Higher Education News

Universities Face New Scrutiny Over Spending by Private Foundations

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 14, 2017 - 2:55am
The nonprofit entities often operate with little or no public oversight, but state legislators are starting to pay attention.
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Chancellor Is Named at UC-Berkeley

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 13, 2017 - 1:10pm
Carol T. Christ is a longtime scholar of Victorian literature and more recently interim vice chancellor and provost there.
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2 Former Penn State Officials Plead Guilty in Sandusky Case

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 13, 2017 - 12:07pm
The pleas, to charges of child endangerment, could land them in prison for five years, and leave Graham Spanier, the university's former president, as the only remaining defendant.
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In Defending Free Speech, Says Teresa Sullivan, ‘the Middle Ground Is the High Ground’

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 13, 2017 - 2:57am
In remarks to a meeting of college leaders, the University of Virginia president noted campus controversies where free expression has come under attack from both sides of the political spectrum.
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How GoFundMe Changed 3 Students’ Fortunes

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 13, 2017 - 2:55am
More students and families are turning to the crowdfunding website to raise money for college. Here are three of their stories.
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How Colleges Can Open Powerful Educational Experiences to Everyone

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 12, 2017 - 5:00pm
Experiential-learning opportunities help students apply the classroom to the real world, but many of them don't get the chance.
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‘We Live Very Segregated Lives’

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 12, 2017 - 4:32pm
A higher-education researcher knows that determination is just one of the ingredients low-income students need to have a shot at succeeding in college.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (3/17/2017)

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 12, 2017 - 4:30pm
Wright State University appointed its first female president, and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth named its first African-American leader.  
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‘A Belief Change’ in Admissions

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 12, 2017 - 4:30pm
An admissions official at the University of Pennsylvania explains its new way to do holistic review and why other colleges are following suit.
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Working Smarter, Not Harder, in Admissions

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 12, 2017 - 4:30pm
A team-based approach to initial reviews can often save time and may allow for better evaluations.
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Watch These Children Steal an Academic's Spotlight in BBC Interview

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 10, 2017 - 10:26am
An international-affairs expert wards off young photobombers during a live interview.
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St. Olaf College to Remove Accused Professor's Name From Building

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 10, 2017 - 2:54am
The college said it had confirmed details of former students' allegations of sexual misconduct by the professor, a Holocaust survivor who died in 2010.
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At Baylor, a Scandal’s Constant Drip Means a Relentless Spotlight

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 10, 2017 - 2:46am
Some students and alumni are wearied by a parade of headlines about the university’s handling of sexual assault. But others say the focus should remain until problems are fully acknowledged and fixed.
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Meet the Professor Using March (Mammal) Madness to Draw Students to Science

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 10, 2017 - 2:05am
Katie Hinde created an NCAA-tournament-style contest that pits 64 animals against each other. It has succeeded even in the distraction-heavy business end of college basketball’s season.
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Working Smarter, Not Harder, in Admissions

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 9, 2017 - 10:00pm
A team-based approach to initial reviews  can often save time and may allow  for better evaluations
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Citing Security Fears, IRS Suspends Key Tool in Financial-Aid Process

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 9, 2017 - 5:22pm
After reports swirled about an outage, the government said it had taken offline a resource that makes it easier for people to fill out the Fafsa. College-access groups raised alarms.
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Chicago State Settles $4.3-Million Whistle-Blower Lawsuit

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 9, 2017 - 2:58pm
A former senior counsel for the university had sued, claiming that he was fired after reporting misconduct by the leadership.
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Demand for Information on Harvard Gift Raises Thorny Issues for Fund Raisers

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 9, 2017 - 11:34am
A federal judge overseeing an investor-fraud case has ordered the university to provide testimony and documents showing how a donor sent money to the institution.
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Universal Basic Income: An Idea Whose Scholarly Time Has Come?

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 9, 2017 - 2:55am
Business leaders like Elon Musk and Bill Gates have given weight to the notion that every adult should someday receive a cost-of-living stipend. It’s a bold notion that academic researchers have largely had trouble tackling.
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