Higher Education News

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been evacuated from affected dormitories across the country as universities face a consequence of extreme weather and outdated buildings.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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Colleges Can Recover From Racial Crisis by Taking a Lesson From Mizzou

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 12, 2018 - 10:01pm
The university’s 2015 protests drew national attention. A new report details what leaders of the flagship campus and the University of Missouri system have done to further healing and forestall renewed protests.
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Colleges Are Taking Adult Students’ Needs More Seriously. What’s the Next Step?

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 12, 2018 - 5:35pm
There’s plenty more room for improvement, but here’s one idea: making it easier for students who owe money to their old colleges to get transcripts and credit for their work.
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This University Proposed Cutting 13 Mostly Liberal-Arts Programs. It Saved 7.

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 12, 2018 - 5:02pm
The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point has proposed dropping six humanities degrees as a part of its restructuring plan to offer more career-focused majors.
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Northern Michigan U. Compensates 4 Who Were Threatened With Punishment for Speaking of Suicide

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 12, 2018 - 4:28pm
The institution has agreed to pay a total of $173,500 to the current and former students.
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Here Comes ‘The Journal of Controversial Ideas.’ Cue the Outcry.

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 12, 2018 - 4:23pm
Scholars concerned about repercussions from their work will have a new outlet.
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How Colleges Are Helping International Students Land Jobs After Graduation

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 12, 2018 - 11:14am
Public institutions rely on tuition from international students. So what role should the colleges play in meeting their international students’ demands after graduation? Here are strategies from two public colleges.
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How the Modern Economy Pits Workers Against Each Other

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 11, 2018 - 4:30pm
Employers, crying of a skills gap, are using college degrees as a sorting mechanism, says the author of a new book about the unforgiving labor market.
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Meet the New Mega-University

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 11, 2018 - 4:30pm
Fast-growing Southern New Hampshire U. represents a new breed of nonprofit institution driven by scale. Could it transform higher education?
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A Star Professor, Removed From Endowed Chair for Harassment, Accuses Yale of ‘Pandering’ to #MeToo Activists

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 10, 2018 - 12:22pm
Michael Simons, a cardiologist, does not dispute that he "pursued by email" a postdoctoral researcher in his school. But he says he’s been punished enough for an incident that occurred years ago.
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A Professor Accused of Sexual Harassment Faces Novel Penalty: Prospective Students May Read All About It

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 9, 2018 - 5:08pm
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Law is considering offering them a summary of an investigative report on his behavior.
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As Sonoma State Recovers From a Wildfire, Another California Fire Begins

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 9, 2018 - 2:55pm
As other campuses are threatened by the latest fires, Sonoma State officials describe their efforts to support students and employees who lost everything last year.
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The Hottest New Place for University Satellite Campuses: Los Angeles

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 9, 2018 - 1:51pm
New York University will join Arizona State University and others in offering internships and courses on the West Coast.
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How a Department Took On the Next Frontier in the #MeToo Movement

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 9, 2018 - 12:30pm
It’s one thing to crack down on overt harassment, but dealing with subtle sexism is a different story. One grad student pushed her professors to try.
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Ole Miss’s Chancellor Will Step Down More Than a Year Before His Contract Expires

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 9, 2018 - 11:32am
Jeffrey S. Vitter gave no explanation for his departure. But rumors that his contract would not be renewed had circulated since May.
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