Higher Education News

Harvard Students Build ‘Resistance School’ to Harness Anti-Trump Sentiment

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 7, 2017 - 2:55am
The project’s purpose isn’t just to oppose President Trump, one organizer says. It’s about defending progressive values for years to come.
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How Threats to Indirect Research Payments Could Make Universities Less Willing to Gamble on Science

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 7, 2017 - 2:55am
For decades the government has repaid institutions for the incidental costs of research it considers necessary. The Trump administration has cast doubt on the deal.
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Pressure Mounts on Penn State Trustee to Resign

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 7, 2017 - 2:55am
The board’s chairman, Ira Lubert, declined days ago to condemn comments by Albert Lord, who said he was "running out of sympathy" for Jerry Sandusky’s sexual-abuse victims. Now the chairman is calling for Mr. Lord’s resignation.
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Breach of Financial-Aid Tool May Have Compromised Data on 100,000 Taxpayers

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 6, 2017 - 12:13pm
The Internal Revenue Service's data-retrieval tool, which helps students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, was shut down last month without warning or explanation.
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Attack on Central European U. 'Sets a Dangerous Precedent for Academic Life' Everywhere, Its President Says

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 6, 2017 - 11:44am
Hungary’s bid to shut down the institution is part of a larger battle that pits the cosmopolitan values of liberal democracy against an ascendant wave of nationalist authoritarianism in Europe and elsewhere.
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How a Browser Extension Could Shake Up Academic Publishing

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 6, 2017 - 2:55am
Creators of a free tool that locates open-access versions of research articles are hoping to make scholarly publishers rethink their business models.
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How One Campus’s ‘Faculty Resistance’ Is Speaking Out Against Trump

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 6, 2017 - 2:55am
At the University of Southern California, faculty members are trying to change what it means to be a professor in the Trump era.
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Meet the Scholars Building a Network Around Black Girlhood

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 6, 2017 - 2:55am
A chance encounter of three researchers has blossomed into a loose collective that seeks to examine one specialized topic against a global backdrop.
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Penn State Trustee Who Made Comment on Sandusky Victims Won't Seek Re-election

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 5, 2017 - 3:13pm
Albert L. Lord's decision comes on the heels of his apology for a comment he emailed to The Chronicle in which he said was "running out of sympathy" for victims in the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
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Cornell U. Finds No Research Misconduct in Controversial Food Scientist's Work

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 5, 2017 - 10:24am
Brian Wansink, a well-known researcher, drew scrutiny when his work was shown to include statistical discrepancies, questionable research practices, and recycled data.
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Here's What Academics Are Saying About Neil Gorsuch's Alleged Plagiarism

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 5, 2017 - 10:05am
Several scholars have said examples from a book by the Supreme Court nominee constitute plagiarism, while others say it is not that serious, or stops short of the usual definition.
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Faculty Leaders at Howard U. Surprise Colleagues With No-Confidence Vote

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 5, 2017 - 7:46am
The Faculty Council, a leadership body of the Faculty Senate, voted to express its concerns about the "unfulfilled promises" of the university's president and provost.
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Accreditor Proposes Ban on Paying Recruiters of International Students

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 5, 2017 - 2:55am
The policy, from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, would apply to both institutional and independent agents and would cover both domestic and international admissions.
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Universities Take Steps to Improve Working Conditions for Adjuncts

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 5, 2017 - 2:44am
Pennsylvania State University’s Faculty Senate has recommended changes that would turn jobs off the tenure track into a viable career path. The move is more comprehensive than most such efforts, but it has plenty of forbears.
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NCAA Puts North Carolina Back Into Mix After Repeal of 'Bathroom Bill'

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 4, 2017 - 9:12am
The association's Board of Governors voted "reluctantly" to allow arenas in the state to once again be considered for NCAA events.
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Among Haves and Have-Nots in Athletics, One Common Fear: Academic Misconduct

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 4, 2017 - 2:55am
Both big and small programs put a priority on trust in their athletic tutors. "We’ll tell them right off the bat, We almost don’t care what you know," one tutor coordinator says. "The question is: Can you be trusted?"
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Koch Money Brings Distress Over a University’s Well-Being Institute

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 4, 2017 - 2:55am
Wake Forest University is using a gift from the Charles Koch Foundation to establish an institute focused on the study of "human flourishing." The result has been a bitter debate over its gift policies and perceived threats to academic freedom.
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Higher Education’s Megagift Boom Hits New Highs, Survey Shows

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 3, 2017 - 3:30pm
Big gifts to higher education last year topped $6 billion for the first time, continuing a postrecession surge in eight- and nine-figure donations. Giving from smaller contributors is declining.
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Media Attention at Morehouse College Will Trigger Investigation by Accreditor

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 3, 2017 - 12:41pm
The negative news stories constitute a “significant event,” and the investigation will ensure continued compliance with the accreditor's standards, said Belle Wheelan, president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges.
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5 Pennsylvania Campuses Warn of Possible Faculty Layoffs and Program Cuts

Chronicle of Higher Education - April 3, 2017 - 12:03pm
The faculty union criticized the announcement as "threatening to strike at quality" of the state's university system.
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