Higher Education News

After Pledge's Death, Fraternity Is Banned for 10 Years in Pennsylvania

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 8, 2018 - 12:28pm
The hazing incident involved a pledge in an Asian-American fraternity being brutally beaten in the Pocono Mountains.
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Is Civic Education Effective?

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 7, 2018 - 4:30pm
To find out, a program at Tufts monitors students’ voting rates.
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What Can the CEO of a $1.6-Billion Enrollment-Services Giant Tell Us About the Student Life Cycle?

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 7, 2018 - 4:30pm
David Felsenthal says predictive analytics reveal where to spend time and money to graduate as many students as possible.
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How Colleges Ignite Civic Engagement

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 7, 2018 - 4:30pm
Voter drives, community organizing, service learning, and new course offerings connect them with the world beyond the campus gates.
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Inmates Are Classmates in This Program

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 7, 2018 - 4:30pm
Pitzer College aims to broaden the worldview of students from the Claremont Colleges consortium as well as their prisoner classmates.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (1/12/2017)

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 7, 2018 - 4:25pm
Merodie A. Hancock will become president of Thomas Edison State University, and Daniel Alfonso was named vice president for facilities management at Nova Southeastern University.
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Recent Private Gifts to Higher Education (January 2018)

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
Many major gifts to colleges come from older alumni, but the Rochester Institute of Technology recently received a $50-million gift from a 2009 graduate.
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Lecturer’s Critique of Whiteness Crossed the Line Into Harassment, State Investigation Finds

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 7, 2018 - 11:49am
A Native American instructor at San Diego State University harassed and discriminated against a white student, in part by accusing her of trying to be a "white savior," a deputy attorney general concluded.
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Universities in Illinois Extend Tuition Freezes to Stem Enrollment Slides

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 5, 2018 - 4:43pm
The state’s two-year budget impasse continues to reverberate, even at its top-level campuses.
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U. of Illinois Extends Tuition Freeze to Stem Enrollment Slide

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 5, 2018 - 4:43pm
The state’s two-year budget impasse continues to reverberate, even at its top-level universities.
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A Grad Student Defended a Controversial Instructor. Now He Says He’s Being Silenced.

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 5, 2018 - 2:20pm
A Ph.D. candidate at UCLA spoke out on behalf of Keith Fink, a conservative professor whose case drew national attention last year.
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The Fight to Rebuild a Ravaged University

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 5, 2018 - 2:00pm
When Hurricane Maria plunged the University of Puerto Rico into gloom, professors and students had no choice but to bring back the light.
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How One College President Confronts 'The Biases of the Professoriate'

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 5, 2018 - 12:24pm
"We can't just rely on championing free speech as if its a free market," says Michael Roth, the president of Wesleyan College, who is himself an intellectual historian.
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Grand Canyon U. Will Again Try to Become a Nonprofit

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 5, 2018 - 9:41am
The college, which is owned by a for-profit company, wants to change its status after being rebuffed once by its accreditor in 2016. 
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A Yale Psychiatrist Evaluates the Mental Health of Trump — and the Nation

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 4, 2018 - 8:24pm
Bandy X. Lee says that America is in "a very poor state of public health" but that there are opportunities to "turn this around."
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How Sexual-Assault Accusations Against a Professor Brought Paranoia to His Campus

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 4, 2018 - 5:09pm
The case of Gopal Balakrishnan, who is accused of serial harassment, has divided faculty at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Where is the line between aggressive action and vigilante justice?
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Crippling Winter Storm Came at the Worst Possible Time for Conference-Going Academics

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 4, 2018 - 1:54pm
A vast “bomb cyclone” smacked the East Coast during several large academic conferences, disrupting travel plans and prompting calls for refunds.
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Alcohol’s Influence on Campus

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 4, 2018 - 1:19pm
It’s forbidden to underage students, but alcohol is a pervasive part of campus life. Here’s why the problem of student drinking is so difficult to resolve.
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Best Ideas for Teaching

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 4, 2018 - 1:16pm
Professors are trying new strategies to liven up their classrooms and help students master the material. Here are some of their innovative teaching ideas.
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Some Real Data on Fake News

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 4, 2018 - 1:04pm
Who clicked on all those phony news articles during the 2016 presidential election, and what does it means for the future of politics? Researchers begin to rummage through the ruins of a dumpster fire.
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