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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (7/21/2017)

July 16, 2017 - 4:27pm
The president of Williams College will step down to lead a foundation, and the University of Michigan has appointed a dean for its new School for Environment and Sustainability.
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A Student’s Mission: Sharing the Stories of ‘Invisible’ Campus Workers

July 16, 2017 - 4:26pm
After befriending a janitor at Georgetown University, Febin Bellamy engaged the help of his classmates to recognize and humanize the “Unsung Heroes” who keep colleges running.
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‘No One Should Feel Invisible’

July 16, 2017 - 4:26pm
Collecting and sharing the stories of campus employees became a mission for one student, who saw classmates start to care and an idea built on human compassion go viral.
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Medievalists, Recoiling From White Supremacy, Try to Diversify the Field

July 16, 2017 - 2:41pm
The use of medieval references by the alt-right, along with the traditional insularity of the field, prompts some scholars to argue for more diversity among scholars and scholarship.
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Ads Spell Out What Career and Technical Education Really Is — and Who It’s For

July 14, 2017 - 4:32pm
To attract a generation of students, colleges try to shift outdated perceptions of a pathway to promising jobs.
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After Professors’ Criticism, Group Updates List of Google-Funded Scholars

July 14, 2017 - 2:54pm
Some academics told The Chronicle they had been improperly included in the database. The organization behind it has removed some entries and revised others.
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Trinity College Scholar Whose Remarks Led to Campus Closure Is Cleared After Review

July 14, 2017 - 11:03am
The professor had made Facebook comments about race and law enforcement that stirred threats and led the college to put him on leave. A review has cleared him of violating Trinity's policies.
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After Meeting With DeVos, Title IX Activists Say They Still Have Many Questions

July 13, 2017 - 9:22pm
"We need to get this right," Ms. DeVos said of preventing and responding to campus sexual assault. But she offered no specifics on her plans for change.
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If Trump Pulls Back, Can States Do More to Regulate For-Profit Colleges?

July 13, 2017 - 8:26pm
A lawsuit filed last week by a group of state attorneys general against the U.S. Department of Education may indicate that states will ramp up their regulation of the for-profit sector. Here’s what they could do.
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How a BYU Campus Is Reshaping Online Education — and the Mormon Faith

July 13, 2017 - 5:39pm
PathwayConnect, a yearlong program created by Brigham Young University-Idaho, has graduated nearly 24,000 students by cutting marketing costs, stacking credentials, and mixing online classes with real-world meetups. What can other colleges learn from the endeavor?
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Who Does DeVos’s Department Really Represent?

July 13, 2017 - 2:54pm
Advocates for students fret over the education secretary’s loosening of the regulatory reins. But few colleges are complaining.
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Scholars Cry Foul at Their Inclusion on List of Academics Paid by Google

July 12, 2017 - 9:07pm
After the publication of a report alleging that many scholars took money from the technology giant and failed to disclose that information, several of them challenged the report as misleading and unfair.
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Ed. Dept. Official Apologizes for ‘90%’ Remark on Campus Rape. What’s the Research?

July 12, 2017 - 6:31pm
Candice Jackson stirred outrage ahead of a Title IX summit by asserting that the vast majority of sexual-assault complaints “fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk.’”
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On Public Distrust, Colleges Could Learn From Journalism’s Mistakes

July 12, 2017 - 6:04pm
A high-profile study this week showed a decline in trust of higher education and the news media. But colleges may have some built-in advantages in avoiding the erosion of confidence that has rocked journalism.
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House Republicans Counter Trump on University Research Costs

July 12, 2017 - 5:48pm
An appropriations panel’s budget plan rejects the administration’s proposal to eliminate or sharply cut indirect-cost payments for medical research.
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Top Civil-Rights Official Says 90% of Campus Rape Cases Stem From Regret

July 12, 2017 - 12:54pm
The chief lawyer in the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights says that nearly all Title IX accusations “fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk.’”
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Career Planning in College ‘Should Not Feel Like Going to the DMV’

July 12, 2017 - 6:59am
Roadtrip Nation is known for its bright-green RVs that take students on career journeys. Mike Marriner, a founder of the group, describes how it continues to expand its mission to help people prepare for their lives after graduation.
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re:Learning on Video

July 11, 2017 - 10:00pm
The Chronicle’s re:Learning video series explores the new education landscape with innovators from within and outside academe.
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What Victims’ Advocates and Due-Process Supporters Hope to Accomplish When They Meet DeVos

July 11, 2017 - 8:22pm
Activists on all sides of the fraught debate over campus sexual assault and Title IX enforcement are meeting with the education secretary this week. Some of them talked with The Chronicle about their priorities for those conversations.
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For Minority Female Astronomers, a New Research Effort Backs Up Anecdotes of Harassment

July 11, 2017 - 7:01pm
In a recent survey of astronomers, 40 percent of the women of color who responded said they felt unsafe at work because of their race.
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