Higher Education News

Judge Temporarily Blocks Enforcement of Trump's Travel Ban

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 4, 2017 - 12:01pm
Government agencies said they would obey the ruling, by a federal judge in Seattle, for now. But the White House said it would seek an emergency stay of the ruling “at the earliest possible time.”
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Yale Panel Recommends Renaming Calhoun College

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 3, 2017 - 11:44am
Controversy over the legacy of a historical proponent of slavery led the university's president to establish the task force.
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One Campus’s iPad Revolution Results in Education Evolution

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 3, 2017 - 11:28am
Mark Lombardi, president of Maryville University, in Missouri, describes some of the interesting changes it has recently made in the education it offers. Technology plays a key role.
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Series Reprint: Chinese Journey

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 3, 2017 - 8:25am
Buy a reprint of three in-depth articles exploring the relationship between Chinese students and American colleges.
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Campuses Are the Place for Difficult Conversations About Faith

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 3, 2017 - 2:55am
Eboo Patel, author of a new book, Interfaith Leadership: A Primer, says religion — and the contributions of believers — should be an integral part of diversity efforts.
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Mayhem at Berkeley Hardens New Battle Lines on Free Speech

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 3, 2017 - 2:55am
Masked protesters, not students, shut down a far-right speaker’s campus appearance and placed the California flagship once again at the center of a debate over free expression.
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Trump Can’t Cut Off Berkeley’s Funds by Himself. His Threat Still Raised Alarm.

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 3, 2017 - 2:52am
The president’s response to violent protests at the University of California at Berkeley drew criticism from many people in academe. It also made clear that universities need to tread carefully in free-speech controversies.
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How a Speaking Tour Meant to Provoke Ended Up Provoking the President

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 2, 2017 - 12:28pm
A controversial speaking tour by the conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos provoked administrative hand-wringing, witnessed a shooting, and eventually went up in flames. Here's how it unfolded.
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In Tweet, Trump Threatens Berkeley With Loss of Federal Funds Over Protests

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 2, 2017 - 5:02am
"If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view - NO FEDERAL FUNDS?" the president wrote.
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Sensing New Threats, Scientists Entertain Political Ambitions

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 2, 2017 - 2:55am
As the White House signals that it may clamp down on communications between federal agencies and the public, some scientists feel pressure to become more politically engaged and even run for office themselves.
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Christian Colleges Balance Faith and Politics in Response to Trump’s Ban on Refugees

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 2, 2017 - 2:54am
Leaders of some faith-based colleges oppose the directive on religious grounds. That view, however, puts them at odds with the president ­— and with some of their own students.
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Berkeley Cancels a Talk by Milo Yiannopoulos as Violent Protests Break Out

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 1, 2017 - 11:00pm
As a large crowd gathered to oppose the Breitbart editor’s speech, some protesters hurled smoke bombs, set fires, and broke windows. The campus cited safety concerns in calling off the event.
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Jerry Falwell’s New Higher-Ed Task Force Could Take Cues From a Private-College Association’s Playbook

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 1, 2017 - 1:48pm
A policy memo cited by the Liberty University president highlights several areas deemed ripe for deregulation in higher education.
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U. of California Will Pay Student $1.15 Million to Settle Sexual-Assault Suit

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 1, 2017 - 11:37am
A former student at the system's Santa Cruz campus alleged that she was raped by a professor the day before her graduation.
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'It Can't Stop Here — It Needs to Become Something More'

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 1, 2017 - 9:45am
A rally against President Trump's travel ban motivated students from marginalized groups to take up strategies beyond protests.
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An ‘America First’ Presidency Clashes With Higher Ed’s World View

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 1, 2017 - 2:58am
Colleges that have prided themselves on working across borders now confront a president who has pledged to build a wall.
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What Trump’s Supreme Court Choice Might Mean for Higher Ed

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 1, 2017 - 2:55am
Neil M. Gorsuch, a federal appellate judge who teaches at the University of Colorado Law School, could help shape academe for decades to come.
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3 Things You Should Know About Jerry Falwell Jr.

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 31, 2017 - 6:24pm
The Liberty University president says he will lead a task force on higher-education policy. Here's a brief introduction to him.
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Jerry Falwell Jr. Says He Will Lead Federal Task Force on Higher-Ed Policy

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 31, 2017 - 2:16pm
The focus of the group, the Liberty University president says, will be to respond to “overreaching regulation” and micromanagement by the U.S. Department of Education.
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DeVos Nomination Clears Senate Committee on Party-Line Vote

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 31, 2017 - 10:42am
President Trump's controversial nominee for education secretary now moves to the Senate floor despite receiving no Democratic support in the education committee.
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