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What 8 States Are Doing to Build Better Pathways From High School to Careers

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:56

The states are part of a network that is tackling what experts see as a growing disconnect between the nation’s education system and its economy.

Categories: Higher Education News

Let’s Shrink the Fafsa, Senator Tells Financial-Aid Officers

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:55

To a sometimes skeptical audience, Lamar Alexander recommends postcard size, with just two questions.

Categories: Higher Education News

Student-Aid Leaders Call for Alternatives to Obama’s College-Rating System

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:55

One proposal would evaluate colleges based on how well they educate needy students—and "create a little public embarrassment" for those that don’t.

Categories: Higher Education News

In Backlash Over Facebook Research, Scientists Risk Loss of Valuable Resource

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:55

Amid the torrent of criticism of a recent study, corporations may simply decide not to give academics access to their internal data.

Categories: Higher Education News

Volume 60, Issue 40: July 4, 2014

Mon, 2014-06-30 07:54
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Founding Dean of School of Education Works to Make Classrooms Inclusive

Sun, 2014-06-29 22:01

Arcadia University’s Graciela Slesaransky-Poe is known for training teachers to be sensitive to their students’ diverse identities, including gender dysphoria.

Categories: Higher Education News

Chemist Who Studies the Environment Begins Deanship

Sun, 2014-06-29 22:01

Joseph S. Francisco leaves his job as a professor at Purdue University to lead the University of Nebraska at Lincoln’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Categories: Higher Education News

Critics Assail Government's Response to Student-Aid Fraud

Sun, 2014-06-29 22:01

Distance-education programs are particularly vulnerable, because many aid applicants never appear in person.

Categories: Higher Education News

Michael Ignatieff Returns to Harvard Full Time; Pace U. Names Chief Information Officer

Sun, 2014-06-29 22:01

The former Canadian politician, who has been dividing his time between Harvard and the University of Toronto, will be a professor of press and politics. Read about that and other job-related news.

Categories: Higher Education News

While Debating Visas, U.S. May Miss Bigger Keys to Scientific Success

Sun, 2014-06-29 22:00

Sure, green cards would be nice, foreign scientists say, but they’d rather have the money. And Chinese universities, in competing for stars, are offering more.

Categories: Higher Education News

How One Investment Manager Gambled Away $13.1-Million of Her University’s Money

Sun, 2014-06-29 22:00

As fraudulent investments are made public, Ball State University creates new safeguards.

Categories: Higher Education News

In Sexual-Misconduct Policies, Difficulty Arises in Defining 'Yes'

Sun, 2014-06-29 22:00

Language varies widely from college to college, but pressure is growing to toughen the standards.

Categories: Higher Education News

Database: Explore All of Mellon's Grants Since 2000

Sun, 2014-06-29 13:01

Over 13 years the Mellon Foundation awarded $2.9-billion in grants, more than 40 percent of which supported projects in higher education. Use The Chronicle's interactive database to explore Mellon's grants.

Categories: Higher Education News

A Scholar of the Black Experience Shapes Giving at Mellon

Sun, 2014-06-29 13:01

The understated philanthropy’s new president may widen its influence on diversity and the value of the humanities.

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At Mellon, Signs of Change

Sun, 2014-06-29 13:00

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a major supporter of the humanities and arts, studies its strategy for saving the humanities.

Categories: Higher Education News

Proposals by House Republicans Seek to Ease College-Application Process

Fri, 2014-06-27 02:55
Newly introduced bills would streamline the federal student-aid form and give students and their families better access to higher-education metrics.
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Starbucks Plan Shines a Light on the Profits in Online Education

Fri, 2014-06-27 02:55

That Arizona State University can offer big discounts suggests how much such institutions earn from distance learning.

Categories: Higher Education News

Key U.S. Official Wants to Ease Accreditors' Compliance-Monitoring Role

Thu, 2014-06-26 02:59

Ted Mitchell, the under secretary of education, says much of that work might more appropriately belong to the state and federal governments.

Categories: Higher Education News

In O’Bannon Antitrust Case, NCAA’s Best Chance May Come on Appeal

Thu, 2014-06-26 02:55

With the trial concluding this week, legal experts say the plaintiffs have proved their case. But higher courts may not agree.

Categories: Higher Education News

5 Key Areas of the Senate Democrats’ Bill to Renew the Higher Education Act

Thu, 2014-06-26 02:55

The 785-page legislation reveals what the Democrats plan to push for in negotiations with House Republicans.

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