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Berkeley Casts Doubt on Motives of 'Free Speech Week' Organizers, Citing Missed Deadlines

September 16, 2017 - 2:58pm
The university says missed deadlines have caused it to question whether the student group "actually intends to, and/or is able to, carry out the proposed events."
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Cal State’s Retreat From Remediation Stokes Debate on College Readiness

September 15, 2017 - 7:19pm
The shift at the huge public-university system casts new attention on questions about how colleges decide who’s ready for college-level work.
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Speaking at Berkeley With Milo Yiannopoulos? It’s News to Them

September 15, 2017 - 5:59pm
Several prominent figures listed as booked for “Free Speech Week” on the University of California campus said they had not made any such commitment.
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Harvard’s Political Fellowships Have Long Been Lightning Rods

September 15, 2017 - 4:43pm
The university’s Institute of Politics is drawing fire for revoking a fellowship that had been offered to Chelsea Manning. It’s the latest in a string of politically fraught moves.
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U. of Virginia’s Next Chief Inherits a Wearied Institution  

September 15, 2017 - 4:20pm
James Ryan, dean of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and a former law professor at UVa, will lead an institution that has gone from crisis to crisis.
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Harvard Withdraws Chelsea Manning’s Visiting Fellowship After CIA Chief’s Challenge

September 15, 2017 - 8:38am
The Central Intelligence Agency director canceled an engagement at the university after it named as a visiting fellow Ms. Manning, a former U.S. Army soldier who leaked classified government data.
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U. of Virginia’s Next President Will Be Harvard Dean

September 15, 2017 - 8:10am
James E. Ryan graduated from UVa’s School of Law and was a faculty member there.
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Faculty Letter at Brown U. Intensifies Standoff Over Tribe’s Claim to Land

September 14, 2017 - 4:51pm
A Native American group argues that a plot of land owned by the university is theirs by ancestral right. Scholars of indigenous studies at Brown cast doubt on the claim.
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When Do a Dean’s Messages About a Graduate Union Go Too Far?

September 14, 2017 - 3:06pm
Some faculty members at Cornell University have accused an administrator of unfairly trying to influence a unionization vote. Two messages, and their timing, are at the heart of the dispute.
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U. of Virginia Will Donate KKK’s 1921 Gift to Charlottesville Victims

September 14, 2017 - 12:40pm
The University of Virginia, which received a $1,000 pledge from the Ku Klux Klan 96 years ago, said it would donate the sum’s present-day equivalent, $12,500.
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Teaching Newsletter: A New Core? 9/14/2017

September 14, 2017 - 11:54am
How much interest is there in creating a common academic experience?
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How a Group of Instructors Is Standing Up to the Right-Wing Outrage Machine

September 13, 2017 - 7:15pm
Eighty are pre-emptively answering threats to progressive, minority faculty members after a year of social-media anger.
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What Lies Ahead in the Campus-Speech Wars?

September 13, 2017 - 1:00pm
Campus free-speech experts discuss the challenges and strategies they see for the First Amendment during a volatile era — and what colleges can do about them.
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UVa President Says Protesters Who Shrouded Jefferson Statue ‘Desecrated’ Campus

September 13, 2017 - 12:06pm
The sculpture at the University of Virginia was covered up in order to criticize the campus administration’s response to the “Unite the Right” rally last month.
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DACA Student Says She Was Harassed by Classmate Over Immigration Status

September 13, 2017 - 12:05pm
She accused Transylvania University, in Kentucky, of failing to act after postings about her on a “racial hatred page” led to a stream of online attacks.
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At Cornell’s New NYC Campus, a Unique Grad School Gets a Unique Home

September 12, 2017 - 10:01pm
Cornell Tech, an applied-sciences school, blends studio teaching techniques with tech-startup tactics. Its first three splashy buildings aim for a similarly boundary-free approach.
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U. of Rochester Professor Accused of Harassment Apologizes for ‘Emotional Turmoil’

September 12, 2017 - 7:57pm
Students and others have criticized the institution's president for dismissing complaints against the faculty member.
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Why Beall’s List Died — and What It Left Unresolved About Open Access

September 12, 2017 - 7:27pm
Nine months ago, a librarian abruptly shuttered a blacklist of journals he deemed untrustworthy. But while Jeffrey Beall’s project has ended, debates over its merit and impact live on.
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With DACA in Doubt, This Counselor to Latino Students Is Busier Than Ever

September 12, 2017 - 5:28pm
"People are listening," says Armando Bustamante, who works at the University of New Mexico. So he’s making every minute count.
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Stephen Bannon Will Speak at Berkeley During ‘Free Speech Week’

September 12, 2017 - 12:52pm
The Chronicle previously reported that Mr. Bannon had been invited. The announcement confirms that the former presidential adviser will appear at the event, scheduled for this month.
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