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Obama to Deliver First Speech as Ex-President at U. of Chicago

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 21, 2017 - 10:53am
The subject will have to do with civic engagement and community organizing, his office said.
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From Alaska to Georgia, Why 6 Scientists Will March on Washington

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 21, 2017 - 2:55am
Thousands of scientists and their supporters from across the country will take part this weekend in the March for Science. Here are the stories of six of them.
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2 Illinois Professors Were Laid Off. Then They Got Tenure. Now What?

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 21, 2017 - 2:55am
Western Illinois University says a state budget impasse and enrollment woes forced it to cut back. Now, Holly A. Stovall and Sherry Lindquist are fighting for their jobs.
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A Journal’s Apology Prompts Soul-Searching Over Racial Gatekeeping in Academe

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 21, 2017 - 2:51am
The decision to allow a scholar with views seen as aiding white supremacy to write a book review has sparked commentary about who in the academy gets called on to contribute.
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A Key Tool’s Outage Threatens to Set Back Financial-Aid Reforms

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 21, 2017 - 2:44am
The Internal Revenue Service’s data-retrieval tool is out of commission. That threatens to undermine important changes in financial aid, which took effect only months ago.
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Cal State Hires More Managers Than Faculty or Support Staff, Audit Finds

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 20, 2017 - 3:05pm
The state auditor also found that the system could not sufficiently explain why it needed all the new managers.
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Berkeley Reverses Decision to Cancel Ann Coulter Speech

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 20, 2017 - 2:44pm
The university had canceled the event, citing safety concerns, but found a place on the campus for her to speak on May 2.
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Fordham U. Faculty Votes No Confidence in President

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 20, 2017 - 12:15pm
After the vote, the Rev. Joseph M. McShane sent a campuswide email saying that despite the result he still supported faculty members.
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How a Group That Defended Affirmative Action Evolved Into an Anti-Trump Force

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 20, 2017 - 2:55am
The group, known as By Any Means Necessary, has roots in battles over the use of race in college admissions. It has now embraced a new phase of its radical activism: "Defeat Trump by any means necessary."
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An Instructor Saw Digital Distraction in Class. So She Showed Students What She’d Seen on Their Screens.

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 20, 2017 - 2:55am
A graduate student at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor cataloged every instance of students getting distracted in class, and then presented her findings to them.
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In Renting Out Space, Do Colleges Invite Trouble?

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 20, 2017 - 2:55am
Both Auburn and Texas A&M Universities got unwelcome visits from a prominent white supremacist as a result of policies that let outsiders stage events on campus.
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Does Financial Literacy Betray Racial Bias?

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 20, 2017 - 2:44am
In a provocative paper, researchers argue that the emphasis on money-management skills perpetuates false stereotypes that black people lack basic financial sense.
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Berkeley Cancels Speech by Ann Coulter, Citing Possibility of Rioting

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 19, 2017 - 3:05pm
The student groups hosting the event say the university's action amounts to "unconstitutional prior restraint," and Ms. Coulter says she will be there regardless.
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Faculty Union at Rider U. Votes No Confidence in University's President

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 19, 2017 - 12:37pm
The union cited "a series of rash actions" by the president, Gregory G. Dell'Omo, who took office in 2015, among the reasons for the vote.
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The Next Higher-Ed Funding Battle to Watch May Be in New Mexico

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 19, 2017 - 2:56am
A veto of higher-education funding by the state’s governor, Susana Martinez, is the latest concerning development for public colleges in the state.
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The Pathway to a College Presidency Is Changing, and a New Report Outlines How

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 19, 2017 - 2:55am
As the campus leader’s job has become more dynamic, the traditional career trajectory toward it has become more varied. The provost’s office is no longer a mandatory steppingstone.
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A White Supremacist Comes to Auburn

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 19, 2017 - 2:43am
Richard Spencer brought his defense of the alt-right movement to the Alabama institution on Tuesday, against the wishes of university leaders.    
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The '4-Hour Guy' Shares His Theories on Learning Fast

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 19, 2017 - 2:31am
Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week, describes the experiential approaches he uses to help people teach themselves.
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Baylor U.’s Pick as New President Will Be First Woman at Its Helm

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 18, 2017 - 2:07pm
Linda A. Livingstone is currently dean and professor of management at the George Washington University School of Business.
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Top Researcher's Departure Prompts Faculty Protest at U. of Utah Institute

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 18, 2017 - 1:21pm
Faculty members at the Huntsman Cancer Institute were notified on Monday, with no explanation, that Mary Beckerle was leaving her posts as chief executive and director.
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