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Israel's Ben-Gurion U. Lands $400-Million Gift for Water Research

June 27, 2016 - 12:37pm
The bequest, to the university's fund-raising arm in the United States, is from a couple who escaped from Nazi Germany in the 1930s.
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Gay College Leaders Reflect on Barriers, and How Far They’ve Come

June 27, 2016 - 2:55am
LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education held its second annual conference in the wake of a mass shooting that targeted gay Americans. Even in the aftermath of that tragedy, some members saw encouraging signs.
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Why an Ex-Mayor Sees Minority Students as Assets for Globally Competitive Businesses

June 27, 2016 - 2:55am
A former mayor of Minneapolis says "different schools" will help close the achievement gap between white and minority students.
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U. of Chicago Faculty and Students Protest Layoffs of Departmental Aides

June 27, 2016 - 2:50am
Some question the university’s explanation that the layoffs are necessary to maintain spending on academic priorities.
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U. of S.C. President Says Fraternities May Be Able to Avoid Ban on Pledging

June 27, 2016 - 2:41am
The president said he wasn’t a “strict proponent” of eliminating pledging, but he also expressed frustration with fraternities’ repeated misconduct violations.
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1995: The Birth of bell hooks

June 26, 2016 - 4:25pm
This is how an English professor’s literary pseudonym took on an outspoken life of its own.
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Monmouth U. Will Keep Woodrow Wilson’s Name on Campus Building

June 24, 2016 - 2:50pm
The New Jersey university said it sought to foster a “comprehensive and balanced understanding” of the former president, including his segregationist views.
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67 Colleges Will Take Part in Education Dept.'s Pell-for-Prisoners Program

June 24, 2016 - 2:55am
The pilot program's rollout comes more than 20 years after Congress prohibited inmates from receiving the grants.
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Supreme Court Deals Blow to Obama’s Immigration Plan — and to Hopes of ‘Dreamers’

June 24, 2016 - 2:55am
A deadlocked vote by the justices preserves a lower court’s ruling against a proposal that would have shielded from deportation many parents and siblings of college students.
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As ‘Fisher’ Churned, Conversations About Campus Diversity Evolved

June 23, 2016 - 11:55pm
Shifts in economics and student demographics, along with resurgent activism, have altered the tenor of the discussion about affirmative action over the past eight years.
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Federal Panel Votes to Shut Down an Accreditor Blamed for Failures of For-Profit Higher Ed

June 23, 2016 - 11:00pm
The recommendation to strip the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools of its federal recognition won’t be the final word. But it starts a process that could lead to the agency’s demise.
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Race-Conscious Admissions Policies Just Got Easier to Defend

June 23, 2016 - 8:12pm
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the University of Texas both fleshes out how colleges can stay out of legal trouble and blunts some of the weapons used to attack affirmative action.
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Grambling State President Resigns After Less Than a Year in Office

June 23, 2016 - 3:41pm
The historically black university's Faculty Senate in February voted no confidence in Willie D. Larkin.
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Why Twitter Is Calling Abigail Fisher 'Becky With the Bad Grades': A Brief Explainer

June 23, 2016 - 11:58am
Ms. Fisher, the white female student who sued after she was denied admission by the University of Texas at Austin, has become the "Becky" of the moment.
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'Fisher' in Context: Making Sense of the Decision

June 23, 2016 - 10:30am
How might the Supreme Court's latest ruling change the college-admissions landscape? Get up to speed with a collection of past Chronicle coverage.
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3 Key Takeaways From the Supreme Court's Decision on Race-Conscious Admissions

June 23, 2016 - 10:19am
The University of Texas at Austin is not off the hook, even though its holistic process is legal, the majority ruled. But this was not a sweeping affirmation of affirmative action.
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Supreme Court Upholds Use of Race-Conscious Admissions at U. of Texas

June 23, 2016 - 8:16am
The justices’ ruling puts an apparent end to one of the most closely watched cases in higher education, though the fight over colleges’ consideration of race is likely to continue.
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Controversial 'Sports University' Draws Scrutiny From 2 North Carolina Agencies

June 23, 2016 - 2:55am
A company calling itself Forest Trail Sport University could be stymied in its plans to team up with Waldorf University, a for-profit institution that operates mostly online.
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South Carolina Calls Proposal to Abolish Pledging a 'Game Changer'

June 23, 2016 - 2:55am
As it tries to confront hazing and a student’s death, the state’s flagship university proposes a new recruitment and initiation process for campus Greek life.
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‘Fem Fog’ Fallout: Scholars Wrestle With Honoring a Colleague Tarnished by a Blog Post

June 23, 2016 - 2:54am
Well before Allen J. Frantzen’s comments on feminism were widely condemned by fellow medievalists, scholars started compiling a work celebrating his career. Five years later, some are getting cold feet.
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