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What’s New in Freshmen Housing? Buildings That Help Students Make Friends

August 4, 2017 - 5:39pm
As colleges tailor residences to the needs of first-year students, architects find that what works best isn’t what students say they want.
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Northwestern U. Professor Sought in Killing Donated $1,000 in Victim’s Name

August 4, 2017 - 10:29am
The police are searching for Wyndham Lathem, an associate professor at the university, and Andrew Warren, an employee of the University of Oxford. Both are accused in the murder of a 26-year-old man.
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Wait, Will Anyone Investigate Legacy Admissions?

August 3, 2017 - 8:23pm
The debate over race-conscious admissions is back in the headlines. Some experts say it’s time to examine other preferences, too — including those for the children of alumni.
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They Each Applied to More Than 100 Colleges. That May Be the Problem.

August 3, 2017 - 7:22pm
A program at some Memphis high schools rewards students who are offered more than $1 million in college scholarships. A former “million-dollar scholar” says participating ended up hurting her.
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Federal Sex-Assault Investigations Are Being Resolved More Often. These 11 Cases Show How.

August 3, 2017 - 4:58pm
Under Trump, the Education Department’s civil-rights office is cutting through the backlog of cases more quickly, more quietly, and more often through "administrative closure."
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4 Questions for 2 Experts on the Future of Higher Education

August 3, 2017 - 4:20pm
Ithaka is a nonprofit organization focused on technology and academic transformation. We asked Kevin M. Guthrie, its president, and Catharine Bond Hill, managing director of its Ithaka S+R consulting arm, which trends show the most promise and which are most overhyped.
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Sometimes, Perceptions of Affirmative Action Don’t Mesh With Reality

August 2, 2017 - 11:45pm
The notion that race-conscious admissions are systematically biased against some applicants has been a rallying cry of critics for decades. The data paint a different picture.
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Trump May Find No Easy Targets if He Attacks Race in Admissions

August 2, 2017 - 10:00pm
Any federal challenge to colleges that consider applicants’ race will bump up against the Supreme Court’s repeated blessings of such policies.
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How Colleges Can Prepare for Scrutiny of Their Admissions Policies

August 2, 2017 - 8:56pm
The answers haven’t really changed in light of reports about the Justice Department’s apparent interest in potential racial bias in admissions, experts say. But it’s a good time for a refresher.
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UC-Irvine Reinstates Admissions Offers to Hundreds of Students

August 2, 2017 - 5:34pm
The university faced withering criticism for withdrawing offers to some 500 prospective students after acknowledging that it had exceeded its anticipated enrollment by 850.
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Yes, Your Manuscript Was Due 30 Years Ago. No, the University Press Still Wants It.

August 2, 2017 - 5:32pm
Authors’ blown deadlines may extend across decades. That’s not what editors want, but in many cases they’re content to wait.
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Caltech Professor Resigns Following Harassment Investigation

August 2, 2017 - 12:19pm
The professor, Christian Ott, had been placed on leave and banned from the campus in connection with a university investigation. He will officially depart by the end of the calendar year.
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On Affirmative Action, Candice Jackson Said Civil-Rights Office Would Not ‘Push a Social Agenda’

August 2, 2017 - 11:59am
In June, the top civil-rights official at the Education Department told a meeting of college lawyers that she didn’t “foresee there being any new regulation or policy on the topic of racial preferences” in admissions.
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