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How One University Extended Its Reach

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 12, 2017 - 4:31pm
A new report from The Chronicle explores the future of enrollment and where colleges will find their next students. Here’s an excerpt.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (2/17/2017)

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 12, 2017 - 4:30pm
The U.S. secretary of education under President Obama will lead the Education Trust, and a former University of Virginia dean will be the next president of Sweet Briar College.  
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The Future of Enrollment: Where Colleges Will Find Their Next Students

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 12, 2017 - 4:01pm
What does the future hold for enrollment and admissions? Gain insights into the latest demographics, student migration patterns, and the changing admissions field to prepare your institution for the decade ahead.
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Scholars Push to Broaden Research on America’s Far Right

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 10, 2017 - 11:00am
Facing an increased demand for information on a topic relatively few have studied, one professor wants to establish a new center. But funding challenges loom.
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State Lawmakers Seek to Force Public Colleges to Protect Speech Rights

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 10, 2017 - 2:55am
New bills try to put new pressure on the colleges to uphold the First Amendment. In two states, legislators want to require such institutions to punish students who attempt to shout down speakers.
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Can a Small College Close to Reinvent Itself? Saint Joseph’s Looks to Find Out

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 10, 2017 - 2:55am
The Indiana college’s leaders said suspending operations would preserve what resources remain, allowing them to work on "a future, re-engineered Saint Joseph’s College."
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An Internet Troll Is Invited to Speak: What’s a College President to Do?

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 10, 2017 - 2:42am
Ana Mari Cauce, president of the University of Washington, faced criticism after declining to block Milo Yiannopoulos from her campus. She talks to The Chronicle about free speech, tolerance, and student safety.
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Court Rebukes Trump’s Travel Ban, and Harm to Universities Plays a Key Role

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 9, 2017 - 9:12pm
A panel of appellate judges affirmed that states have legal standing to challenge the executive order, specifically because of its impact on students and researchers at their public universities.
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Appeals Court Declines to Reinstate Trump's Travel Ban

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 9, 2017 - 4:26pm
Despite the unanimous ruling, many observers have predicted that the case will eventually end up before the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Jury Awards $2.5 Million to Ex-Employee at UC-Riverside in Gender-Bias Case

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 9, 2017 - 12:58pm
The University of California denied the allegations of sexual discrimination, and is considering an appeal of the verdict.
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Lawyer Who Worked on Rape Cases for Stanford Is Dismissed Over Criticism

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 9, 2017 - 12:15pm
Crystal Riggins made critical remarks about the university's process in an interview with The New York Times.
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College Republicans at Central Michigan U. Apologize for Anti-Semitic Valentine

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 9, 2017 - 10:56am
The university condemned the message on the card, saying it was "unacceptable and is not consistent with our values and standards."
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Your Daily Briefing, a New Feature for Chronicle Subscribers

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 9, 2017 - 2:55am
We've started a new email, for subscribers only, that briefs readers on everything they need to know in higher ed to start the day. Here's a sample.
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U. of Michigan Says Racist Emails, Purportedly From Professor, Were Forged

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 8, 2017 - 2:18pm
The messages appeared to come from a computer-security and privacy expert who had advocated recounts in several states following the election of President Trump.
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Big 12 Conference Withholds Funds From Baylor U. Over Title IX Scandal

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 8, 2017 - 11:04am
The conference's governing board voted unanimously to not give the university 25 percent of its revenue distributions, pending an outside review of athletics procedures and governance.
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Betsy DeVos Survived a Historic Confirmation Fight. What’s Next for Higher Ed?

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 8, 2017 - 2:55am
Some experts wonder how much lawmakers will be able to get done on higher education, given their competing priorities and the bitterness over the new secretary’s selection.
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How a 20-Page Letter Changed the Way Higher Education Handles Sexual Assault

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 8, 2017 - 2:55am
The Obama administration’s influential "Dear Colleague" letter on sexual assault reflected a desire to make assault-prevention a national issue. Here’s how that document was born.
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Fear and Loathing in the Campaign’s Wake

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 8, 2017 - 2:55am
How a polarizing election, a free-speech fight, and a real-life internet troll made the U. of Washington turn on itself.
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DeVos, Whose Nomination Brought Historic Controversy, Confirmed as Education Secretary

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 7, 2017 - 10:28am
After a contentious confirmation process, Betsy DeVos finally received Senate approval to serve as education secretary in the Trump administration.
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