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What Colleges Can Do When the Internet Outrage Machine Comes to Campus

June 26, 2017 - 8:21pm
Trinity College, in Connecticut, had no warning that it would become a focus for threats last week. But it had a plan for quickly convening campus officials to assess and respond to the situation.
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Trinity Professor Whose Comments Drew Threats Is Put on Leave

June 26, 2017 - 7:35pm
The Connecticut college’s president, Joanne Berger-Sweeney, wrote that “a leave is in the best interest” of both the institution and the faculty member.
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College Lawyers Say Title IX Process Must Be Fair to Both Parties

June 26, 2017 - 4:26pm
In sexual-assault cases, treating the accused and the accuser equally is a delicate balancing act for colleges, panelists say.
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Backers of an Audit Model for Judging Education Quality Invite Feedback

June 26, 2017 - 2:45pm
A 22-page outline of quality-assurance standards, devised by an ad hoc group of educators and policy makers, offers a new way of evaluating higher-education institutions.
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Supreme Court Will Review Travel Ban, but Allows It to Take Partial Effect in Meantime

June 26, 2017 - 12:01pm
Because the justices will not hear the case until the autumn, parts of the controversial policy — struck down by lower courts — will be in effect for months, with implications for colleges.
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U. of Delaware Will Not Rehire Adjunct Who Criticized Otto Warmbier

June 26, 2017 - 10:12am
“Is it wrong of me to think,” the faculty member had written online of the student who died after being imprisoned by North Korea for 17 months, that he “got exactly what he deserved?”
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Many So-Called Innovators Don’t Understand the Community They Need to Serve

June 26, 2017 - 8:56am
Students today are older, poorer, and more ethnically diverse than ever, but Heather Hiles, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, says few investors and entrepreneurs acknowledge that reality.
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In the Time of Trump, Colleges Start to ‘Make Title IX Our Own’

June 25, 2017 - 6:01pm
After the president’s election, speculation abounded that colleges might scale back their efforts to combat sexual violence. Instead, many Title IX coordinators are trying to chart a new path forward.
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U. of Delaware Condemns Adjunct's Posts That Said Otto Warmbier 'Got Exactly What He Deserved'

June 24, 2017 - 5:25pm
The professor, Katherine A. Dettwyler, wrote Facebook posts comparing the University of Virginia student, who died after being held captive for 17 months, to "a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males who come into my classes."
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U. of Delaware Condemns Adjunct Who Said Otto Warmbier 'Got Exactly What He Deserved'

June 24, 2017 - 5:25pm
The professor, Katherine A. Dettwyler, wrote Facebook posts comparing the University of Virginia student, who died after being held captive for 17 months, to "a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males who come into my classes."
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Jury Convicts 3rd Former Vanderbilt U. Athlete in 2013 Gang Rape

June 23, 2017 - 6:38pm
Two members of the university's football team are already serving long prison terms for their roles in the attack, and their video of the incident helped convict them.
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As a Free-Speech Bill Advances in Wisconsin, Some Fear a Chilling Effect

June 23, 2017 - 6:37pm
Under a bill passed by Wisconsin’s Assembly, students could be suspended for disrupting a campus speaker. Proponents say the bill would protect free speech, while critics say it, in fact, would do the opposite.
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Judge Declares Another Mistrial in Fatal Shooting by U. of Cincinnati Officer

June 23, 2017 - 1:55pm
Jurors deadlocked for the second time in less than a year in the case of the death of an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in 2015.
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Diversity on a Small Scale

June 23, 2017 - 1:45pm
Sean M. Decatur, president of Kenyon College, stopped by The Chronicle's offices recently to discuss how his institution is working to reach more low-income students.
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What Would the Repeal of Higher Ed’s Foundational Law Mean for Colleges?

June 23, 2017 - 12:05pm
Betsy DeVos has suggested a wholesale rethinking of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and a key senator has supported such a move in the past. A repeal would face steep odds, but also presents an opportunity.
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U. of Missouri Rescinds Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree, Joining Over 20 Colleges

June 23, 2017 - 11:15am
The university system decided to revoke the degree nearly two years after many other colleges did the same thing.
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Signal Boost: How Conservative Media Outlets Turn Faculty Viewpoints Into National News

June 22, 2017 - 8:40pm
Three professors made provocative statements about race and politics. Then the outrage machine went to work.
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Professors’ Growing Risk: Harassment for Things They Never Really Said

June 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
College faculty members are facing not just online backlash, but threats of violence, as a result of how conservative media outlets characterize their views.
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Elsevier Wins $15 Million in Copyright Suit Against Piracy Sites

June 22, 2017 - 4:21pm
The science-publishing giant brought the suit against Sci-Hub and other websites that provide free, pirated access to copyright-protected articles. Whether anything will change is uncertain.
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Colleges Face More Pressure on Student Outcomes, but Success Isn’t Always Easy to Measure

June 22, 2017 - 3:50pm
Federal data don’t paint a pretty picture of some two-year colleges. Are they really failing?
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