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Under Fire, National Academies Toughen Conflict-of-Interest Policies

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 25, 2017 - 2:55am
Critics of two reports by the academies have cited potential disclosure problems among study panelists. Now, an official says, the idea of a policy review "has just gained more and more traction."
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Can ‘Guided Pathways’ Keep Students From Being Overwhelmed by Choice?

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 25, 2017 - 2:55am
Academic advisers see evidence that prescribed course sequences can keep community-college students from making "horrendous mistakes" that stall their academic progress.
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For March for Science Leaders, the Work Is Just Beginning

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 25, 2017 - 2:17am
Organizers of Saturday’s global event say they want to capitalize on the enthusiasm of participants, and have no shortage of ideas for the future of science advocacy.
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Kristina Johnson Is Named Chancellor of SUNY

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 24, 2017 - 1:20pm
A former under secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy under President Obama will lead the State University of New York system.
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Education Dept. Announces Moves to Ease Burden of Fafsa Tool's Absence

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 24, 2017 - 11:05am
The agency has relaxed financial-verification requirements to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in response to the outage of the IRS's data-retrieval tool.
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In the DeVos Era, New Higher-Ed Policy Could Come From the Senate

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 24, 2017 - 2:55am
The U.S. Senate education committee has been able to work together on bipartisan legislation in the past. But will early disputes jeopardize lawmakers’ ability to come to the table?
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As May 1 Nears, N.Y.’s Free-Tuition Plan Sows Confusion About What Private Colleges Can Offer

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 24, 2017 - 2:55am
And even at public institutions, officials worry about whether there will be enough space, not to mention money.
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Students Oppose Pomona College's Hiring of Alice Goffman as a Visiting Scholar

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 24, 2017 - 2:42am
In an open letter, protesters question the process behind the controversial ethnographer's hiring and demand that the hire be rescinded. The college defends its process as rigorous.
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A Liberal Student Questions the Suppression of Conservative Campus Speakers

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 23, 2017 - 4:36pm
A self-described liberal, Zachary Wood wants to ensure that conservative voices are heard along with progressive ones at Williams College. His classmates don’t always agree.
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‘I Don’t Want to Back Down’

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 23, 2017 - 4:36pm
A self-described liberal, Zachary Wood wants to ensure that conservative scholars and views are heard at Williams College. His classmates don’t always agree.
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Awards and Fellowships (4/28/2017)

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 23, 2017 - 4:35pm
Academics were among the winners of the PEN America Literary Awards and the Pulitzer Prizes. Fellowships were awarded to academics doing research on education and public engagement.
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A Strategy to Transcend Gender Inequities

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 23, 2017 - 4:32pm
Women in science and engineering may overcome some of the barriers they find in the United States by being more involved in international collaborations, a new book says.
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Getting Minority Ph.D. Students to the Finish Line

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 23, 2017 - 4:30pm
Formal mentoring programs like those at two universities in Iowa aim to diversify the professoriate, especially in the sciences and mathematics.
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What I'm Reading: ‘The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge’

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 23, 2017 - 4:30pm
In a republished essay from 1939, a president finds persuasive arguments in support of the liberal arts.
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Mentoring the Mentors

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 23, 2017 - 4:30pm
What’s the difference between an adviser and a mentor? Iowa State University has stepped up its training for professors who give students more than just advice.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (4/28/2017)

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 23, 2017 - 4:30pm
New education deans were appointed at Austin Peay State and Quinnipiac Universities.
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Selected New Books on Higher Education (April 2017)

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 23, 2017 - 4:23pm
Among the new books is a collection of autobiographical essays by 13 Native American undergraduates and graduates of Dartmouth College.
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No Dampening Their Commitment to Science

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 22, 2017 - 3:02pm
Signs and crowds for the March for Science show concern for respecting facts and research.
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Resident Advisers Gain the Right to Unionize

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 21, 2017 - 7:17pm
A regional officer of the National Labor Relations Board ruled in a George Washington University case that the undergraduate advisers are employees with collective-bargaining rights.
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NLRB Clears the Way for Resident Advisers to Unionize

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
In an unprecedented decision, the National Labor Relations Board has held that undergraduate resident advisers are eligible to unionize, in a case involving George Washington University.
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