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For Homeless Students, ‘Education Was the Only Way Out’

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 29, 2017 - 5:11pm
Three rising juniors describe how they made it to college despite lacking steady housing, regular meals, and the essential tools to complete their high-school assignments.
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Does Redesigning Classrooms Make a Difference to Students?

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 29, 2017 - 4:30pm
Sleek, high-tech, and pricey classrooms are cropping up on campuses across the country. Some of the spaces might help students learn, but it’s for a surprising reason.
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Talk About Diverse Hiring Often Means Faculty. What About Staff?

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 29, 2017 - 2:17pm
Minority-group members at colleges are underrepresented in managerial positions. A pilot project at the University of California at Berkeley will do something about that.
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U. of California System Changes How It Responds to Sexual Harassment and Violence

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 29, 2017 - 12:09pm
Policy changes include completing investigations within 60 business days and handing down discipline within 40 days.
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A New Theory on How Researchers Can Solve the Reproducibility Crisis: Do the Math

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 28, 2017 - 9:00pm
In the hunt for complex causes of the reproducibility crisis, universities and researchers may not be giving enough attention to a simpler cure.
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With the ‘Coming Battles’ Between People and Machines, Educators Are All the More Vital

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 28, 2017 - 4:15pm
Andrew Ng, a computer scientist and co-founder of Coursera, says innovations in artificial intelligence will both create great wealth and raise ethical challenges if we want not just a wealthier society “but also a fairer society.”
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Preparing the Neediest for Work

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 28, 2017 - 3:31pm
When low-income students enter the work force, they often lack the built-in advantages of their wealthy peers. Can colleges fill the gap?
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The Making of a Modern-Day Apprentice

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 28, 2017 - 11:52am
Working two dead-end jobs and going to college, Victor Gutierrez was ready to give up when he learned about a new kind of apprenticeship.
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Under Fire, These Professors Were Criticized by Their Colleges

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 28, 2017 - 12:27am
There has been a rash of free-speech controversies involving college instructors this year. In many cases, their respective universities took a critical stance. The Chronicle will be tracking such incidents in this article.
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Turkish Scholars in the U.S. Face a Difficult Decision on Speaking Out

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 28, 2017 - 12:18am
Some Turkish professors with secure positions here see it as part of their responsibility to speak out against Turkey’s government. Others, fearing retaliation in Turkey against themselves or their families, have gone quiet.
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College Lawyers Welcome New Clarity of Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 27, 2017 - 10:58pm
The Trump administration is responding to their frustrations about guidance on how to deal with sexual assaults, campus legal officials say.
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Executive Compensation at Public Colleges Rises by 5%, With Texas Leading the Way

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 27, 2017 - 8:00pm
The state had more leaders earning more than $700,000 a year than any other during the 2016 fiscal year.
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Executive Compensation at Private and Public Colleges

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 27, 2017 - 8:00pm
View compensation data on chief executives at public and private nonprofit colleges in the United States as far back as 2008.
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Universities Are Getting a Lesson in the Value of Early Training to Apply for Grants

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 27, 2017 - 7:34pm
With the National Science Foundation’s biological-sciences division closing a valued grant program, some outside scientific societies have offered to step in. But that idea may raise more problems than it solves.
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Senate Democrats Press DeVos on Civil-Rights Enforcement

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 27, 2017 - 1:00pm
Thirty-four senators signed a letter demanding answers to nine questions on the Education Department’s handling of civil-rights investigations.
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