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From Foster Care to Freshman Year

September 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
A complicated set of challenges put these students at high risk in college. Some programs provide them with a better chance of success.
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The Cleanup Never Ends

September 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
For the modern residential university, image can be everything. These are the unseen, unacknowledged workers who keep a university’s campus clean.
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They Keep the College Moving

September 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
Behind a university’s research, class field trips, and student recruitment efforts is "a virtual smorgasbord of vehicles." Meet the mechanics who keep them running.
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On Social Media, They Represent the College 24/7

September 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
Most colleges have social-media accounts with multitudes of followers. The staff members who run those accounts have an outsized influence on the institution’s image..
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A Diplomat Between Powerful Leaders

September 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
The secretary of a college’s governing board is often called upon to ferry information between the college’s administration and the board.
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Lessons From One College’s Foster-Youth Effort

September 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
Ball State University’s program has an 80-percent freshmen retention rate. Here’s how it works.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (9/22/2017)

September 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
John C. Hernandez is named permanent president of Santiago Canyon College, and Sherry Zylka is the new president of Big Sandy Community and Technical College.
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How to Reach Those With a ‘Survivor’ Mind-Set

September 17, 2017 - 4:29pm
Students who have been through foster care are often reluctant to accept help.
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Evergreen State Will Pay $500,000 to Settle With Professor Who Criticized Handling of Protests

September 16, 2017 - 3:28pm
Bret Weinstein said on Fox News in the spring that Evergreen State College's administration had allowed a "mob" of student protesters "to control the campus."
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Berkeley Casts Doubt on Motives of 'Free Speech Week' Organizers, Citing Missed Deadlines

September 16, 2017 - 2:58pm
The university says missed deadlines have caused it to question whether the student group "actually intends to, and/or is able to, carry out the proposed events."
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Cal State’s Retreat From Remediation Stokes Debate on College Readiness

September 15, 2017 - 7:19pm
The shift at the huge public-university system casts new attention on questions about how colleges decide who’s ready for college-level work.
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Speaking at Berkeley With Milo Yiannopoulos? It’s News to Them

September 15, 2017 - 5:59pm
Several prominent figures listed as booked for “Free Speech Week” on the University of California campus said they had not made any such commitment.
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Harvard’s Political Fellowships Have Long Been Lightning Rods

September 15, 2017 - 4:43pm
The university’s Institute of Politics is drawing fire for revoking a fellowship that had been offered to Chelsea Manning. It’s the latest in a string of politically fraught moves.
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U. of Virginia’s Next Chief Inherits a Wearied Institution  

September 15, 2017 - 4:20pm
James Ryan, dean of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and a former law professor at UVa, will lead an institution that has gone from crisis to crisis.
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Harvard Withdraws Chelsea Manning’s Visiting Fellowship After CIA Chief’s Challenge

September 15, 2017 - 8:38am
The Central Intelligence Agency director canceled an engagement at the university after it named as a visiting fellow Ms. Manning, a former U.S. Army soldier who leaked classified government data.
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U. of Virginia’s Next President Will Be Harvard Dean

September 15, 2017 - 8:10am
James E. Ryan graduated from UVa’s School of Law and was a faculty member there.
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Faculty Letter at Brown U. Intensifies Standoff Over Tribe’s Claim to Land

September 14, 2017 - 4:51pm
A Native American group argues that a plot of land owned by the university is theirs by ancestral right. Scholars of indigenous studies at Brown cast doubt on the claim.
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When Do a Dean’s Messages About a Graduate Union Go Too Far?

September 14, 2017 - 3:06pm
Some faculty members at Cornell University have accused an administrator of unfairly trying to influence a unionization vote. Two messages, and their timing, are at the heart of the dispute.
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U. of Virginia Will Donate KKK’s 1921 Gift to Charlottesville Victims

September 14, 2017 - 12:40pm
The University of Virginia, which received a $1,000 pledge from the Ku Klux Klan 96 years ago, said it would donate the sum’s present-day equivalent, $12,500.
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Teaching Newsletter: A New Core? 9/14/2017

September 14, 2017 - 11:54am
How much interest is there in creating a common academic experience?
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