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Impeachment of Black Student Leader Raises Uncomfortable Questions at Clemson U.

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 27, 2017 - 4:56pm
The vote comes one month after the student-government vice president led a protest during the Pledge of Allegiance.
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College of the Ozarks Now Requires Course in ‘Patriotic Education and Fitness’

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 27, 2017 - 4:33pm
Topics in the class at the small Christian college in Missouri include map reading, the formation of American government, and rifle marksmanship.
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A Radical College’s Public Meltdown

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
How a season of racial protests turned Evergreen State College’s self-examination into a national spectacle.
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In Faculty Job Searches, Partner’s ‘Movability’ Affects Women More Than Men

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 27, 2017 - 3:56pm
Search committees often consider a woman’s relationship status, but not a man’s, a study has found.
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U. of North Dakota Professor Resigns, Citing Rejection of Proposed Lectures on Pipeline Protests

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 27, 2017 - 3:13pm
The proposal, the second to be rejected, would have covered how the Standing Rock Tribe, which led the protests, was discussed on social media.
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Liberty U. President Says Trump Could Be ‘Greatest President Since Abraham Lincoln’

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 27, 2017 - 2:24pm
Jerry Falwell Jr., leader of the evangelical online-learning behemoth, continues to be the U.S. president’s closest ally in higher education.
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Candice Jackson on Campus Sex Assault: ‘We’re Not Asking Schools to Step In as Courts of Law’

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 26, 2017 - 4:34pm
The acting assistant secretary for civil rights spoke to a congressional task force as the Education Department weighs changes in Title IX policy.
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U. of Arkansas System Considers Changes to Ease Tenured-Faculty Firings

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 26, 2017 - 3:49pm
The university says the proposal is merely an effort to align with “current law and best practices.” Some professors say making collegiality a criterion in faculty evaluations is an attack on academic freedom.
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Clemson Student Leader, Who Sat During Pledge of Allegiance as Protest, Is Impeached

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 26, 2017 - 3:00pm
A university spokesman said the move to take action against Jaren Stewart began before he started protesting in solidarity with athletes who kneel during the playing of the national anthem.
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After Outcry, U. of Wisconsin Drops Plan to Suspend Admissions to 2-Year M.B.A. Program

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 26, 2017 - 1:01pm
With declines in applications at many American business schools, especially from abroad, students and alumni fear their programs will close.
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Supercomputers, a Status Symbol in Academe, Compete With the Cloud

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 26, 2017 - 12:44pm
For research universities, the machines confer big-league status. But in-house experts, who can guide researchers to the best computing options, are growing in esteem.
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A Vocational Rehabilitation Success Story: Joseph Cali

U.S. Department of Education Blog - October 26, 2017 - 12:38pm

Note: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

The New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS), which receives Federal funding from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ Rehabilitation Services Administration, is pleased to share Joseph’s (pictured above) success story in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

Following an automobile accident in 2006 resulting in paralysis, Joseph spent several months in physical therapy and rehabilitation and now uses a motorized wheelchair. Joseph went on to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2014 – both from Rutgers University. Joseph also acquired specialized certificates in physical rehabilitation, supervision, and management.

When Joseph connected with the Vocational Rehabilitation program at DVRS, he was working part-time as an Adjunct Professor at Brookdale Community College. Joseph sought assistance from DVRS with modifying his van to independently travel to work and obtaining full-time employment. With the support of DVRS, Joseph took part in a pre-driver and behind-the-wheel driving evaluation to assess his driving needs. DVRS also supported the funding of modifications to Joseph’s van along with the necessary driving instruction.

On the employment front, DVRS certified Joseph as eligible for the Schedule A hiring authority with the Federal government. After attending a Federal job fair, Joseph interviewed with the Social Security Administration, who hired Joseph as a Claims Adjuster in Neptune, NJ. Joseph now works full-time and reports being satisfied with his career path and the services he received from DVRS. A special congratulations to Joseph who recently shared that he is engaged and will be getting married soon!

 

Chris Pope is a WIOA Implementation Team Facilitator in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ Rehabilitation Services Administration at the U.S. Department of Education.

(Cross-posted at the OSERS blog.)

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Talking Teaching With Your Colleagues

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 26, 2017 - 9:38am
Discussions about teaching are often confined to the department level. But dialogue across disciplines can be fostered in unexpected ways.
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Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration Encourages Conversations About Teaching

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 26, 2017 - 9:38am
Discussions about teaching are often confined to the department level. But dialogue across disciplines can be fostered in unexpected ways.
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Advocate for Jewish Civil Rights Is Tapped to Lead Key Education Dept. Office

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 26, 2017 - 8:35am
Kenneth L. Marcus, president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and a professor at Baruch College, has also criticized the department for overreaching on sexual harassment.
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Public Colleges Backslide on Access, Report Says

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 26, 2017 - 1:55am
With income inequality in the headlines, colleges are playing up their role as engines of opportunity. But a new report says some of those institutions now admit a smaller share of needy students than they did 20 years ago.
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UC-Davis Chancellor Seeks to Get Campus Past Scandals

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 25, 2017 - 5:41pm
Bad news from his predecessor’s rocky term in office keeps on coming, and the demand for change on campus hasn’t receded, says Gary May.
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What a Longtime JFK Scholar Expects From the Looming Document Release

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 25, 2017 - 5:15pm
The declassification of more than 3,000 files on JFK’s assassination might give rise to new conspiracy theories, but one professor believes the new documents will not solve any great mysteries.
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After an Alcohol-Soaked Retreat, Sexual-Harassment Complaints, and a Suicide, UC-Davis Faces a Lawsuit

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 25, 2017 - 11:30am
An administrator killed himself after two colleagues complained about his actions on a boozy work trip. His widow says the college is complicit in his death.
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Republicans Want to Talk About Campus Free Speech. What About the Rise in Hateful Speech?

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 25, 2017 - 7:57am
In a letter on Wednesday, Senate Democrats said President Trump's rhetoric has helped fuel a rise in hateful incidents on college campuses.
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