Chronicle of Higher Education
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Hurricane Irma is headed toward Florida, and campus leaders across the state are making important decisions about evacuations and closures.
The Trump administrationâs decision to phase out the policy known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, dominated the news earlier this week.Â The administration's strict stance on immigration is bound to have an impact on the college classroom in other ways.Â
Some members of the University of North Carolina systemâs Board of Governors disagreed with actions by the systemâs president, the campusâs chancellor, and the board chair.
After a speech by the education secretary, a spokeswoman said that, until a 2011 âDear Colleagueâ letter was revised, the department would âmake clear to schools how to fulfill their current obligations under Title IX.â
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.
Although the president later appeared to ease his hardline stance on undocumented âDreamers,â many remained worried about a memo directing them to âprepare for and arrange their departure from the United States.â
In the short term, institutions are moving to provide students with financial help and mental-health services. For the longer haul, theyâre researching their legal options.
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.
In a statement, John Thrasher characterized the newspaper's reporting as "sweeping innuendo that misrepresents the universityâs actions."
Three months after its new president started, the tiny womenâs college refocuses its academic program and resets its tuition in an effort to widen its appeal.
Colleges were virtually unanimous in their condemnation of the administrationâs action. Some also outlined under what circumstances they would share studentsâ information with authorities.
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.
In support of scientific transparency, the publishing giant endorsed broad guidelines for open articles and data.
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.
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.
Last week the Rochester Institute of Technology caused a stir during an orientation for new students on sexual-assault prevention.
The internet went wild over a studentâs tale of the professor who got mad when no one showed up in the classroom for an online course.
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.
With President Trump poised to rescind or at least sharply curtail the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, hereâs a selection of Chronicle articles with background and context on the history of the program and its vulnerable participants.
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.