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The Scholars Behind the Quest for Reparations

November 14, 2017 - 3:15pm
They are propelling a reckoning with slavery’s legacy on campuses, in cities, at companies. What Hilary Beckles is doing represents the next step. It’s the marshaling of scholarship for a political aim: payback.
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Scholars of Slavery Force a Public Reckoning

November 14, 2017 - 3:15pm
Historians are asking new questions as America confronts its past. Download this booklet to read about their work, the conversations they’ve started, and what’s next in the movement for reparations.
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Dozens of Spelman Professors Support Student Campaign That Has Named Harassers

November 14, 2017 - 9:59am
The #WeKnowWhatYouDid movement has drawn attention and criticism for publicly naming students and others, and accusing them of rape.
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Sexual Harassment and Assault in Higher Ed: What’s Happened Since Weinstein

November 13, 2017 - 7:11pm
Revelations about the film producer’s apparent pattern of sexual misconduct are just a month old, but the reverberations have been deeply felt. Here is how they have touched academe.
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Do Parents Fuel Binge Drinking in College?

November 13, 2017 - 4:22pm
Florida State University’s president, who banned Greek activities after a student’s death, says parents told him he’d “ruined” their children’s cultural lives.
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Use the Wrong Conference Hashtag, and You May Get a New Favorite Band

November 13, 2017 - 12:16pm
The American Historical Association has taken pains to ensure it is not confused with a-ha, a Norwegian rock band.
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International-Student Enrollment Is Slowing — and It Isn’t All Donald Trump’s Fault

November 12, 2017 - 10:01pm
A new report shows a drop in new enrollments from abroad, ending an era of unprecedented growth.
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How One College Decided to Invest More Responsibly

November 12, 2017 - 4:30pm
Pitzer built a fossil-fuels-free index fund and "analyzed it seven ways till Sunday," says the chair of the investment committee. He thinks it may interest other colleges.
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A College Weighs Its Priorities Before Making Cuts

November 12, 2017 - 4:30pm
Morningside College eased the pain by bringing faculty members aboard to evaluate and rank programs ahead of $2.7 million in spending reductions.
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Easing the Pain of Program Closings

November 12, 2017 - 4:30pm
It’s a dreaded but familiar exercise at colleges when budgets are tight and enrollment pools shrinking. There are ways, though, to minimize the distress for both faculty members and students.
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4 Ways to Make Program Closures Easier

November 12, 2017 - 4:30pm
To begin with, involve faculty members in the decisions from the start. Top-down mandates are likely to be met with suspicion.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (11/17/2017)

November 12, 2017 - 4:30pm
Tisa Mason will become president of Fort Hays State University, and Brown Bannister was named interim director of the School of Music at Lipscomb University.
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2 Women Say Stanford Professors Raped Them Years Ago

November 10, 2017 - 10:30pm
One of the men died in 2007, and the other former professor called his accuser’s claim "utterly false."
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The First Thing Colleges Must Understand About Antifa: What the Word Means

November 10, 2017 - 4:52pm
The terminological confusion around “antifa,” “antifascism,” and “black bloc” has contributed to misinterpretation of leftist activism. Three experts provide a glossary.
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Inside the Scramble to Save Ashford U.

November 10, 2017 - 2:58pm
A Chronicle investigation shows how political allies and lawyers have maneuvered to keep tens of millions of GI Bill dollars flowing to a for-profit university.
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Senate Bill Would Impose Endowment Tax but Keep Tuition Waivers Tax-Free

November 10, 2017 - 12:31pm
The latest Republican tax proposal targets colleges more than individuals.
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Why This College Applicant Turned Her Yard Into an Admissions-Themed Horror Show

November 10, 2017 - 11:42am
It might have something to do with the handmade sign by the walkway: “Abandon hope all ye who enter.”
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To Help Combat Racism, Kansas State U. Will Cancel Classes (for 2 Hours)

November 9, 2017 - 4:49pm
“We’re not going to let other people define our values,” one administrator said.
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Signs Naming Students Accused of Sexual Assault Reopen Wounds at Atlanta Colleges

November 9, 2017 - 4:43pm
Many students have celebrated the signs, posted at Morehouse and Spelman Colleges, as a blow against rape culture. 
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Academics Share Pictures of Their Tattoos

November 9, 2017 - 2:21pm
They have a few thoughts to share as well, about ink’s place in academe.
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