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Georgetown’s Plan Spurs Hopes for a Shift in How Universities Confront Ties to Slavery

September 2, 2016 - 2:49am
The university’s effort to make amends for its past stands out for its scope, experts say, even though other universities may not be in a position to take similar steps.
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U. of Kentucky Will Uncover Controversial Mural Depicting Slaves

September 1, 2016 - 11:38am
The painting will be surrounded by "other works of art" that provide "a larger narrative" of the university's history, the institution's president says.
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Rowan U. Tells Students Not to Drink the Water, Citing Elevated Lead Levels

September 1, 2016 - 10:04am
The New Jersey institution is handing out bottled water after detecting lead in the water at several buildings on its Glassboro campus.
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Campuses With Child-Care Centers Are on the Decline, Report Says

September 1, 2016 - 10:01am
The trend occurred while the number of college students who are also parents ballooned from 3.2 million in the 1990s to 4.8 million in 2012.
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Georgetown Will Give Admissions Preferences to Descendants of Slaves It Sold

September 1, 2016 - 7:32am
The move, among other actions, comes amid a nationwide effort by colleges to reckon with their historical involvement with slavery.
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Denied Tenure, a Professor Starts a Hunger Strike

September 1, 2016 - 2:56am
Juan J. Rojo, an assistant professor of Spanish at Lafayette College, says the president’s decision to veto a recommendation in his favor violates shared governance and undermines the institution’s commitment to diversity.
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Elsevier’s New Patent for Online Peer Review Throws a Scare Into Open-Source Advocates

September 1, 2016 - 2:55am
The giant journal company said it was merely protecting its own proprietary system. But a wave of critics on social media said they were suspicious of its motives.
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How the Salaita Incident Imperiled the Program That Tried to Hire Him

August 31, 2016 - 10:59pm
After revoking a job offer to Steven G. Salaita, in 2014, the University of Illinois’s flagship felt repercussions on a global scale. The dwindling fortunes of its American Indian-studies program show there were internal consequences, too.
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Amazon and Wells Fargo End Student-Loan Partnership

August 31, 2016 - 3:23pm
The program, which offered discounted interest rates to Amazon subscribers, was offered for only about a month.
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Felician U. Investigates Email That Disparaged Black Students

August 31, 2016 - 11:30am
The university's president said the message, sent from the account of the director of residence life, most likely came from someone who wanted to harm Felician's reputation.
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College of Charleston Halts Alcohol-Related Activities for Fraternities and Sororities

August 31, 2016 - 10:57am
The ban will be lifted after chapters undergo a review and every member completes training about alcohol and substance abuse.
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CUNY Investigates Possible Misuse of $600,000 at City College of N.Y.

August 31, 2016 - 2:56am
Faculty members at the system’s flagship asked for the inquiry after learning this summer that the account held just $76.
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U. of Colorado Business Dean Steps Down

August 31, 2016 - 2:55am
The dean has been at the center of three federal gender-discrimination complaints.
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Is Anybody Reading the Syllabus? To Find Out, Some Professors Bury Hidden Gems

August 31, 2016 - 2:31am
Professors have long struggled with getting students to read the syllabus thoroughly. Now they are trying different tricks to engage students.
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What One College Learned From Creating Housing for Recovering Addicts

August 30, 2016 - 10:25pm
Administrators at the College of New Jersey say they had to create an inclusive environment not only for those students but also for any students who choose to live substance-free.
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Why College Alumni Don’t Give to Their Alma Maters: They Think Other Charities Need Money More

August 30, 2016 - 1:53pm
Among graduates who give, 26 percent said they would donate more if they could earmark their money for specific campus purposes, according to a new survey.
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Hillary Clinton Names Rohit Chopra to Her Transition Team

August 30, 2016 - 1:51pm
A former student-loan watchdog at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau signals the campaign's aggressive approach to for-profit education.
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U. of Texas Graduate Student Is Released From Iranian Jail

August 30, 2016 - 12:22pm
Omid Kokabee, a doctoral student in physics, was arrested and charged with working with foreign nations in 2011.
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Mississippi State Replaces State Flag With American Flag on Drill Field

August 30, 2016 - 12:01pm
The university's Faculty and Student Association Senates have long advocated that Mississippi change its state flag, which bears a Confederate emblem.
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U. of the Incarnate Word Permanently Removes President Who Was on Leave

August 30, 2016 - 2:56am
The board had placed the longtime president, Louis Agnese Jr., on medical leave earlier this month, citing concerns about "uncharacteristic behavior and comments."
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