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Financial-Aid Administrators to Scrutinize Student-Loan Servicers

Tue, 2014-06-17 11:25

A 10-member task force will focus on improving the Education Department’s loan-servicing contracts and ensuring consistency in servicing practices.

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Multimedia Narratives

Tue, 2014-06-17 08:00

Read The Chronicle’s multimedia narrative works, covering issues ranging from athletics to academic research.

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Volume 60, Issue 39: June 20, 2014

Tue, 2014-06-17 07:47
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In Deal With Starbucks, Arizona State U. Kicks In Substantial Aid

Tue, 2014-06-17 02:56

ASU is bankrolling the "partial tuition scholarships" that company employees will receive under the new partnership, the university’s president said on Monday.

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In Boost to Competency Model, Western Governors U. Gets Top Marks in Teacher Ed

Tue, 2014-06-17 02:55

The question raised by the National Council on Teacher Quality’s unusual choice is, Will it change anyone’s mind about that mode of instructional delivery?

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Indifference Toward Disabled Scholars Alarms a Disabilities Scholar

Mon, 2014-06-16 02:55

William J. Peace, a bioethicist, visiting professor at Syracuse University, and author of the blog Bad Cripple, has to do lots of advocating, not only for himself.

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A Gamble on E-Book Pricing

Sun, 2014-06-15 22:53

The costs to libraries will change as publishers charge more for digital works.

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The Rise of Undermatching Research

Sun, 2014-06-15 22:01
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College Libraries Push Back as Publishers Raise Some E-Book Prices

Sun, 2014-06-15 22:01

Big increases leave librarians at liberal-arts institutions feeling ambushed.

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Jane Smiley, Author of the Academic Novel 'Moo,' Returns to Teaching

Sun, 2014-06-15 22:01

Ms. Smiley, who hasn’t held a faculty position since 1996, will join the creative-writing department at the University of California at Riverside.

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Law Professor Follows His Late Friend in Directing Civil-Rights Center

Sun, 2014-06-15 22:01

Theodore M. Shaw will succeed Julius L. Chambers, who founded the center at the University of North Carolina’s School of Law.

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New Engineering Dean Is Named at Stanford; Health-Sciences Dean Starts at Jacksonville U.

Sun, 2014-06-15 22:01

Christine Sapienza, at Jacksonville, is known for her expertise in speech pathology. Read about that and other job-related news.

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A Textbook Case in Physics

Sun, 2014-06-15 22:01

Oskar Vafek, an associate professor of physics at Florida State University, taught his students how to teach themselves quantum mechanics.

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The $6 Solution

Sun, 2014-06-15 22:01

A cheap intervention that helps needy students with top grades apply to elite colleges won’t fix higher education. So why is the idea dominating the conversation?

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Want a College Experience That Matters? Get to Work.

Sun, 2014-06-15 22:01

Both liberal-arts values and job training beyond the campus have a place in undergraduate education, as some colleges are showing.

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New Post for Nursing Dean

Sun, 2014-06-15 22:01

Anne Bavier says she hadn’t expected to lead another school, but the international focus at the University of Texas at Arlington was hard to resist.

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AAUP Rebukes Colleges for Chinese Institutes and Censures Northeastern Ill.

Sun, 2014-06-15 09:56

The association worries that colleges that host Confucius Institutes are ceding too much control over academic matters to the Chinese government.

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Starbucks Will Send Thousands of Employees to Arizona State for Degrees

Sun, 2014-06-15 06:45

The scholarship program will help the company and ASU Online, and could pay broader benefits. "Imagine if 200 corporations were doing this," says Arizona State's president.

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Online-Learning Groups Warn Against Federal Action on ‘State Authorization’

Sat, 2014-06-14 02:55

A letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the department’s proposal to toughen regulations could hurt students instead of helping them.

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Documents in O’Bannon Case Raise Questions About Athletes’ TV Rights

Fri, 2014-06-13 12:33

Contracts presented at an antitrust trial suggest that the NCAA and sports conferences specifically allow television networks to use players’ names and likenesses.

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