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Student Occupation, Coming to a Campus Near You

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 16, 2018 - 4:10pm
From Howard to NYU, lately students are shutting down offices and sleeping in hallways with few consequences from administrators.
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It Matters a Lot Who Teaches Introductory Courses. Here's Why.

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 14, 2018 - 10:01pm
The first professor whom students encounter in a discipline, evidence suggests, plays a big role in whether they continue in it.
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Nassar Victim Says Michigan State’s Interim President Pressured Her to Accept a Cash Payoff

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 13, 2018 - 5:12pm
The president, John Engler, denies the claim, made in a Friday board meeting. But the episode could bring even more scrutiny upon Engler, who has made several public missteps since his appointment, in January.
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A Victim of Larry Nassar Says Michigan State’s Interim President Pressured Her to Accept a Cash Payoff

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 13, 2018 - 5:12pm
The president, John Engler, denies the claim, made in a Friday board meeting. But the episode could bring even more scrutiny upon Engler, who has made several public missteps since his appointment in January.
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Facebook Says It Will Help Academics Use Its Data. Here’s How That’s Supposed to Work.

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 13, 2018 - 4:58pm
Two professors propose a model for industry-academic partnerships that will allow scholars to explore a question: What impact has social media had on democracy?
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College Consultants’ Client Information Was Exposed on Web Servers

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 13, 2018 - 4:58pm
Names, email addresses, phone numbers, and other data belonging to consultants who used CollegePlannerPro from 2015 to 2017 were freely available to anyone on servers used by the software company.
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How Colleges Can Cultivate Students’ Sense of Belonging

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 13, 2018 - 3:00pm
Feeling a connection to their college has been linked to students’ persistence, and even their well-being.
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Starter Kit: New to the Faculty

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 13, 2018 - 1:29pm
Are you an assistant professor new to the job? A department chair who wants to help freshmen on the faculty in their dizzying first year? Chronicle editors have compiled a collection of essays, by experienced professors, with advice for new faculty members. Buy your copy in the Chronicle store.
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Hobart and William Smith President Resigns Following Plagiarism Allegations

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 13, 2018 - 12:18pm
Gregory J. Vincent quit just weeks after The Chronicle first reported that he had appeared to plagiarize parts of his dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania. 
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How Are Black Colleges Doing? Better Than You Think, Study Finds

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 13, 2018 - 12:11pm
New research finds that black students are more likely to graduate within six years at historically black colleges than at predominantly white ones.
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Southern Illinois Shelves Plan to Transfer $5 Million From Flagship to Other Campus

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 13, 2018 - 11:30am
The Edwardsville campus, which is growing, lost its shot for now at an additional $5.1 million in state funds. But Carbondale’s internal discord hasn’t inspired confidence.
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Can Closing a Humanities College Save A University?

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 13, 2018 - 9:05am
Facing a budget squeeze, the U. of Central Missouri fast-tracks a vote on folding several departments into existing colleges. Faculty worry that the academic mission will suffer.
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Can Closing a Humanities College Save a University?

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 13, 2018 - 9:05am
Facing a budget squeeze, the U. of Central Missouri fast-tracks a vote on folding several departments into existing colleges. Faculty worry that the academic mission will suffer.
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Transitions

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 13, 2018 - 2:25am
James W. Dean Jr. will lead the University of New Hampshire; Benjamin Akande became director of the Africa initiative at Washington University in St. Louis
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The 5 Types of Professors: Which One Are You?

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 12, 2018 - 10:01pm
A study classifies faculty members based on the time they devote to research, teaching, and service.
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Seething Racial Tensions Prompt Sit-In at Texas State U. Student Center

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 12, 2018 - 8:03pm
Threats and leafleting by white supremacists, a controversial opinion piece in the student newspaper, and a student-government standoff have fueled a year of unrest.
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In Wake of Sit-In, Howard Faculty Members Vote No Confidence in President

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 12, 2018 - 3:21pm
About 60 percent of the university’s voting faculty members declared they had no confidence in the leadership of Wayne A.I. Frederick. Last week student protesters concluded an eight-day sit-in at the campus’s main administration building.
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No, Students Probably Aren’t Blowing Their Student Loans on Bitcoin

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 12, 2018 - 12:34pm
A new study purports that many students are using loan money to invest in cryptocurrency. At least one expert is skeptical.
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No, Students Probably Aren't Blowing Their Student Loans on Bitcoin

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 12, 2018 - 12:34pm
A new study purports that many students are using loan money to invest in cryptocurrency. At least one expert is skeptical.
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One Way to Fight Digital Distraction

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 12, 2018 - 8:34am
Why some professors encourage students to practice contemplation.
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