42pm
A lawsuit filed in California on Thursday seeks admissions and enrollment data from the University of California system.
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Instructors Spend ‘Emotional Labor’ in Diversity Courses, and Deserve Credit for It

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2018 - 4:23pm
For most faculty members, moderating heated discussions and hearing students’ personal tribulations are part of the job. That could be OK, a new paper says, if it were recognized and rewarded.
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Political Tensions With China Put Pressure on American Universities’ Research Commitments

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2018 - 2:13pm
Escalating rhetoric has forced colleges to walk a fine line between protecting national security and promoting ideals of openness.
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Lecturer Who Called Police on Student Wasn’t Biased but Needs Training, University Says

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2018 - 12:36pm
An investigation at the University of Texas at San Antonio cites escalating classroom tensions, poor judgment, and a missent email as factors in an incident seen in a viral video.
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Transitions: Alderson Broaddus U. Names President, U. of Texas Campus Appoints Inclusive-Excellence Chief

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2018 - 11:53am
Alderson Broaddus's new president has been interim chief for three years. Myron Anderson will be UT-San Antonio's first vice president for inclusive excellence.
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Dartmouth Allowed 3 Professors to Sexually Harass and Assault Students, Lawsuit Charges

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2018 - 6:01am
Current and former students say that the faculty members groped them, plied them with alcohol, and, in some cases, raped them, and that the college was slow to respond to their complaints.
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One Way to Help Students Confront Their Political Biases

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2018 - 9:23pm
Everyone tends to seek information that reinforces what they already think, says a political-science professor. Here’s how she demonstrates that in her course.
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Dispute Over ‘Lingerie’ Comment Persists, as Society Rejects Professor’s Appeal

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2018 - 5:13pm
The International Studies Association said a joke about stopping an elevator at the lingerie department had violated its code of conduct. The scholar said he planned a defamation lawsuit.
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Hate Crimes on Campuses Are Rising, New FBI Data Show

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2018 - 4:52pm
Attacks on African-Americans and Jews surged at some colleges in 2017.
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Hate Crimes on College Campuses Are Rising, New FBI Data Show

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2018 - 4:52pm
Attacks on African-Americans and Jews surged on some college campuses in 2017.
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A Fifth of Private Colleges Report First-Year Discount Rate of 60 Percent, Moody’s Says

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2018 - 4:27pm
The colleges are competing for a stagnant number of increasingly price-conscious high-school graduates, a survey finds.
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Higher Ed’s Spreading Problem: How Colleges Are Struggling With Campus Mold

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2018 - 3:07pm
Students have been evacuated from affected dormitories across the country as universities face a consequence of extreme weather and outdated buildings.
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Before Harvard, Asian-Americans Were Thrust Into U. of California’s Acrimonious Affirmative-Action Debate

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2018 - 1:38pm
Attacks on “academic whackos,” public floggings, and impugned motives have all been a part of the university’s tortured debate over whether race-conscious admissions disadvantage Asian applicants.
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Amazon’s New Headquarters Is Coming to Northern Virginia. Here’s How Local Colleges Helped Make That Happen.

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 13, 2018 - 6:55pm
A “highly educated labor pool” was among the tech giant’s top criteria, and universities say they will deliver the talent.
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U. of Texas at San Antonio Investigates After Students Say Lecturer Called Police on Black Classmate

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 13, 2018 - 5:32pm
The university is questioning a biology lecturer who allegedly called the campus police to remove a student from her classroom after the student rested her feet on a seat.
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Will Blockchain Revolutionize Scholarly Journal Publishing?

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 13, 2018 - 9:02am
A European start-up thinks the technology will bring a new era of speed, cost reduction, and transparency. Skeptics aren’t so sure and point to a history of failed would-be disruptors.
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Is the ‘Trump Effect’ Scaring Away Prospective International Students?

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 12, 2018 - 10:01pm
New data show a drop in enrollments from abroad. The president can’t take all — or even most — of the blame, but experts say his hostility to globalism could complicate colleges’ efforts to stanch the bleeding.
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