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Dept. Names More Than 550 Colleges It Has Put Under Extra Financial Scrutiny

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 30, 2015 - 10:01pm

"Heightened cash monitoring" requires institutions to pay federal loans and grants out to students before being reimbursed by the Education Department.

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Reversing a Chief’s Dismissal, as Mississippi May, Is a Delicate Matter

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 30, 2015 - 2:57am

If Daniel W. Jones gets his job back as the University of Mississippi's chancellor, he and the board could be in a difficult position.

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Median Salaries of Higher-Education Professionals, 2014-15

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 30, 2015 - 2:57am

The median base salaries of professional staff members on college campuses rose by 2.2 percent.

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The Week

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 29, 2015 - 10:01pm

What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Furniture Maker and President Develops Raw Ideas Into Results, and Other News About People

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 29, 2015 - 10:01pm

Rosanne Somerson, who leads the Rhode Island School of Design, is also the creator of a line of furniture for the dorms.

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Disparities in New Aid for Athletes Could Alter Dynamics of Recruiting

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 29, 2015 - 10:01pm

As colleges prepare to cover players’ full cost of attendance, some wealthy institutions are hampered by what they can spend.

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Sewanee Taps New Dean of Students; Stanford Gets New Endowment Manager

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 29, 2015 - 10:01pm

W. Marichal Gentry, the new dean, is associate vice president for student life at Yale University.

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Selected New Books on Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 29, 2015 - 10:01pm

Among the latest books are guides to handling the job of being a provost or a department chair.

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New Proving Ground for the Presidency: Student Affairs

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 29, 2015 - 10:01pm

Want someone in the top job who can handle a crisis and focus on public relations? Look no further.

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How Sweet Briar's Board Decided to Close the College

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 28, 2015 - 2:55am

Summoned to a meeting in Washington, D.C., the college’s board members looked at the numbers. And they realized there wasn’t a choice.

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Mississippi Meets the Pitfalls of Running a Medical Center and a University

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 27, 2015 - 2:59am

Managing such vast enterprises can present hidden challenges. The controversial ouster of popular chancellor at the University of Mississippi highlights some of them.

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Should College Administrators Yak Back?

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 27, 2015 - 2:57am

A recent controversy about posts on Yik Yak at a student-affairs conference raises questions about who on campus is using the anonymous app, and for what.

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For UVa, a Year of Sorrow, Anger, and Exhaustion

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 27, 2015 - 2:55am

Campus safety. Sexual assault. Race relations. The university can’t seem to avoid any issue roiling higher education.

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Many Teach Grants Turn Into Loans; Report Asks Department to Find Out Why

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 27, 2015 - 2:55am

The program offers loan forgiveness to prospective teachers who meet certain criteria after graduation. For more than a third of grantees so far, says a new report, that hasn’t worked out.

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The Chronicle Wins a Series of Honors From Education Writers Association

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 27, 2015 - 2:55am

The association’s National Awards for Education Reporting recognized several major projects published in 2014, including one that won first prize in investigative reporting.

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Why Colleges Don’t Do More to Rein In Frats

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 27, 2015 - 2:55am

Fraternity houses often feel like no-accountability zones for many reasons. But most of them come back to simple matters of cost and liability.

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Student-Loan Default Rates Are Easily Gamed. Here's a Better Measure.

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 26, 2015 - 2:55am

A disconnect between repayment, completion, and default exposes a significant flaw in the government’s key metric for colleges' financial accountability.

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Video: 'The Athletic Machine Is in Charge of the University'

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 26, 2015 - 2:55am

Mary C. Willingham spoke with The Chronicle about how Chapel Hill's academic scandal highlighted larger problems in big-time college sports.

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Tenure Lawsuit Challenges Privacy of Student Evaluations

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 26, 2015 - 2:55am

A theater professor fired by Pomona College accuses it of denying her access to students’ reviews of her teaching to hide its own discrimination.

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