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Do Parents Fuel Binge Drinking in College?

November 13, 2017 - 4:22pm
Florida State University’s president, who banned Greek activities after a student’s death, says parents told him he’d “ruined” their children’s cultural lives.
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Use the Wrong Conference Hashtag, and You May Get a New Favorite Band

November 13, 2017 - 12:16pm
The American Historical Association has taken pains to ensure it is not confused with a-ha, a Norwegian rock band.
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International-Student Enrollment Is Slowing — and It Isn’t All Donald Trump’s Fault

November 12, 2017 - 10:01pm
A new report shows a drop in new enrollments from abroad, ending an era of unprecedented growth.
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How One College Decided to Invest More Responsibly

November 12, 2017 - 4:30pm
Pitzer built a fossil-fuels-free index fund and "analyzed it seven ways till Sunday," says the chair of the investment committee. He thinks it may interest other colleges.
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A College Weighs Its Priorities Before Making Cuts

November 12, 2017 - 4:30pm
Morningside College eased the pain by bringing faculty members aboard to evaluate and rank programs ahead of $2.7 million in spending reductions.
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Easing the Pain of Program Closings

November 12, 2017 - 4:30pm
It’s a dreaded but familiar exercise at colleges when budgets are tight and enrollment pools shrinking. There are ways, though, to minimize the distress for both faculty members and students.
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4 Ways to Make Program Closures Easier

November 12, 2017 - 4:30pm
To begin with, involve faculty members in the decisions from the start. Top-down mandates are likely to be met with suspicion.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (11/17/2017)

November 12, 2017 - 4:30pm
Tisa Mason will become president of Fort Hays State University, and Brown Bannister was named interim director of the School of Music at Lipscomb University.
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2 Women Say Stanford Professors Raped Them Years Ago

November 10, 2017 - 10:30pm
One of the men died in 2007, and the other former professor called his accuser’s claim "utterly false."
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The First Thing Colleges Must Understand About Antifa: What the Word Means

November 10, 2017 - 4:52pm
The terminological confusion around “antifa,” “antifascism,” and “black bloc” has contributed to misinterpretation of leftist activism. Three experts provide a glossary.
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Inside the Scramble to Save Ashford U.

November 10, 2017 - 2:58pm
A Chronicle investigation shows how political allies and lawyers have maneuvered to keep tens of millions of GI Bill dollars flowing to a for-profit university.
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Senate Bill Would Impose Endowment Tax but Keep Tuition Waivers Tax-Free

November 10, 2017 - 12:31pm
The latest Republican tax proposal targets colleges more than individuals.
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Why This College Applicant Turned Her Yard Into an Admissions-Themed Horror Show

November 10, 2017 - 11:42am
It might have something to do with the handmade sign by the walkway: “Abandon hope all ye who enter.”
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To Help Combat Racism, Kansas State U. Will Cancel Classes (for 2 Hours)

November 9, 2017 - 4:49pm
“We’re not going to let other people define our values,” one administrator said.
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Signs Naming Students Accused of Sexual Assault Reopen Wounds at Atlanta Colleges

November 9, 2017 - 4:43pm
Many students have celebrated the signs, posted at Morehouse and Spelman Colleges, as a blow against rape culture. 
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Academics Share Pictures of Their Tattoos

November 9, 2017 - 2:21pm
They have a few thoughts to share as well, about ink’s place in academe.
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Which Colleges Do Students Say Defraud Them Most Often? For-Profit Colleges

November 9, 2017 - 1:32pm
Nearly all allegations of fraud submitted to the U.S. Department of Education by students concern for-profit colleges, according to a new report from the Century Foundation.
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Why Faculty Members Still Aren’t Sure What to Make of Education Technology

November 9, 2017 - 1:12pm
Their mix of skepticism and enthusiasm results in what one researcher calls "some very weird doublethink."
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Brooklyn College Students Are Sick of This Smelly Ginkgo Tree

November 9, 2017 - 11:24am
“The tree smells like vomit, urine, and fecal matter,” a junior said. “It smelled like rotten milk,” said another student.
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One Way to Fight Fake News

November 9, 2017 - 8:58am
To navigate the internet successfully, students need more than a checklist.
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