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Law Dean at Florida International U. Is Tapped for Labor Secretary

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 16, 2017 - 11:00am
R. Alexander Acosta, dean at the Florida law school since 2009, has been approved by the U.S. Senate for three previous positions.
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In First Higher-Ed Address as Education Secretary, DeVos Praises Community Colleges

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 16, 2017 - 8:39am
After a contentious confirmation process, Ms. DeVos was brief but prepared in her first public speech on higher-education issues.
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Undocumented Students’ Fears Escalate After a DACA Recipient’s Arrest

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 16, 2017 - 2:56am
A Mexican immigrant who had been granted protections was detained and threatened with deportation. People like him say they’re growing tired of living in limbo.
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Closing Students’ Achievement Gaps at the National Level

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 16, 2017 - 2:55am
Karen A. Stout, president of Achieving the Dream, says the organization has fostered a conversation around data-driven decision making, and helped improve student outcomes, at the more than 200 colleges it has worked with since 2004. But she says much more needs to be done.
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Student Is Suspended for Filming Instructor Who Made Anti-Trump Remarks

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 15, 2017 - 9:59am
Orange Coast College, a two-year institution in California, took action because the student did not ask the faculty member for permission to videotape in class.
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What Reality TV Taught Trump, According to Professors Who Study It

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 15, 2017 - 2:57am
Scholars of the genre say hosting The Apprentice taught President Trump about the power of spectacle and self-promotion.
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Why Is a University’s Top Lawyer Seeking an Outspoken Professor’s Emails?

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 15, 2017 - 2:55am
A public-records request submitted by the general counsel at the University of Oregon is raising concerns about privacy and academic freedom.
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Mexican Immigrant May Be First DACA Participant Arrested Under Trump

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 14, 2017 - 6:54pm
The immigrant, Daniel Ramirez Medina, was brought the United States illegally by his parents. He says the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals should protect him.
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U. of Texas at San Antonio's President Is Placed on Leave

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 14, 2017 - 3:02pm
The president, Ricardo Romo, had previously announced he would resign. University officials said he was being placed on leave "pending a review of allegations related to his conduct."
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Stanford U. Says Lawyer Was Not Dismissed Over Criticism

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 14, 2017 - 12:54pm
The university's senior associate vice provost said that the lawyer, hired to help students who were making sexual-assault complaints, was let go "because of her fatalistic attitude that she could not get good results for her clients in the process."
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Tenured Faculty, Are You Part of the Problem?

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 14, 2017 - 11:14am
A new essay argues that tenured and tenure-track professors in the humanities are complicit in the exploitation of instructors further down the food chain. We want to know what you think.
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In Admissions Hunt, Some Colleges Consult the King of Clicks: BuzzFeed

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 14, 2017 - 2:55am
Institutions like Temple University have found success in producing branded content on the website best known for its viral "listicles."
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A System Throws Out Its Search for a New Leader. Now What?

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 14, 2017 - 2:55am
In its search for a chancellor, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities passed on all three finalists for the job. Starting over offers challenges, but also a chance to get it right.
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Michigan State Suspends Gymnastics Coach Amid Inquiry Into Former Team Doctor

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 13, 2017 - 2:51pm
A court filing states that Kathie Klages, coach of the women's team, told an alleged victim that reporting the team's doctor could result in "serious consequences."
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17 Universities Join N.Y. Legal Challenge to Trump Immigration Ban

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 13, 2017 - 12:26pm
The group of prominent universities cited the ban's negative effects on their academic operations in registering their support for the civil case.
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‘March for Science’ Organizer Says It’s About the Public, Not the Scientists

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 13, 2017 - 2:55am
Science supporters are marching not just to demand funding and evidence-based research in policies, but also to promote awareness about what scientists do.
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Trump’s Focus on Black Colleges May Seem Unexpected, but the Conversation Started Months Ago

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 13, 2017 - 2:55am
HBCU leaders say the attention is welcome, but they are moving cautiously to ensure the focus is on helping students, not scoring political points.
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U.S. Closure of Animal-Use Database Alarms Both Scientists and Protesters

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 13, 2017 - 2:44am
Academics are among those who say the move reduces public accountability and unfairly suggests that researchers have something to hide.
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Making Committee Service Count

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 12, 2017 - 5:00pm
Serving on faculty panels is often seen as a thankless task, but colleges can make it more rewarding by agreeing on goals and spreading the work fairly.
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Meet the Guy Who Turns Off the Lights When a College Closes

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 12, 2017 - 4:31pm
When the 130-year-old Virginia Intermont College had to shut its doors, an executive business consultant stepped in to settle its affairs.
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