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A Revolt at a Journal Puts Peer Review Under the Microscope

September 25, 2017 - 6:01pm
The backlash against Third World Quarterly was swift after it published a defense of colonialism. Nearly half of its editorial board resigned, saying the piece had been published even though peer reviewers had rejected it.
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Jeff Sessions Adds to Trumpian Chorus on Campus Speech Limits

September 25, 2017 - 4:34pm
With the U.S. attorney general scheduled to pillory college as “a shelter for fragile egos” on Tuesday, here’s a rundown of how other members of the Trump administration have handled the topic of free speech on campus.
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Brown U. and Native American Tribe End Standoff Over Land

September 25, 2017 - 12:55pm
Part of the university’s property will be transferred to a preservation trust to “ensure the conservation of the land and sustainable access by Native tribes in the region.”
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DeVos Says Obama-Era Consumer Rule Was Akin to ‘Free Money’

September 25, 2017 - 11:17am
In a speech in Michigan, the education secretary said a simplified process for defrauded students to have their loans forgiven was tantamount to an entitlement.
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Trump Unveils Revamped Travel Ban

September 24, 2017 - 8:42pm
New restrictions are likely to further complicate U.S. colleges’ global recruitment efforts.  
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A New Liberal Art

September 24, 2017 - 5:00pm
How systems thinking can prepare students for a complex world.
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‘Step Up and Run’

September 24, 2017 - 4:30pm
Grounded in facts and reason, scientists could solve the nation’s policy problems, says Shaughnessy Naughton. Her advocacy group 314 Action is trying to get them in the game.
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Why One Christian College Forgoes a Search Firm

September 24, 2017 - 4:30pm
Bethel College prefers to rely on standard best practices and spiritual guidance in finding its leaders.
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Resources for Finding Your Next Leader

September 24, 2017 - 4:30pm
Improving how colleges find new presidents is a perennial concern. Here are the key points from some articles and reports on the topic.
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Rethinking the Presidential Search

September 24, 2017 - 4:30pm
Why some colleges skip hiring consultants and a national search to focus on internal candidates.
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Selected New Books on Higher Education

September 24, 2017 - 4:30pm
Topics include affordable course materials and techniques for more dynamic lecturing.
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The Mismatch Between High Tech and Higher Ed

September 24, 2017 - 4:30pm
In Silicon Valley, where cutting-edge skills may matter more than particular degrees, colleges are struggling to adapt.
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What I'm Reading: ‘Shared Leadership in Higher Education’

September 24, 2017 - 4:30pm
Meaningful collaboration is hard to achieve, a dean observes, but it can be an effective route to change.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (September 29, 2017)

September 24, 2017 - 4:30pm
Peggy F. Bradford is the new president of Shawnee Community College, and Jamel Santa Cruze Wright, interim president of Eureka College, has been named permanently to the post.
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What Does the End of Obama’s Title IX Guidance Mean for Colleges?

September 22, 2017 - 8:40pm
Campus administrators say they’ll stay the course in responding to sexual assault for now, but they’re anxious about what’s to come.
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As ‘Free Speech Week’ Crumbles, Berkeley Braces for … Something

September 22, 2017 - 6:39pm
Milo Yiannopoulos’s much-ballyhooed conservative festival, which once seemed ambitious, has lost many of its headline speakers. But the university still can’t take the event lightly.
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U. of Puerto Rico Is Closed as Hurricane Maria Wreaks Destruction

September 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
The institution’s 11 campuses are shuttered, with a date for reopening unclear.
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A University Powered by the ‘Good Will’ of Others

September 22, 2017 - 2:17pm
The University of the People charges no tuition and now serves more than 10,000 students. Its founder, Shai Reshef, speaks about the volunteers who have made it a beacon for Syrian refugees, earthquake victims in Haiti, and undocumented students in the United States.
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What You Need to Know About the Education Dept.’s New Guidance on Title IX

September 22, 2017 - 12:35pm
Here’s a guide to the department’s question-and-answer document on campus sexual assault, which contains changes that are already stirring controversy.
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Howard U. Students Protest During James Comey’s Convocation Speech

September 22, 2017 - 12:25pm
The former FBI director “represents an institution diametrically opposed to the interests of black people domestically and abroad,” student activists wrote in a news release.
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