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Florida Colleges Rush to Prepare as Irma Bears Down on Peninsula

September 7, 2017 - 5:12pm
Hurricane Irma is headed toward Florida, and campus leaders across the state are making important decisions about evacuations and closures.
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Teaching Newsletter: Immigration and Graduate Students, 9/7/2017

September 7, 2017 - 2:55pm
The Trump administration’s decision to phase out the policy known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, dominated the news earlier this week. The administration's strict stance on immigration is bound to have an impact on the college classroom in other ways. 
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Majority of UNC Board Criticizes Handling of Confederate Statue at Chapel Hill

September 7, 2017 - 12:05pm
Some members of the University of North Carolina system’s Board of Governors disagreed with actions by the system’s president, the campus’s chancellor, and the board chair.
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Citing Obama-Era Failures, DeVos Will Replace Landmark Directive on Sexual Assault

September 7, 2017 - 9:52am
After a speech by the education secretary, a spokeswoman said that, until a 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter was revised, the department would “make clear to schools how to fulfill their current obligations under Title IX.”
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A New Approach to Enforcement on Campus Sex Assault

September 6, 2017 - 10:00pm
This collection of Chronicle articles explores what a shift in enforcement of the gender-equity law known as Title IX might mean for sexual-assault survivors, accused students, and colleges.
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For Students Imperiled by Trump’s DACA Rollback, a Scramble for Answers

September 6, 2017 - 7:26pm
Although the president later appeared to ease his hardline stance on undocumented “Dreamers,” many remained worried about a memo directing them to “prepare for and arrange their departure from the United States.”
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Colleges Deplore Trump’s Threat to DACA. How Far Can They Go to Fight It?

September 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
In the short term, institutions are moving to provide students with financial help and mental-health services. For the longer haul, they’re researching their legal options.
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A DeVos Speech on Title IX Heightens Advocates’ Fears That a Rollback Is Imminent

September 6, 2017 - 4:59pm
The education secretary will make a "major policy address on Title IX enforcement" on Thursday, and advocates fear a landmark directive from the Obama era is in the cross hairs.
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Florida State U. President Disputes ‘New York Times’ Article on Favoritism for Athletes

September 6, 2017 - 12:47pm
In a statement, John Thrasher characterized the newspaper's reporting as "sweeping innuendo that misrepresents the university’s actions."
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After All but Closing, Sweet Briar Will Shift Curriculum and Pricing

September 6, 2017 - 8:40am
Three months after its new president started, the tiny women’s college refocuses its academic program and resets its tuition in an effort to widen its appeal.
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What Major Universities Had to Say About Trump’s Move to Roll Back DACA

September 5, 2017 - 5:00pm
Colleges were virtually unanimous in their condemnation of the administration’s action. Some also outlined under what circumstances they would share students’ information with authorities.
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Trump Will End DACA in 6 Months, Confirming Dreamers’ Fears and Putting Onus on Congress

September 5, 2017 - 7:45am
A program that has given some 800,000 undocumented immigrants a chance to attend college, work, and build lives in the United States will be phased out after a delay to give Congress a chance to come up with a legislative fix, the U.S. attorney general announced on Tuesday.
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Elsevier Embraces Data-Sharing Standards, in Step Toward Scientific Openness

September 5, 2017 - 1:00am
In support of scientific transparency, the publishing giant endorsed broad guidelines for open articles and data.
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Trump May End DACA in 6 Months, Fueling Uncertainty for Undocumented Students

September 4, 2017 - 9:45am
News reports said he would announce the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on Tuesday, with a delay to allow Congress to act.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (9/8/2017)

September 3, 2017 - 4:30pm
Rebecca Wyke is the new president of the University of Maine at Augusta, and Nancy Berner is the new provost of the University of the South.
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In a Session on Sexual Assault, a College Suggested Masturbation. Was That a Mistake?

September 1, 2017 - 5:01pm
Last week the Rochester Institute of Technology caused a stir during an orientation for new students on sexual-assault prevention.
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That Hilarious Tweet About an Instructor’s Big Mistake? Almost Certainly Fake

September 1, 2017 - 3:05pm
The internet went wild over a student’s tale of the professor who got mad when no one showed up in the classroom for an online course.
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Serious Charges Are Dismissed for Penn State Fraternity Members in Pledge’s Death

September 1, 2017 - 11:06am
A judge threw out charges of aggravated assault and involuntary manslaughter for eight students. But 14 fraternity brothers will go to trial on lesser charges.
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Promise and Peril for Undocumented Students

August 31, 2017 - 10:00pm
With President Trump poised to rescind or at least sharply curtail the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, here’s a selection of Chronicle articles with background and context on the history of the program and its vulnerable participants.
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Faculty Members Organize to Fight ‘Fascist’ Interlopers on Campuses

August 31, 2017 - 8:48pm
The Campus Anti-Fascist Network is a new coalition of faculty, staff, and students who want to push back against far-right speakers and websites that call out their peers for perceived liberal bias.
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