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Columbia U. Suspends Wrestling Team Over Offensive Texts

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2016 - 2:55am
The university put the season on hold while it investigates racist, sexist, and homophobic messages that it called "appalling."
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Learning From Failure in Student-Success Programs

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2016 - 2:55am
Three colleges explain what went wrong and how they changed course.
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Awaiting Trump, Scientists Are Caught Between Hope and Fear

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2016 - 2:55am
The president-elect has alarmed researchers from abroad and, at times, rejected the scientific consensus on climate change and on vaccines. But he has also offered support for the federal role in funding research.
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Villanova Asks Professors to Discuss Postelection Tensions in Class

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2016 - 2:55am
Amid a spate of racially charged and hate-motivated incidents on campuses since last week, the university stands out for urging its faculty to allow students to speak up.
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Conservative Students at Michigan Condemn President's Post-Election Rhetoric

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2016 - 2:54pm
More than 300 students have signed a petition about comments by the university's leader, and one wrote that she had experienced more verbal assaults and insults.
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Cornell U. Names U. of Michigan Provost as Its Next President

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2016 - 10:37am
Martha E. Pollack, who is also executive vice president for academic affairs at Michigan, will take office at Cornell in April 2017.
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U. of Virginia Students and Faculty Ask President to Stop Quoting Jefferson

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2016 - 9:21am
Their letter, which drew nearly 500 signatures, said that Thomas Jefferson's legacy as a slaveowner "undermined" the message of unity their president intended.
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Yes, You’re Right, Colleges Are Liberal Bubbles. Here’s the Data.

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2016 - 2:56am
In 49 counties that are home to public flagship universities, only eight favored Donald J. Trump over Hillary Clinton, according to a Chronicle analysis of voting data.
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Lawyers Seek Delay in Trial of Lawsuit Alleging Fraud by Trump U.

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2016 - 2:49am
A trial in the case, one of several against the former real-estate training venture, is scheduled to begin this month in San Diego.
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The Foolproof Recruiting Tool

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 13, 2016 - 4:30pm
Why endowed chairs often succeed in luring faculty talent
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‘It’s Easier to Kludge It’

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 13, 2016 - 4:00pm
A University of California professor who just wrote a book about public higher education in shambles talks about restoring support, kludging administrators, and California noir.
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New Insights on What Psychologically Rattles Graduate Students

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 12, 2016 - 11:45am
Groundbreaking research links anxiety and depression to discrimination or financial woes among the students. Fields that are highly competitive or that subjectively measure performance may breed distress.
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Racist Messages Target Black Students at U. of Pennsylvania

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 11, 2016 - 3:19pm
The students were added to GroupMe accounts filled with racist imagery and messages that included an invitation to a lynching.
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Baylor Faces Rising Calls for Transparency in Sexual-Assault Scandal

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 11, 2016 - 12:27pm
Alumni and donors are accusing university leaders of being too secretive, as controversy lingers over the firing of the football coach.
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With Trump’s Rise, Undocumented Students Fear for Their Futures

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 11, 2016 - 10:00am
The president-elect has pledged to reverse the Obama administration’s actions on immigration. Students who benefited from those protections suddenly find themselves living in a much scarier world.
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A Humbling of Higher Ed

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 11, 2016 - 2:55am
The president-elect's resonant skewering of elites, political correctness, and immigration policy resonate with the country’s long-standing skepticism of academe.
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Regulatory Relief Under Trump Could Favor Both For-Profit and Traditional Colleges

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 11, 2016 - 2:55am
Policy experts expect the new administration to limit or end some of the most onerous rules from the Obama era, including those governing proprietary colleges.
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