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DeVos Falsely Suggests That Student Loans Were Federalized to Pay for Obamacare

November 2, 2017 - 10:19am
In an interview with Politico, the education secretary stated incorrectly that the federal government had taken over management of the student-loan market “ostensibly” to pay for the Affordable Care Act.
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How to Infuse Creativity in the Classroom

November 2, 2017 - 8:54am
Some projects used in psychology courses can be used to help students develop their integrative- and lateral-thinking skills.
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Ed-Tech Professionals Share What Keeps Them Up at Night

November 2, 2017 - 6:34am
Information-technology experts in higher education are gathering this week at Educause’s annual meeting, in Philadelphia. We asked them what worries them the most about their jobs.
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Few Details Emerge in Sexual-Misconduct Investigation of 3 Dartmouth Professors

November 1, 2017 - 8:22pm
Amid feverish speculation but little solid information, a lawyer for one of the faculty members says the inquiry has nothing to do with her client’s research.
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Plan to Phase Out 2 Dozen Programs Stuns Faculty at Wisconsin-Superior

November 1, 2017 - 5:38pm
Administrators say the goal is to help overwhelmed students graduate on time by streamlining course offerings, not to cut costs.
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Are You an Enrollment-Management Tycoon?

November 1, 2017 - 4:36pm
An online game points out the challenge of moving up the national rankings without putting low-income students at a disadvantage. Some enrollment realities may be lost in the shuffle.
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At Educause Meeting, IT Professionals Discuss Misconceptions on Campuses

November 1, 2017 - 3:47pm
Information-technology experts in higher education are gathering this week at the group’s annual meeting, in Philadelphia. We asked them about common ways their work is misunderstood.
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Under New Trump Rule, Notre Dame Ends Contraception Coverage for Employees and Students

November 1, 2017 - 12:43pm
The Roman Catholic university’s health-insurance plan covers 90 percent of its employees and more than 3,000 students.
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In New Profile, DeVos Blames Staff for Rocky Confirmation Hearing

November 1, 2017 - 11:05am
“The transition group was very circumspect about how much information they gave me about then-current policy,” the education secretary said in a new profile published by Politico Magazine.
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7 Are Arrested Outside Milo Yiannopoulos Speech at California State U. at Fullerton

November 1, 2017 - 8:01am
It was Mr. Yiannopoulos's first university speaking engagement since the University of California at Berkeley's "Free Speech Week" was canceled in September.
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Pastor Says He Was Ejected From Liberty U.’s Campus for Criticizing Falwell

October 31, 2017 - 7:44pm
Jonathan Martin had previously criticized the evangelical university’s president for his support of President Trump.
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For Civil-War Scholars, a Settled Question That Will Never Die: What Caused the War?

October 31, 2017 - 5:13pm
Remarks by the White House chief of staff, John Kelly, sparked a debate about slavery’s role in the conflict. Historians have long fielded such questions and say very little can change the minds of those convinced the war was about some other issue.
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After Opposition, U. of Tennessee Campuses Opt Not to Privatize Facilities Services

October 31, 2017 - 11:57am
The outsourcing plan was projected to save millions, but faculty and staff members countered that it could put employees in a precarious situation.
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It’s Halloween, and Colleges Are Already Investigating Offensive Costumes

October 31, 2017 - 11:06am
Several institutions have worked overtime in recent years to head off campus costume controversies, but each year they still abound.
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3 Dartmouth Professors Are Target of State Attorney General's 'Sexual Misconduct' Investigation

October 31, 2017 - 9:18am
The professors, all from the department of psychological and brain sciences, have been put on paid leave, with restricted access to the campus.
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How to Help Disadvantaged Students Reach the Middle Class

October 30, 2017 - 8:38pm
A higher-education summit brings together influential educators to plot strategies for lifting college-completion rates.
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What’s the Ideal Mix of Online and Face-to-Face Classes?

October 30, 2017 - 7:04pm
For community-college students, the answer might be three in-person courses and two online ones, according to new research.
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Demand for Pilots Sparks Instructor Shortage at Colleges’ Flight Programs

October 30, 2017 - 4:37pm
Regional airlines are looking to hire students as quickly as possible. The only problem is that they’re hiring instructors too.
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Virginia Tech’s Provost Resigns After Faculty Criticism Spills Into Public View

October 30, 2017 - 3:17pm
Thanassis Rikakis, a tenured professor in the Engineering College, will become a presidential fellow for academic innovation.
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John Grisham’s Latest Villain? For-Profit Colleges

October 30, 2017 - 3:07pm
With a novel about a shady law school and the student-debt crisis, the best-selling fiction writer could shape popular views of higher-education policy.
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