Higher Education News

How Artists Push Social Change

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 18, 2017 - 2:55am
Sarah E. Lewis, an assistant professor of art history and African-American studies at Harvard University, discusses the relationship between creativity and social justice. This is part of a special series of video highlights from SXSWedu, produced by The Chronicle.
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6 Years Ago This Department Got the Ax. Where Are the Faculty and Staff Now?

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 18, 2017 - 2:37am
When Washington State closed its theater and dance department in 2011, the displaced professors were forced down circuitous career paths. But the closure presented opportunities for some.
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After Video Shows Student Punching Woman, University Confirms Investigation

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 17, 2017 - 2:16pm
The video shows Nathan Damigo, a student at California State University at Stanislaus and a white supremacist, knocking the woman to the ground during clashes in Berkeley, Calif.
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Cornell U. Faculty Members Criticize Prosecution of Student Whistle-Blower

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 17, 2017 - 12:38pm
The professors are concerned about the university’s actions concerning a student who shared an internal working document with the campus newspaper.
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The Future of Work: How Colleges Can Prepare Students for the Jobs Ahead

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 17, 2017 - 10:26am
In the eyes of many students and their parents, higher education is tied to a job. And yet the world of work is poised to undergo a number of dramatic changes over the next 10 years. This report explores the future job market, reinventing college career services, and higher education's role in the workforce.
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Publishers and Open-Resource Advocates Square Off on the Future of Course Content

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 17, 2017 - 2:55am
A debate hosted by The Chronicle at this year’s South by Southwest Edu conference offered its fair share of humor — and a few pointed jabs.
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To Teach the Business of Marijuana, One Professor Faces the Challenges of a New Industry

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 17, 2017 - 2:55am
There’s plenty of demand in Colorado for instruction on selling legal cannabis. But building a course around a fast-changing, heavily regulated industry is a tall order, as Paul Seaborn has found out.
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Math Gets a Makeover

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 16, 2017 - 5:00pm
The latest push to improve mathematics courses seeks to transform them from a gatekeeper to a gateway.
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A Professor Reflects on Her Time in the Eye of a Social-Media Storm

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 16, 2017 - 4:55pm
Areej Zufari says she gave a failing grade to a troublesome student; he told the media he was unfairly singled out for his Christianity. The professor talks about the digital pillorying that came next.
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‘Question the Law’

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 16, 2017 - 4:30pm
A $250,000 award highlights how positive disobedience encourages creativity and change.
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A ‘Microcollege’ for Student Moms

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 16, 2017 - 4:30pm
Bard College, known for its prisoner-education programs, has pioneered a liberal-arts degree geared toward young mothers.
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7 Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Student Parents

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 16, 2017 - 4:29pm
To begin with, make them feel welcome. Then provide the specialized care and services they need.
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College, With Kids

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 16, 2017 - 4:28pm
As more students with young children enroll, colleges find ways to help them succeed.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (4/21/2017)

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 16, 2017 - 4:28pm
Rutgers University at New Brunswick and the University of Minnesota at Crookston have named new chancellors.  
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The Future of Work

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 15, 2017 - 10:00pm
An in-depth report on how colleges can prepare students for the jobs ahead, the changes in the labor market, and what role career services should play.  
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Berkeley Settles Suits With Law Dean, Assistant Who Accused Him of Harassment

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 15, 2017 - 10:49am
Under the terms of the settlement, Sujit Choudhry will pay $50,000 to a charity chosen by Tyann Sorrell, a former executive assistant who accused the dean of repeatedly making unwanted sexual contact.
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Can Lessons Learned From Fighting Al Qaeda Apply to Higher Education?

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 14, 2017 - 2:55pm
William H. McRaven, a retired admiral in the U.S. Navy who is now chancellor of the University of Texas system, describes the value of a “team of teams” and the role of the university as a home for dissent.
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Auburn U. Cancels Speech by Richard Spencer

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 14, 2017 - 2:41pm
The white supremacist was scheduled to appear next week at the university and was reported to be paying $700 plus security costs for the event.
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Federal Watchdog Is Investigating Possible Bias in Student-Loan Servicing

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 14, 2017 - 12:43pm
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is looking into whether companies discriminate against borrowers with past-due debt based on their race, sex, or gender.
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Why Politicians Love to Talk About Training Welders

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 14, 2017 - 2:55am
In recent years the trade has become a prime example when political leaders talk about the skills gap. What gives?
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