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How a 20-Page Letter Changed the Way Higher Education Handles Sexual Assault

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 8, 2017 - 2:55am
The Obama administration’s influential "Dear Colleague" letter on sexual assault reflected a desire to make assault-prevention a national issue. Here’s how that document was born.
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Fear and Loathing in the Campaign’s Wake

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 8, 2017 - 2:55am
How a polarizing election, a free-speech fight, and a real-life internet troll made the U. of Washington turn on itself.
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DeVos, Whose Nomination Brought Historic Controversy, Confirmed as Education Secretary

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 7, 2017 - 10:28am
After a contentious confirmation process, Betsy DeVos finally received Senate approval to serve as education secretary in the Trump administration.
Categories: Higher Education News

U. of Alaska President Gets Second Vote of No Confidence

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 7, 2017 - 10:19am
Amid a budget downturn, Jim Johnsen has angered faculty members who say they have been left out of decisions about consolidating system resources.
Categories: Higher Education News

In Courses on Dystopian Literature, Everybody Wants to Talk About Trump

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 7, 2017 - 2:55am
The new president and the era of "alternative facts" have started to creep into English-literature classes across the nation.
Categories: Higher Education News

Colleges Get Unusually Large Share of Biggest Donors' Contributions

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 6, 2017 - 10:01pm
Nearly half of giving by the country's most generous philanthropists went to higher education, with $1 of every $5 benefiting elite universities with multibillion-dollar endowments.
Categories: Higher Education News

Decline in Giving by Individuals Last Year Kept College Fund Raising Flat

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 6, 2017 - 10:01pm
American universities raised $41 billion, barely more than the previous year. Harvard led the way with nearly $1.2 billion.
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Heading to the South by Southwest Edu Conference Next Month?

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 6, 2017 - 2:07pm
Join editors and reporters from The Chronicle of Higher Education at a three-part morning of programming on Thursday, March 9. 
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Former UVa Dean Is Named Sweet Briar's First Permanent President Since It Nearly Closed

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 6, 2017 - 1:07pm
Meredith Woo will lead the women's college, which almost shut down in 2015, starting this spring.
Categories: Higher Education News

3 Professors Are Fasting to Protest Their University's 'Silence' on the Travel Ban

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 6, 2017 - 12:11pm
A court's recent suspension of the ban, affecting citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries, makes the Clemson University protest all the more important, the professors say.
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State Spending on Higher Ed Continues Upward Trend

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 6, 2017 - 2:55am
After plummeting in 2012, state spending on higher education has ticked upward for the fourth consecutive year.
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Agriculture Dept. Removes Animal-Welfare Data From Website

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 6, 2017 - 2:55am
The agency will no longer post "inspection reports, regulatory correspondence, research-facility annual reports, and enforcement records" for 7,800 facilities, including more than a thousand labs run by universities and the government.
Categories: Higher Education News

Universities Spoke Up in Case That Led to Ruling Halting Trump’s Travel Ban

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 5, 2017 - 8:07pm
The University of Washington, Washington State University, and the community and technical colleges of Washington all submitted statements to the court about how the ban was affecting them.
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Reunions and Sighs of Relief as Some Stranded Students Return to U.S.

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 5, 2017 - 8:07pm
A court ruling on Friday opened a window for some who had been caught off-guard by President Trump’s travel ban.
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4 Parent-Education Programs and Their Lessons for Colleges

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 5, 2017 - 4:31pm
Don’t lecture to parents, and offer them scholarships as attendance incentives.
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Battle-Hardened Climate Scientist Braces for Trump Era

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 5, 2017 - 4:31pm
Michael Mann has been fighting climate-change deniers since the late 1990s. Now he’s telling his fellow scientists to warm up for a new round of attacks.
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College 101 for Parents

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 5, 2017 - 4:31pm
Helping moms and dads help their first-generation students succeed.
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No Apologies, No Regrets

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 5, 2017 - 4:31pm
He’s been battling climate-change deniers since the late 1990s. Now he’s telling his fellow scientists to warm up for a new round of attacks.
Categories: Higher Education News

To Help Latinas Get to College, Strengthen the Mother-Daughter Bond

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 5, 2017 - 4:31pm
For Con Mi Madre, a college-prep group in Texas, the "parent cannot be secondary."
Categories: Higher Education News

Judge Temporarily Blocks Enforcement of Trump's Travel Ban

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 4, 2017 - 12:01pm
Government agencies said they would obey the ruling, by a federal judge in Seattle, for now. But the White House said it would seek an emergency stay of the ruling “at the earliest possible time.”
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