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Promise and Peril for Undocumented Students

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 31, 2017 - 10:00pm
With President Trump poised to rescind or at least sharply curtail the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, here’s a selection of Chronicle articles with background and context on the history of the program and its vulnerable participants.
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Faculty Members Organize to Fight ‘Fascist’ Interlopers on Campuses

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 31, 2017 - 8:48pm
The Campus Anti-Fascist Network is a new coalition of faculty, staff, and students who want to push back against far-right speakers and websites that call out their peers for perceived liberal bias.
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Education Dept. Appointee’s For-Profit Past Draws Flak, but It’s Complicated

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 31, 2017 - 6:00pm
Julian Schmoke Jr., a former dean at DeVry University, will lead enforcement activities at the Department of Education, which cracked down on fraud among for-profit colleges.
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The Changing Demands of the IR Job

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 31, 2017 - 3:28pm
See how job ads for institutional researchers have changed over 30 years.
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Higher Ed’s Data Experts Face a Crossroads

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 31, 2017 - 2:41pm
Can institutional researchers help colleges prove their value?
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Civil-Rights Official Lists Attacking Hillary Clinton on Résumé

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 31, 2017 - 1:48pm
Candice Jackson, acting assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, included her campaign activities for President Trump in the 2016 election.
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Colleges Confront the Perils of Frats

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 30, 2017 - 1:42pm
Alcohol, hazing, and secrecy are a dangerous combination. How are colleges trying to limit the risks?
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How One University Is Challenging an Ugly ‘Tradition’ Among Students

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 30, 2017 - 1:41pm
Five years after a student’s death, Cornell University has found that rules may help combat hazing, but changing mind-sets is the key.
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Who Helps and Hurts in Fighting Unruly Frats

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 30, 2017 - 1:41pm
As colleges try to rein in hazing and other misconduct, they will find some natural partners both on campus and off. Other groups may not always be so helpful.
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Grand Canyon U. Suspends Professor for Saying Some Black Lives Matter Supporters ‘Should Be Hung’

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 30, 2017 - 1:11pm
The faculty member is one of many who in recent months have been suspended and rebuked by their institutions for making controversial comments.
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U. of North Carolina Is the Latest to Deny Event Space to White Nationalist

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 30, 2017 - 1:03pm
Chancellor Carol L. Folt said she had made the decision based on the potential safety risks that a visit by the white supremacist Richard Spencer could present.
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After Charlottesville, What Will the College Republicans Stand For?

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 29, 2017 - 7:38pm
Members of the student organization, long a minority group in higher education, may continue to serve as gleeful instigators on campuses. And if they don’t, someone else might take up the mantle.
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Boston U. and Wheelock College Explore Potential Merger

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 29, 2017 - 2:15pm
More details will be available in coming weeks as the university and the nearby college discuss their plans.
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ED Provides Information Site, Activates Emergency Response Contact Center in Response to Hurricane Harvey

U.S. Department of Education Blog - August 29, 2017 - 2:04pm

In response to the devastating impacts of Hurricane Harvey, the U.S. Department of Education has activated an emergency response contact center and created an information page on the ED website.

ED’s Hurricane Harvey Information webpage contains relevant information from the U.S. Department of Education as well as links to other Federal resources to assist those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The website will be updated as new information is received so users are urged to continue checking the site for the latest.

A press release from ED announcing the emergency response contact center stated,

The Department’s K-12 and Higher Education stakeholders who are seeking informational resources as well as those seeking relief from Department-based administrative requirements should contact the Department toll free at 1-844-348-4082 or by email at HarveyRelief@ed.gov.

In addition, the press release offered information for student loan borrowers affected by the hurricane.

The Department has also directed federal student loan servicers to provide impacted borrowers flexibility in managing their loan payments during this time. Borrowers can contact their student loan servicer for more information or call 1-800-4FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) to find out their servicer’s contact information.

Additional information for borrowers is available from Federal Student Aid at https://studentaid.gov/hurricane-harvey.

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U. of Tampa Fires Professor Who Called Hurricane Harvey ‘Karma’ for Texas

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 29, 2017 - 9:08am
A tweet by the sociologist — linking the storm to Texans’ having voted Republican — does not represent the views of the university, it said.
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Colleges Are Trying a Broad Approach to Autistic Students. What Will That Cost?

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 28, 2017 - 8:31pm
Students on or around the autism spectrum are enrolling in ever greater numbers. Colleges are trying to identify them, set them up for success, and figure out how to pay for it all.
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American U. Expels 18 Students for Involvement in Rogue Frat

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 28, 2017 - 4:36pm
The university cracked down on members of a group that had repeatedly been accused of hazing sexual assault, and other violations.
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Dartmouth Professors Show Support for Lecturer After Antifa Interviews

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 28, 2017 - 4:35pm
More than 100 faculty members asked Philip J. Hanlon, the college’s president, to retract a statement that disavows comments by Mark Bray on anti-fascist activism.
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For-Profit Colleges Find Few Reasons to Lobby a Friendlier Education Dept.

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 28, 2017 - 1:44pm
Proprietary colleges have scaled back their lobbying efforts in part because of a lack of staff at the department and a limited policy agenda in Congress.
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