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In the DeVos Era, New Higher-Ed Policy Could Come From the Senate

10 hours 6 min ago
The U.S. Senate education committee has been able to work together on bipartisan legislation in the past. But will early disputes jeopardize lawmakers’ ability to come to the table?
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As May 1 Nears, N.Y.’s Free-Tuition Plan Sows Confusion About What Private Colleges Can Offer

10 hours 7 min ago
And even at public institutions, officials worry about whether there will be enough space, not to mention money.
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Students Oppose Pomona College's Hiring of Alice Goffman as a Visiting Scholar

10 hours 20 min ago
In an open letter, protesters question the process behind the controversial ethnographer's hiring and demand that the hire be rescinded. The college defends its process as rigorous.
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‘I Don’t Want to Back Down’

April 23, 2017 - 4:36pm
A self-described liberal, Zachary Wood wants to ensure that conservative scholars and views are heard at Williams College. His classmates don’t always agree.
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Awards and Fellowships (4/28/2017)

April 23, 2017 - 4:35pm
Academics were among the winners of the PEN America Literary Awards and the Pulitzer Prizes. Fellowships were awarded to academics doing research on education and public engagement.
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A Strategy to Transcend Gender Inequities

April 23, 2017 - 4:32pm
Women in science and engineering may overcome some of the barriers they find in the United States by being more involved in international collaborations, a new book says.
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Getting Minority Ph.D. Students to the Finish Line

April 23, 2017 - 4:30pm
Formal mentoring programs like those at two universities in Iowa aim to diversify the professoriate, especially in the sciences and mathematics.
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What I'm Reading: ‘The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge’

April 23, 2017 - 4:30pm
In a republished essay from 1939, a president finds persuasive arguments in support of the liberal arts.
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Mentoring the Mentors

April 23, 2017 - 4:30pm
What’s the difference between an adviser and a mentor? Iowa State University has stepped up its training for professors who give students more than just advice.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (4/28/2017)

April 23, 2017 - 4:30pm
New education deans were appointed at Austin Peay State and Quinnipiac Universities.
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Selected New Books on Higher Education (April 2017)

April 23, 2017 - 4:23pm
Among the new books is a collection of autobiographical essays by 13 Native American undergraduates and graduates of Dartmouth College.
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No Dampening Their Commitment to Science

April 22, 2017 - 3:02pm
Signs and crowds for the March for Science show concern for respecting facts and research.
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Resident Advisers Gain the Right to Unionize

April 21, 2017 - 7:17pm
A regional officer of the National Labor Relations Board ruled in a George Washington University case that the undergraduate advisers are employees with collective-bargaining rights.
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NLRB Clears the Way for Resident Advisers to Unionize

April 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
In an unprecedented decision, the National Labor Relations Board has held that undergraduate resident advisers are eligible to unionize, in a case involving George Washington University.
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Obama to Deliver First Speech as Ex-President at U. of Chicago

April 21, 2017 - 10:53am
The subject will have to do with civic engagement and community organizing, his office said.
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From Alaska to Georgia, Why 6 Scientists Will March on Washington

April 21, 2017 - 2:55am
Thousands of scientists and their supporters from across the country will take part this weekend in the March for Science. Here are the stories of six of them.
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2 Illinois Professors Were Laid Off. Then They Got Tenure. Now What?

April 21, 2017 - 2:55am
Western Illinois University says a state budget impasse and enrollment woes forced it to cut back. Now, Holly A. Stovall and Sherry Lindquist are fighting for their jobs.
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A Journal’s Apology Prompts Soul-Searching Over Racial Gatekeeping in Academe

April 21, 2017 - 2:51am
The decision to allow a scholar with views seen as aiding white supremacy to write a book review has sparked commentary about who in the academy gets called on to contribute.
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A Key Tool’s Outage Threatens to Set Back Financial-Aid Reforms

April 21, 2017 - 2:44am
The Internal Revenue Service’s data-retrieval tool is out of commission. That threatens to undermine important changes in financial aid, which took effect only months ago.
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Cal State Hires More Managers Than Faculty or Support Staff, Audit Finds

April 20, 2017 - 3:05pm
The state auditor also found that the system could not sufficiently explain why it needed all the new managers.
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