Higher Education News

In a Polarized Climate, Free-Speech Warriors Seize the Spotlight

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 19, 2017 - 5:00pm
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a champion of First Amendment rights, has gained new prominence as campus controversies spread. Yet FIRE has also found itself in the cross hairs of increasingly fraught debates.
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Spreading the Word About Philosophy’s Value

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 19, 2017 - 4:35pm
The American Philosophical Association’s executive director says the discipline has to be proactive in defending itself.
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3 Ways to Support Philosophy on Your Campus

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 19, 2017 - 4:33pm
Find out what departments are doing to help secure their futures.
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A Christian Conservative Professor Accuses Colleges of Indoctrinating Students

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 19, 2017 - 4:30pm
Carol Swain, a political scientist and a Christian conservative, is retiring early from teaching a year after Vanderbilt students called her a bigot and petitioned for her suspension.
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A ‘Sense of Entitlement’

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 19, 2017 - 4:30pm
Carol Swain, a political scientist and a Christian conservative, is retiring early from teaching a year after Vanderbilt students called her a bigot and petitioned for her suspension.
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How to Help Your Department Avoid the Ax

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
What philosophy departments can teach their peers in the humanities about surviving cuts and staying relevant.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (3/24/2017)

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
The University of California at Berkeley appointed its first female chancellor, and a former U.S. secretary of education will be a senior fellow in the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.  
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Where Will the Government Look for Thousands of New Border Agents? On College Campuses

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 17, 2017 - 2:55am
The Trump administration wants to hire 5,000 new Customs and Border Protection officers, and colleges are a prime recruiting ground.
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Students for Bernie Find Their Home in Growing Socialist Movements

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 17, 2017 - 2:55am
Awoken by the former presidential contender and spurred on by President Trump’s election, the Young Democratic Socialists are expanding.
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Why It Matters That Trump Wants to Kill the NEA and NEH

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 17, 2017 - 2:49am
The president’s budget plan may never be enacted, but the call to eliminate the endowments plays to his base and sends a signal about what his administration values.
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Avoiding the Ax

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 16, 2017 - 10:00pm
What philosophy departments can teach their peers in the humanities about surviving cuts and staying relevant.
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Arkansas Is Poised to Shield Public-College Police From Records Requests

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 16, 2017 - 2:22pm
A bill on the governor's desk would deem a swath of records kept by campus police departments at public colleges to be exempt from open-records requests.
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What Trump’s Budget Outline Would Mean for Higher Ed

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 16, 2017 - 1:52pm
President Trump’s "skinny budget," which is just an opening offer in the budget-writing process, proposes cuts in several agencies and programs.
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U. of Wisconsin Campus Reverses Course on Firing Employee Who Supported Trump's Travel Ban

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 16, 2017 - 9:56am
The university's chancellor said it had acted too fast in dismissing Kimberly Dearman, but refuted her claim that she had been terminated for defending the president's policies.
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An Uncertain Future for Higher Education’s Federal ‘Cop on the Beat’

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 16, 2017 - 2:56am
For nearly seven years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken on student-loan companies, big banks, and for-profit universities. With Republicans in charge, what lies ahead for the agency?
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Research or Mission? Professors of Color Face Tough Choices on Where to Work

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 16, 2017 - 2:55am
Faculty members who studied at top research universities discuss the tradeoffs of not teaching at one.
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Trump Will Propose Shutting Down National Arts and Humanities Endowments

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 15, 2017 - 9:20pm
He would be the first president to call for the elimination of the endowments, according to The New York Times.
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Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Second Effort at Travel Ban

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 15, 2017 - 6:23pm
Like the judge who ruled against the president's first travel ban, the latest ruling says the policy would unconstitutionally discriminate against Muslims.
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Campus Police Dispatcher Says She Was Fired for Supporting Trump

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 15, 2017 - 1:00pm
The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse refuted a claim by Kimberly Dearman that she was terminated for telling a coworker she supported the president's initial travel ban.
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How USC Raised $6 Billion and Is Now Seeking More

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 15, 2017 - 12:02pm
The university doubled its fund-raising staff and focused on midlevel donors. Now it’s adding three more years to its record-breaking capital campaign.
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