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Should Universities Ban Single-Gender Discussion Panels?

October 4, 2017 - 5:57pm
A recent move by a school at George Washington University raises the question of how to best encourage gender diversity at the events, whether on campuses or at academic conferences.
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Justice Dept. Investigates Admissions Practices at Harvard, BuzzFeed News Reports

October 4, 2017 - 4:55pm
The department maintains that records requested under the Freedom of Information Act are exempt from disclosure.
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U. of North Texas President Tried to Stop Donald Trump Jr. From Speaking on Campus

October 4, 2017 - 10:56am
The effort to cancel the appearance of the president’s son failed, even though students, faculty members, and alumni also voiced opposition.
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Penn State Fraternity Is Suspended After Student Is Found Unconscious

October 4, 2017 - 10:24am
The incident followed the death of a freshman at another fraternity’s initiation event in February.
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DeVos Keeps Higher Ed — and Reporters — at Arm’s Length

October 3, 2017 - 7:47pm
The education secretary’s aversion to national media, and her communication style, have created a knowledge gap for college leaders seeking to understand her philosophy on higher ed.
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U. of Mississippi Alumna Wins Chronicle’s Miller Award for Young Journalists

October 3, 2017 - 2:37pm
Clara Turnage, now a reporter for The Natchez Democrat, in Mississippi, was honored for articles she wrote during her Chronicle internship this past summer.
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Can a 20-Minute Test Tell Employers What a College Degree Cannot?

October 3, 2017 - 2:12pm
Some companies and education groups think so. A spate of attempts to assess job readiness offers a new challenge to the value of higher education.
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Instructors, Did You Ever Cheat When You Were a Student?

October 3, 2017 - 10:06am
There’s a good chance that, as professors, you’re now in a position to make or enforce rules about plagiarism and other forms of cheating. Has your past experience informed your teaching strategy?
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Undergraduate Research Surges, Despite Uncertainties Over Best Practices

October 2, 2017 - 7:51pm
All types of colleges are embracing research at the undergraduate level. Finding the best features and combinations of experiences, however, is very much a work in progress.
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The Trump Administration Says Colleges Are Suppressing Free Speech. How Should They Respond?

October 2, 2017 - 6:25pm
Administrators and experts suggest that higher-education institutions acknowledge room for improvement while reframing the narrative about freedom of expression.
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Evergreen State College Students Are Penalized for Protests

October 2, 2017 - 12:52pm
Of the 180 students named in an incident report on campus protests last spring, about 80 were sanctioned for breaking the Washington institution’s code of student conduct.
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One University Takes On the Opioid Crisis

October 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
In West Virginia, confronting the epidemic is a moral obligation and a practical necessity.
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Getting Faculty Members to Embrace Student Data

October 1, 2017 - 4:30pm
Pierce College has improved graduation rates by breaking down student success, course by course.
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How 2 Professors Used Data to Improve Their Courses

October 1, 2017 - 4:30pm
One saw a dropout problem in the statistics, and another found a racial disparity in completion rates for a business course.
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How a Reality TV Star Became the Voice of Sexual-Violence Prevention

October 1, 2017 - 4:30pm
When college coaches need someone to talk to their athletes about the importance of respecting women, they call Alexis Jones.
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Getting Faculty to Embrace Student Data

October 1, 2017 - 4:30pm
Pierce College has improved graduation rates by breaking down student success course by course.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (10/6/2017)

October 1, 2017 - 4:23pm
A Harvard dean will lead the University of Virginia, and a chancellor whose hurricane response was deemed unsatisfactory has stepped down.
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Basketball Scandal Highlights the Power of the Assistant Coach — and the Limits of Oversight

September 29, 2017 - 7:32pm
The charges against former coaches provide a behind-the-scenes look at how assistants serve as key points of access to college players — and how checks on their power fall short.
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College of the Ozarks Won’t Play Opponents Who Kneel During National Anthem

September 29, 2017 - 3:56pm
The small Christian college said it would not tolerate circumstances in which “disrespect is exhibited toward the American flag or National Anthem.”
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Inside the Free-Speech Case That Caught Jeff Sessions’ Eye

September 29, 2017 - 12:23pm
The first intervention in campus free-speech cases promised by Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been made, at Georgia Gwinnett College.
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