Higher Education News

‘Fail State’ Confronts For-Profits and Laments the Disinvestment in Publics

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 3, 2017 - 4:30pm
A new documentary film charts the rise of for-profit colleges and questions higher education’s financial-aid model.
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Chapel Hill’s New Civil War

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 3, 2017 - 4:30pm
A monument to the Confederacy known as Silent Sam stands at the main entrance of the U. of North Carolina. It’s ripping the campus apart. So what’s keeping it there?
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Summer STEM Camps No Longer Just for the Affluent

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 3, 2017 - 4:30pm
They draw underrepresented high-school women and minorities into rewarding careers. Federal and private grants help keep fees from being an obstacle. And colleges identify standout students for recruiting.
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Professor at UC-Santa Cruz Disputes Sexual-Assault Accusations

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 3, 2017 - 10:33am
Campus officials say they are "deeply concerned" about anonymous allegations of sexual assault and harassment by Gopal Balakrishnan.
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Spotted at a White-Power Rally, but Still Popular With Campus Republicans

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 1, 2017 - 8:24pm
James Allsup, former head of the Washington State U. College Republicans, won re-election as president of the campus chapter. But he was found to be ineligible for the office because he will soon graduate.
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Passage of Senate Tax-Reform Bill Leaves Colleges Scrambling

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 1, 2017 - 6:25pm
As lawmakers prepare to hash out the differences in bills passed by both chambers of Congress, here’s what each would mean for higher ed.
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Everyone Agrees on Value of Apprenticeships. The Question Is How to Pay for Them.

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 1, 2017 - 4:43pm
Advocates for the job-training positions also face challenges stemming from loose definitions of what they are and negative public perceptions of who they serve.
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What You Need to Know About the GOP Bill to Bring Sweeping Changes to Higher Ed

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 1, 2017 - 8:36am
The bill, to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, would repeal the gainful-employment regulation, codify Title IX guidance, simplify the Fafsa, and eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
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Quarrel at a Flagship Ignites a Battle With GOP Legislators

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 30, 2017 - 8:11pm
Lawmakers say the University of Nebraska isn’t doing enough to protect free speech and conservative voices. The university says the charges are reckless and motivated by a political agenda that is eroding trust in higher education.
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UVa Professor Accused of Sexual Harassment Will Not Teach in the Spring

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 30, 2017 - 6:39pm
The professor, John Casey, an award-winning creative-writing instructor, is the subject of at least three Title IX complaints.
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As Higher Education Grows More Crucial, How Can It Be Improved?

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 30, 2017 - 4:15pm
The American Academy of Arts & Sciences lays out recommendations for educating the next generation of students.
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Higher Ed Hates the GOP Tax Proposals. Here Are 3 Reasons Why.

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 30, 2017 - 3:28pm
At the top of the list are plans to tax tuition waivers for graduate students and other college employees, to remove incentives for charitable giving, and to tax the investment earnings of some private-college endowments.
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Texas State U. President Condemns Anti-Whiteness Student Op-Ed as ‘Racist’

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 30, 2017 - 10:10am
A provocative opinion column about race at the university drew heavy criticism on the campus.
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Everyone Hates Course Evaluations

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 30, 2017 - 7:59am
Yes, they’re flawed. But they’re not the only way to gather students’ perspectives.
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How One College Has Set Out to Fix ‘a Culture of Blatant Sexual Harassment’

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 29, 2017 - 6:19pm
Students, faculty, and administrators hope to bring about sweeping cultural change at the Berklee College of Music, where 11 professors have been fired for sexual misconduct over the past 13 years.
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A Political-Science View of Trump’s Reported Census Pick

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 29, 2017 - 5:24pm
Thomas Brunell’s work challenges a widely held conviction in his field, that political competition is healthy for democracy. Fellow scholars say his study is useful to consider, even if few agree with him.
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These Minority-Serving Institutions Could Lose Money Under the House Republicans’ New Plan

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 29, 2017 - 4:04pm
Legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act would stiffen eligibility requirements for colleges, including historically black colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, and other minority-serving institutions, to receive funds under Title III and Title V of the law.
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3 Startling Claims From California’s Lawsuit Against a For-Profit College

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 29, 2017 - 3:44pm
California’s attorney general sued Ashford University on Wednesday, saying it had misled prospective students, among other illegal practices.
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Far-Right Speaker Is Arrested at U. of Connecticut After Physical Confrontation

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 29, 2017 - 9:56am
Lucian Wintrich was at the university to deliver a speech titled “It’s OK to Be White.” He grabbed a woman after she appeared to take a piece of paper from the lectern where he was speaking.
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‘Apple-esque’: New Student-Aid Mobile App Earns Oohs and Ahhs

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 29, 2017 - 7:48am
The new app, which the Education Department says will be rolled out in the spring, would allow students to apply for federal financial aid and check their credit score, among other features.
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