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‘Excellent Sheep’ Author Returns to Yale to Tend His Flock

September 26, 2014 - 2:55am

William Deresiewicz says boundless extracurricular activities threaten college’s deepest purpose.

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The Man Who Ranks Philosophy Departments Now Rankles Them, Too

September 26, 2014 - 2:55am

Brian Leiter's Philosophical Gourmet Report carries great weight. But his harsh personal attacks on other scholars leave its future uncertain.

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At Meeting of Knight Commission, Old Ideas Are New Again

September 9, 2014 - 2:58am

A proposal that would eliminate scholarships in nonrevenue sports, replacing them with need-based aid, could save athletics departments millions.

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Report Highlights 3 Universities’ Efforts to Help Disadvantaged Students Succeed

September 9, 2014 - 2:56am

The institutions—in California, Florida, and North Carolina—are serving more low-income students and closing graduation gaps, the Center for American Progress says.

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Women’s Colleges Drop Barriers to Transgender Students

September 9, 2014 - 2:55am

As Mount Holyoke becomes the latest institution to ease limits to transgender women, its peers around the country reflect varying degrees of inclusiveness.

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Volume 61, Issue 2: September 12, 2014

September 8, 2014 - 7:14am
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Colleges’ Ratings Will Reflect Their Missions, Key Education Official Says

September 8, 2014 - 2:58am

The administration’s plan should not create incentives for colleges to accept fewer at-risk students, says the under secretary of education. If it does, "we will have failed."

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Faith in Science as a Job Creator Meets a Disruptor

September 8, 2014 - 2:57am

For a huge new battery plant, Tesla Motors chose Nevada over states that touted the value of having major research universities nearby.

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Oh, the Humanities! Disciplines Survived, Even Thrived, Despite Recession

September 8, 2014 - 2:55am

A new survey finds the economic downturn was hardest on foreign languages, while linguistics enjoyed a slight uptick in enrollments.

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Digital History Center Strives to Connect With the Public

September 7, 2014 - 10:01pm

Historians use technology to lure citizen researchers into the discipline and open the door to innovation by younger scholars.

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From Millennial Donors, Little Loyalty to Alma Mater

September 7, 2014 - 10:01pm

Fewer than half of alumni in this generation have given to their colleges, and many say they’d donate to other causes first. But fund raisers aren’t dismissing them.

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Scholars Challenge Costly Annual Meetings as Too Exclusive

September 7, 2014 - 10:01pm

More people say they can’t make it to national gatherings because of cost or scheduling. But they still want a place at the table.

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A Whistle-Blower Spurs Self-Scrutiny in College Sports

September 7, 2014 - 10:01pm

Mary Willingham appears to have few supporters among academic advisers. But her crusade is having an impact in their world.

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Transitions: New Engineering Dean at U. of Texas at San Antonio; New Provost at Chicago School of Professional Psychology

September 7, 2014 - 10:01pm

JoAnn Browning left a position as an associate dean at the University of Kansas to take the San Antonio post.

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Still a Seawolf: Stony Brook's Dean of Students, Even in Retirement

September 7, 2014 - 10:01pm

Jerrold L. Stein helped students at the former commuter campus on New York's Long Island build a stronger sense of community and spirit.

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Linguist Guides Transition of American Indian Studies at U. of Arizona

September 7, 2014 - 10:01pm
Ofelia Zepeda, who has done research on the Tohono O’odham language, will guide the department as it begins to attract undergraduate majors.
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At Chapel Hill, a Scandal That Won't Die

September 7, 2014 - 10:01pm

Four years on, the University of North Carolina is still trying to resolve a case of widespread academic fraud.

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How Well Do You Know Ivy League Lore?

September 5, 2014 - 2:55am

Here's a quiz based on quotes from "The Ivy League Guidebook," an “insider’s” look at life at the eight institutions in the late 1960s.

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Rise of Online Booksellers Brings Complaints From Campus Bookstores

September 5, 2014 - 2:55am

Campus bookstores say companies’ aggressive tactics hurt business and violate colleges’ exclusivity contracts.

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A Manly Old Guide to the Ivy League

September 5, 2014 - 2:55am

It was the late 1960s. As a generation of students dealt uneasily with the expansion of coeducation, three Harvard undergraduates seized the moment to map out the lay of an elite land.

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