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Athletic Director’s Path to Redemption Included an Inquiry About His Relationship With a Subordinate

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 28, 2018 - 6:04pm
The University of Maryland found no wrongdoing, but documents and interviews suggest that concerns about Damon Evans and a female coworker were widely held and upset the culture of the athletics department.
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Athletic Director's Path to Redemption Included Inquiry About Relationship With Subordinate

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 28, 2018 - 6:04pm
The University of Maryland found no wrongdoing, but documents and interviews suggest that concerns about Damon Evans and a female coworker were widely held and upset the culture of the athletics department.
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On Path to Redemption, Maryland’s New Athletic Director Faced Inquiry About His Relationship With a Subordinate

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 28, 2018 - 6:04pm
No wrongdoing was found, but documents and interviews suggest that concerns about Damon Evans and a female coworker were widely held and upset the culture of the department.
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Western Illinois Will Lay Off 24 Faculty Members, Including 7 With Tenure

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 28, 2018 - 4:59pm
The chair of the university’s Board of Trustees said more cuts may be in store.
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Transitions: North Central Michigan College Selects New Chief, Lesley University President Will Step Down

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 28, 2018 - 2:45pm
David Roland Finley, from Lake Superior State University, will lead North Central Michigan College. The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience recognized six young scientists.
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Want to Help Professors Become Better Teachers? Find Them a Mentor

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 28, 2018 - 2:00pm
Even seasoned faculty members can use a guide as they explore new ways of teaching in online and active-learning classrooms.
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White-Supremacist Propaganda on Campuses Rose 77% Last Year

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 28, 2018 - 12:54pm
The Anti-Defamation League found 292 instances of posters, fliers, and other material attacking blacks, Jews, Muslims, immigrants, LGBTQ people, and other minority groups.
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What Podcasts Can Teach Us About Teaching

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 28, 2018 - 9:06am
The best ones hook listeners by telling stories about people. Teaching can use the tools of storytelling to hook students, too.
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What Does Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Mean for Higher Education?

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 27, 2018 - 8:37pm
A Reagan appointee, Kennedy provided a moderate voice and sometimes sided with the court’s liberal arm, as in his surprising opinion in 2016 on the use of race in college admissions.
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What Does Justice Kennedy's Retirement Mean for Higher Education?

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 27, 2018 - 8:37pm
A Reagan appointee, Kennedy provided a moderate voice and sometimes sided with the court’s liberal arm, as in his surprising opinion in 2016 on the use of race in college admissions.
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Supreme Court’s Ruling Against Public Unions Leaves Murky Outlook for Academic Labor

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 27, 2018 - 7:19pm
A former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board says the effect of the decision on higher education depends, in part, on the appetite for “internecine warfare” on public-college campuses.
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Universities Are Hotbeds of Scholarship on Mass Incarceration. But Are They Doing Enough To Fix the Problem?

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
In the aftermath of Harvard’s controversial decision to reject an ex-inmate for a graduate program, Elizabeth Hinton is pushing the university to confront that question.
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Saint Louis U. Reaches for More Research

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 27, 2018 - 3:34pm
Fred P. Pestello, president of Saint Louis University, talks about the risks and rewards of investing in more research opportunities.
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In the Family-Separation Debate, Some Professors Say Their Role Is ‘Not to Not Respond’

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 27, 2018 - 2:23pm
As the national conversation about family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border continues, faculty members are grappling with how to incorporate the issue into their fall courses.
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Be Safe and Healthy: Tips for a Fun-Filled Summer

June is National Safety Month and, with the onset of summer, what better time for tips to help children stay safe and healthy.

Slips, trips, and falls
  1. Develop an action plan for injury prevention: According to the CDC each day about 8,000 children up to the age of 19—almost 2.8 million children each year—are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. Be mindful of where children play and help prevent unnecessary falls. Check out the CDC’s Injury Prevention and Control website, and see if a plan can be tailored to your specific needs and situations.
  2. Help children be safe on the playground: With the summer months can come an increased use of playgrounds. Check out the local playground—or backyard playground equipment—to ensure that it is safe for play.
  3. Promote an understanding of the need for sports safety. The CDC advises that children wear protective gear during sports and recreation. Remind children that no one wants to intentionally get hurt and wearing proper protective gear can decrease the risk of injury.

Know the surroundings
  1. Ensure children know their address and their way home: With summer can come an increased number of activities, including going to different events and locations. If children go to the park, the community center, the local pool, or their friends’ homes, for example, make sure they know their way in both directions.
  2. Make sure children know 9-1-1: Even in familiar surroundings an emergency can arise. Let children know what situations warrant 911 calls. Practice with younger children on learning the numbers buttons on a landline and cell phone, and what they need to do differently on the cell than home phone.
Medicines and potential food allergens
  1. Help children realize the need for medicine safety: Although one can have a more relaxed schedule in the summer, remember to remain vigilant in ensuring children know about medicines and safety. Help children understand why they should only take medicine intended for them, with differences in age and weight between kids and grown-ups, for example, being one of numerous factors.
  2. Remind older children of the dangers of drug misuse: The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports a softening of attitudes among 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders regarding perceived harm of non-medical use of prescription medications. Reading online about how misuse of prescription drugs can affect the brains of teens and providing students with the facts about drugs may help older children understand the biopsychological underpinnings for refraining from prescription drug misuse.
  3. Be aware of food allergens: Let children know that, while summer may offer more time to try new things, including new foods, they should check with an adult first because some foods may cause an allergic response in certain children. Problem foods for children can include eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and gluten. The allergic reaction may be mild. In rare cases it can cause a severe reaction called anaphylaxis.
Sun and water safety
  1. Provide protection from the sun: Make sure children are equipped with sun screen, hat, sunglasses and clothing that provide adequate protection against the harmful effects of the sun.
  2. Make sure children drink lots of water.  Water is necessary to keep hydrated.
  3. Reinforce water safety: Introduce the process of learning to swim. Consider signing children up for swimming lessons, and let them know about various aspects of water safety.

One more tip for summer: Keep reading and avoid the summer slide! These are just a few ideas to help children have a fun-filled summer, and be safe all year- round.

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In Upholding Trump’s Travel Ban, Supreme Court Ratifies Worldview That Worries Colleges

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 26, 2018 - 7:55pm
The president may restrict travel from certain countries, the justices said. Higher ed has mobilized against that unwelcoming signal to the world, but many foreign students have already factored it into their choices. “The damage is done,” said one expert.
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When Professors Stir Outrage, What's a University to Do?

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 26, 2018 - 6:15pm
Campus lawyers debated the question on Tuesday during the annual conference of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.
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How a Student Used Title IX to Force Her College to Change Its Response to Cases of Sexual Assault

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 26, 2018 - 4:22pm
In a closely watched case, the Department of Education has found that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill violated the federal law in its handling of five complaints.
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A College Considers Taking the ‘Liberal’ Out of ‘Liberal Education’

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 26, 2018 - 3:20pm
A proposal to strike the word from the governing laws of the University of Colorado Board of Regents points to unease and confusion surrounding the term in higher education.
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Should Colleges Take the ‘Liberal’ Out of ‘Liberal Education’?

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 26, 2018 - 3:20pm
A proposal to strike the word from the governing laws of the University of Colorado Board of Regents points to unease and confusion surrounding the term in higher education.
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