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The Lure of the Lazy River

October 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
How the wooing of students, and the cultivation of their desires, shifts the priorities and the role of the modern university
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (10/20/2017)

October 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
A General Electric executive will lead the University of Montana; 15 academics are among the winners of the MacArthur awards.
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Will Fury Over Harvey Weinstein Allegations Change Academe’s Handling of Harassment?

October 13, 2017 - 6:37pm
The accusations against the Hollywood producer have prompted frank conversations about sexual misconduct. But it will still take a lot to shift how higher education treats such cases, experts say.
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Where the Buck Stopped in the UNC Fraud Scandal (Hint: Not at the Top)

October 13, 2017 - 12:25pm
The NCAA's report all but ensures that none of Chapel Hill’s top brass will ever be disciplined for their involvement. Here's a list of the people who have borne the brunt of the scandal's fallout.
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In UNC Case, No Watchdog for Major Academic Fraud

October 13, 2017 - 9:49am
The NCAA’s decision not to penalize the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill left many observers frustrated. That’s because no one in higher education is really responsible for policing fraud of the scope that occurred in the UNC case.
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Chapel Hill Is Spared Penalties in NCAA Investigation of Academic-Athletic Scandal

October 13, 2017 - 8:11am
The association not only stopped short of levying the extreme penalties that some observers had expected, but refrained from applying virtually any penalties at all.
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Anxieties Over a Donor’s Role in a Faculty Search Boil Over at Case Western

October 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Faculty members protested the role of members of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland on the search committee. Then the dean fired back.
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A Professor Is Placed on Leave After an Internet Furor and Threats. What Happens to the Students?

October 12, 2017 - 6:00pm
Drexel University removed George Ciccariello-Maher from the classroom after he made controversial remarks. His students say they’re frustrated by the decision.
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With an Ambitious Merger Proposal, Wisconsin Charts Its Own Course for Change

October 12, 2017 - 4:52pm
Plenty of states are facing similar challenges, but none have proposed a restructuring plan on the scale that Wisconsin is considering.
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House Democrats Propose Making Obama-Era Title IX Guidance Into Law

October 12, 2017 - 1:24pm
The legislation would codify some guidelines — recently rescinded by the Education Department — for colleges on responding to campus sexual assault, in compliance with the federal gender-equity law.
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Tell Us: What Will It Take to Change the Climate on Harassment?

October 12, 2017 - 9:43am
The accusations of sexual harassment against the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein raise questions for colleges and academic disciplines. Have thoughts? Share them here.
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Teaching Newsletter: How Useful is Creativity? 10/12/2017

October 12, 2017 - 8:57am
How can you foster your students’ ability to engage in creative problem-solving?
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Essential Reading on the Chapel Hill Scandal

October 11, 2017 - 10:00pm
An academic-fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been a black mark on the elite public institution for years. On Friday the slow-burning scandal is likely to enter a new chapter, when the National Collegiate Athletic Association is expected to announce its penalties.  
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Only 1 Percent of Students Would Consider Disrupting Speakers Violently, Survey Finds

October 11, 2017 - 4:18pm
A new survey on free-speech attitudes and expression on campuses came out on Wednesday. Here are three interesting findings.
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Eight LSU Students Are Arrested Over Fraternity Pledge’s Death

October 11, 2017 - 12:25pm
The freshman, Maxwell Gruver, died after participating in a fraternity drinking game and consuming alcohol “in excess.”
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Another Top Administrator at the U. of Southern California Is Out After Claims of Misconduct

October 11, 2017 - 12:22pm
David Carrera’s departure as vice president for fund raising is the latest in a string of high-profile controversies involving claims of misconduct by USC executives.
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U. of Wisconsin System Proposes Merging 2-Year and 4-Year Colleges

October 11, 2017 - 11:39am
Under a plan rolled out by the system’s president, each two-year institution would be merged with one of seven four-year campuses.
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Albright College Athlete Is Dismissed From Team for Kneeling During National Anthem

October 11, 2017 - 10:26am
The football team and its coaches had previously decided to kneel at a different time and stand during the playing of the anthem, said a spokeswoman at the Pennsylvania college.
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U. of Southern California Rejects $5-Million Pledge From Harvey Weinstein

October 10, 2017 - 8:09pm
The widespread allegations of sexual misconduct against the Hollywood mogul apparently made his donation too toxic to accept.
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What Berkeley’s $800,000 Did — and Didn’t — Buy During ‘Free Speech Week’

October 10, 2017 - 6:17pm
A heavy police presence? Check. Logistics for a Milo Yiannopoulos appearance? Definitely. A sense of security across campus? That’s much harder to come by.
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