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Faculty Members at One More University Push Back at Online Programs

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2017 - 3:08pm
Professors at Eastern Michigan University are the latest to question whether the quality of online instruction matches what happens in the classroom.
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Investigation Finds Napolitano’s Aides Interfered in State Audit of U. of California

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2017 - 2:59pm
But the inquiry found insufficent evidence to conclude that the system’s president had been aware of the efforts to play down criticism of her office.
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How a Defense Dept. Program Equips Campus Police Forces

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2017 - 2:39pm
Nearly 100 campus police agencies maintain surplus military gear through a federal program. It’s a money-saver for colleges, but does the show of force discourage free speech on campus?
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After Chronicle Investigation, Ashford Suspends Enrollment of GI Bill Students

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2017 - 11:52am
The for-profit university announced the decision days after the federal government said it was out of compliance with eligibility standards.
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The Harvey Weinstein of Colorado College

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2017 - 7:24pm
An archivist uncovers the forgotten story of the women who spoke out against a college president who was ousted a century ago as a serial sexual harasser.
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Controversial Nominee for Federal Bench Wrote About Ghosts at U. of Alabama

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2017 - 5:18pm
Brett Talley, an alumnus whose nomination has generated controversy, has practiced in another realm as well: supernatural scholarship.
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Accreditor Apologizes for Suggestion That UNC Might Be Investigated Again

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2017 - 4:15pm
A newspaper reported that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools was planning to look into conflicting statements by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A top official at the agency later told the university she was “sorry for any anxiety the article caused.”
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Texas State U. Is the Latest Campus to Suspend Greek Life After a Fraternity Death

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2017 - 3:46pm
The university will conduct a review of fraternity and sorority life on its campus before determining what the chapters must do to be reinstated.
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Are Academics ‘Asleep at the Wheel’? Op-Ed on Tech’s Influence Draws Scholars’ Fire

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2017 - 3:28pm
An essay in The New York Times argued that professors should “scrutinize the big tech firms rather than stand by, waiting to be hired.” Some faculty members fired back.
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Student-Loan Borrowers Await Debt Relief on Nearly 100,000 Claims That They Were Defrauded

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2017 - 3:19pm
A top Education Department official said on Tuesday that the agency would begin processing the backlog of 95,000 claims “very soon.”
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The Scholars Behind the Quest for Reparations

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2017 - 3:15pm
They are propelling a reckoning with slavery’s legacy on campuses, in cities, at companies. What Hilary Beckles is doing represents the next step. It’s the marshaling of scholarship for a political aim: payback.
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Scholars of Slavery Force a Public Reckoning

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2017 - 3:15pm
Historians are asking new questions as America confronts its past. Download this booklet to read about their work, the conversations they’ve started, and what’s next in the movement for reparations.
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Dozens of Spelman Professors Support Student Campaign That Has Named Harassers

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2017 - 9:59am
The #WeKnowWhatYouDid movement has drawn attention and criticism for publicly naming students and others, and accusing them of rape.
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Sexual Harassment and Assault in Higher Ed: What’s Happened Since Weinstein

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 13, 2017 - 7:11pm
Revelations about the film producer’s apparent pattern of sexual misconduct are just a month old, but the reverberations have been deeply felt. Here is how they have touched academe.
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Do Parents Fuel Binge Drinking in College?

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 13, 2017 - 4:22pm
Florida State University’s president, who banned Greek activities after a student’s death, says parents told him he’d “ruined” their children’s cultural lives.
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Use the Wrong Conference Hashtag, and You May Get a New Favorite Band

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 13, 2017 - 12:16pm
The American Historical Association has taken pains to ensure it is not confused with a-ha, a Norwegian rock band.
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International-Student Enrollment Is Slowing — and It Isn’t All Donald Trump’s Fault

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 12, 2017 - 10:01pm
A new report shows a drop in new enrollments from abroad, ending an era of unprecedented growth.
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How One College Decided to Invest More Responsibly

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 12, 2017 - 4:30pm
Pitzer built a fossil-fuels-free index fund and "analyzed it seven ways till Sunday," says the chair of the investment committee. He thinks it may interest other colleges.
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A College Weighs Its Priorities Before Making Cuts

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 12, 2017 - 4:30pm
Morningside College eased the pain by bringing faculty members aboard to evaluate and rank programs ahead of $2.7 million in spending reductions.
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Easing the Pain of Program Closings

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 12, 2017 - 4:30pm
It’s a dreaded but familiar exercise at colleges when budgets are tight and enrollment pools shrinking. There are ways, though, to minimize the distress for both faculty members and students.
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