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Mitch Daniels Isn't Rebuilding Purdue's Engine, He's Tuning It

Tue, 2014-08-26 02:55

Mr. Daniels is portrayed as one of academe’s disruptive forces. But look at his record, and you’ll find that he’s still a moderate.

Categories: Higher Education News

John Sperling, a Higher-Ed Pioneer, Left Disciples Across For-Profit Sector

Mon, 2014-08-25 19:13

Several of the companies that now dominate the industry, with billions in revenue, are led by executives who earned their chops at his businesses.

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A Scripted Response to Sexual Assault

Mon, 2014-08-25 02:55

With new federal rules looming, colleges try to reach students using online courses featuring "cheesy" acting, a cheeseburger analogy, and lessons in bystander intervention.

Categories: Higher Education News

U. of Illinois Feels Backlash From Scholars Angered by Salaita Case

Sat, 2014-08-23 18:20

To protest the withdrawal of a job offer to the controversial professor, at least two speakers have canceled engagements.

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Scholars Sound Alarms About Being Judged on Their Civility

Sat, 2014-08-23 16:55

Academics questioned an assertion that the University of Illinois had to reinforce an expectation of a community "that values civility as much as scholarship.”

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Anatomy of a Serial-Plagiarism Charge

Thu, 2014-08-21 02:55

A UNLV professor's large body of work contains some striking—and odd—examples of misattribution. Here's a short guide to a few of them.

Categories: Higher Education News

White House Tries a New Tactic on Student Debt: Email Alerts

Thu, 2014-08-21 02:55

Struggling borrowers have been slow to sign up for new federal programs that could reduce their loan payments. Now the Obama administration is reaching out to their in-boxes.

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UNLV Professor Is Investigated for Career-Spanning Plagiarism

Thu, 2014-08-21 02:55

Mustapha Marrouchi remains on the faculty despite using other scholars’ words, without citation, in his published works.

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Now Defending the Liberal Arts on Twitter: a Couple of Cartoons

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:15

The fictional student and counselor—"Libby" and "Art," get it?—were dreamed up by the Council of Independent Colleges.

Categories: Higher Education News

When Students Transfer, Credits May Not Follow

Wed, 2014-08-20 02:56

A study’s findings about the paths transfer students took, and how many credits came with them, may help policy makers close gaps in the process.

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Obamacare Revives an Old Question: Are Student Workers Employees?

Mon, 2014-08-18 02:55

Higher-education groups support two bills that would exempt colleges from the law’s mandate that they provide health coverage to some student workers.

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East Carolina U. Blocks Hiring of Philosophy Professor Accused of Sexual Harassment

Sun, 2014-08-17 18:10

The department chose Colin McGinn for his scholarship, but a prominent woman in the discipline says the university did the right thing.

Categories: Higher Education News

A Shooting in a St. Louis Suburb Reverberates on Campuses Near and Far

Fri, 2014-08-15 02:56

Nearby colleges scramble to assure students that their campuses are safe. Elsewhere, students are protesting.

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Why It's So Hard to Tell What Low-Income Students Pay at Elite Colleges

Fri, 2014-08-15 02:55

Not all institutions categorize students the same way when they report their data to the Education Department.

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Promises of Debt Relief Meet Privacy Concerns

Thu, 2014-08-14 02:56

The Education Department has warned borrowers not to share their government-issued PINs with student-loan-relief firms, citing concerns about identity theft and fraud.

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Confuse Students to Help Them Learn

Thu, 2014-08-14 02:55

Forcing them to work through impasses can promote deeper levels of comprehension, researchers find.

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Elon College's Application, 1913: Have You Read Any Homer?

Tue, 2014-08-12 21:01

A look at how the college application has changed over the past century, through the experience of one North Carolina institution.

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Texas Legislators Stop Short of Impeaching Controversial Regent

Tue, 2014-08-12 02:57

A committee voted instead to censure Wallace L. Hall Jr., whose scrutiny of the University of Texas flagship stirred debate about the appropriate role of a regent.

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Israeli Scholar Says Outcry Over His Rape Remarks Has Not Hurt Planned U.S. Tour

Tue, 2014-08-12 02:56

The only thing that deters terrorists is if "they know that their sister or their mother will be raped," Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University said last month.

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