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Columbia U. Professor, Friend of James Comey, Says He’s ‘Welcome to Join Us Next Year’

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 8, 2017 - 9:59am
The faculty member, Daniel Richman, was name-dropped during Mr. Comey’s highly anticipated testimony on Thursday before a U.S. Senate committee.
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Morehouse College’s Interim President Dies Suddenly

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 8, 2017 - 9:41am
William J. Taggart was appointed to the post in April, after the college’s board ended the previous president’s contract early.
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Education Dept. Gives Firm Hint at Rollback of Gainful-Employment Rule

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 8, 2017 - 2:55am
In a letter to Senate Democrats, the Education Department signaled that it may roll back the Obama-era regulations. A new report explains why that may be bad news for taxpayers.
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When Fraternities Go Underground, Problems Surface

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 7, 2017 - 9:36pm
After colleges crack down, some Greek groups spring back to life in unofficial form. And campus officials are limited in what they can do about it.
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Trump Will Push Apprenticeships, Using Accreditation and Student Aid

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 7, 2017 - 8:43pm
The president wants regulatory changes that would encourage greater use of apprenticeship training in higher education, a White House aide said.
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What One University Likes About a Standardized Test of Student Learning

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 7, 2017 - 4:20pm
Some colleges have moved away from using exams like the Collegiate Learning Assessment to measure critical-thinking skills. An administrator at the University of New Mexico­, which did well in a recent analysis of test results, explains what it gains from using the tool.
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U. of Michigan Can Ban Handguns, Appeals Court Rules

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 7, 2017 - 12:39pm
The decision says the university's campuses are not affected by a state law that prevents local units of government from limiting gun ownership and carrying.
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Stevens Institute of Technology’s Plan to Honor Greg Gianforte Stirs Outrage

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 6, 2017 - 9:49pm
The congressman-elect, who has supported creationism and opposed LGBT rights, gave $20 million to his alma mater for a new facility that will bear his name. Some alumni, students, and faculty are upset.
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Koch Foundation Officer, a Critic of Title IX Guidance, Will Join Education Dept.

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 6, 2017 - 12:12pm
Adam Kissel, who has criticized federal policy on campus sexual assault, was chosen to serve as deputy assistant secretary for higher-education programs.
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Lawmakers Grill DeVos on Budget Proposal

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 6, 2017 - 11:20am
The education secretary took fire from both sides of the aisle on Tuesday during a tense U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing about the Trump administration’s 2018 budget request.
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Chronicle of Higher Education - June 6, 2017 - 2:55am
We’ve started a new email, for individual 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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