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Higher Ed's Biggest Moral Failure? And 4 other questions for U.C. Irvine's Chancellor

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 30, 2018 - 9:44am
"In the Hot Seat," a new series in which college administrators are asked a series of surprise questions, talks with Howard Gillman, chancellor of U.C. Irvine.
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Can a Huge Online College Solve California’s Work-Force Problems?

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 29, 2018 - 4:45pm
Jerry Brown thinks so. His dream project will give millions of the state’s working adults the opportunity to earn credentials and certificates. But is that what they want?
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Here’s How Some Universities Are Raising Their Research Profiles

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 29, 2018 - 4:30pm
Increasingly common strategies can increase income from federal grants, private contracts, and philanthropic donations.
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Is Climbing the Carnegie Research Rankings Worth the Price Tag?

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 29, 2018 - 4:30pm
So you want to join the elite ranks of Research 1 universities? Make sure that your aspirations match your institutional mission, and that you understand the long-term costs.
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Is Climbing the Research Rankings Worth the Price?

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 28, 2018 - 10:00pm
While you may gain prestige, grant money, and talented researchers, be prepared for high costs and steep competition – and make sure your goals align with your values.
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U. of Virginia Center Defends Hiring of Former Trump Official, Over Faculty Resistance

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 27, 2018 - 12:41pm
“This appointment is squarely in our core work of studying the presidency,” the chief executive of the university’s Miller Center said of Marc Short, the former director of legislative affairs for the White House.
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Georgia Tech’s Finance Chief Is Out After Campus Gave ‘Boat Load of Money’ to Company That Paid Him

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 27, 2018 - 12:04pm
A report about Steven G. Swant discovered conflicts of interest and misuse of campus resources.
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DeVos Plans to Ax Gainful-Employment Rule, Which Targeted For-Profit Colleges

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 27, 2018 - 10:14am
The Education Department aims to repeal the rule, dashing the expectations of consumer advocates who predicted that the regulation would be weakened, not scrapped.
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U. of Oklahoma Official Hired in Wake of Racist Fraternity Chant Says He Was Forced Out

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 26, 2018 - 7:11pm
Jabar Shumate, a former state lawmaker, says the university was becoming “a national model” for diversity. Instead, it ousted him in a “high-tech lynching” and might welcome the fraternity back.
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2 Museums Wanted to Spark Dialogue With Provocative Art. They’re Handling That Very Carefully.

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 26, 2018 - 6:06pm
At the Universities of Kansas and Texas at Austin, recent exhibitions show how colleges can craft educational experiences around difficult works.
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Transitions: U. of Maryland-Eastern Shore Names New President, Leaders of U. of Colorado and Nebraska Wesleyan U. Will Retire

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 26, 2018 - 4:04pm
Heidi M. Anderson will become president of University of Maryland-Eastern Shore in the fall. Two university chief executives plan to retire next year, after more than a decade.
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Republicans and Democrats Both Think Higher Ed’s on the Wrong Track — for Very Different Reasons

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 26, 2018 - 2:50pm
Sixty-one percent of Americans think higher education is going in the wrong direction, according to a new poll.
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UC-Irvine Chancellor on Sessions’ ‘Snowflakes’ Comment: ‘Calling Each Other Names’ Isn’t Productive

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 26, 2018 - 12:24pm
Howard A. Gillman, a noted First Amendment scholar on the University of California campus, also talks about the security costs associated with protests and visiting speakers as a big problem for colleges.
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Paul Quinn, Lauded for Its Work-College Model, Will Open a Second Campus

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 26, 2018 - 11:07am
The new location in Plano, Tex., is the first in a promised "national network of urban work colleges," says President Michael Sorrell.
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A Crowdsourced Tool Helps Princeton Students Learn the ‘Invisible Rules’ of College

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 26, 2018 - 8:47am
Principedia has information on about 200 courses: instruction, assignments, and other things students can consider when registering.
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Flat Cokes, Relay Running, and 500 Pages of Notes: A Professor Prepares to Break a Guinness World Record for Longest Lesson

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 25, 2018 - 5:26pm
Andrew Torget plans a 30-hour marathon at the University of North Texas on the history of Texas — all of it, “from cave people up until last week.”
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How a Rant Against Short Shorts Overturned the ‘Good Ol’ Turtle Boy Club’

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 25, 2018 - 5:01pm
A scientist chided young women who wear revealing clothing at scholarly conferences. Amid the backlash, the conversation pivoted to sex discrimination and women’s inclusion in academe.
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Temple U. Says Several Programs Submitted False Data to ‘U.S. News’

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 25, 2018 - 4:45pm
Multiple programs in the college’s business school — not just its online M.B.A. program — submitted inflated data to U.S. News and World Report.
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Proposed Changes in Borrower-Defense Rules Would Make It Tougher for Defrauded Students to Get Debt Relief

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 25, 2018 - 2:01pm
Under the proposal, unveiled on Wednesday by the U.S. Education Department, student-loan borrowers would find it more difficult to demonstrate that their college had defrauded them.
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The New Happiness Studies

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 25, 2018 - 11:55am
Psychology has dominated the field for decades. But a three-year, $5.1-million project showcases interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, empirical research, with an emphasis on philosophy and an openness toward religion.
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