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After Faculty Outcry, UNC Will Allow Athletics Course to Be Taught Again

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 19, 2017 - 12:16pm
The class, which covers the infamous Chapel Hill academic-fraud scandal, will be offered in the spring. A planned offering was canceled under ambiguous circumstances in the fall of 2016.
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A Debate About White Supremacy and Medieval Studies Exposes Deep Rifts in the Field

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 18, 2017 - 7:20pm
Medievalists have been wrestling with their field’s connection to white supremacists. Now, one of their own has sharply challenged their fears, revealing a struggle to define the discipline’s future.
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Milo Yiannopoulos and Student Group Say Berkeley Is Trying to Derail ‘Free Speech Week’

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 18, 2017 - 1:06pm
Mr. Yiannopoulos said the event would go on despite what he called the university’s efforts to disrupt it. A spokesman said the institution would continue to work with the group.
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Georgia Tech Student Is Shot by Campus Police, Sending University Into Shock

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 18, 2017 - 9:55am
Scout Schultz, a computer-engineering student and president of the Georgia Tech Pride Alliance, allegedly brandished a knife during the encounter.
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Trump Administration Taps New Leader for Black-College Initiative

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 18, 2017 - 8:49am
Johnathan Holifield, a consultant and former NFL player, has been appointed executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges.
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Cornell U. Announces Steps After Apparent Hate Crime

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 18, 2017 - 8:27am
The university is trying to become “more equitable, inclusive, and welcoming,” its president says, after a black student was physically assaulted and called racial slurs.
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The Free-Speech Stronghold

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 17, 2017 - 5:00pm
Purdue University has won praise for embracing all expression. What risk does that posture bring in an era of violence?
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The Nontraditional College President: Here to Stay

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
The corporate outsider as college president has become a faculty boogeyman, but Scott Beardsley, dean of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, can defend him (yes, usually him).
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Gen Z Changes the Debate About Devices in the Classroom

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
A new generation has arrived on campus and is reshaping the conversation about the academic value of phones and laptops.
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How Generations X, Y, and Z May Change the Academic Workplace

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
Here are four ways in which the these generations differ from one another, and how administrators, faculty members, and students might bridge those gaps.
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These Tech-Savvy Professors Have Gray Hair

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
Not all older faculty members want to keep up with the latest gizmos. But there are plenty of power users with grandkids.
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Building a Campus for Foster Kids Only

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
Some say a Kansas-based nonprofit’s plans for a new college are misguided.
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The Free-Speech Divide Is a Generation Gap

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
Why students and professors may think differently about free expression.
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‘Everything Is a Business’

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
The corporate outsider as college president has become a faculty boogeyman, but Scott Beardsley, dean of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, can defend him (yes, usually him).
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When You Need That One and Only Book

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
The student and faculty projects universities tout are built on research. Interlibrary-loan managers help make sure that research is available.
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From Foster Care to Freshman Year

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
A complicated set of challenges put these students at high risk in college. Some programs provide them with a better chance of success.
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The Cleanup Never Ends

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
For the modern residential university, image can be everything. These are the unseen, unacknowledged workers who keep a university’s campus clean.
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They Keep the College Moving

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
Behind a university’s research, class field trips, and student recruitment efforts is "a virtual smorgasbord of vehicles." Meet the mechanics who keep them running.
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On Social Media, They Represent the College 24/7

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
Most colleges have social-media accounts with multitudes of followers. The staff members who run those accounts have an outsized influence on the institution’s image..
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A Diplomat Between Powerful Leaders

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
The secretary of a college’s governing board is often called upon to ferry information between the college’s administration and the board.
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