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Helping Black Men Succeed in College

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 26, 2014 - 10:00pm

Campus programs designed to help black male students succeed are spreading. And many of them appear to be working.

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Support, Don't Thwart

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 26, 2014 - 10:00pm

Black males aren't failing our schools. Our schools are failing them.

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Counseling Black Men: The Thousand-Piece Puzzle

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 26, 2014 - 10:00pm

For young African-American men, attending college is as much about a search for identity as it is about obtaining good grades.

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The Week

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 26, 2014 - 10:00pm

What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Professors Look to New President for Closure on Past Scandal

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 26, 2014 - 10:00pm

Faculty members at St. John’s University hope that their new chief, Conrado M. Gempesaw, will reveal details of an independent investigation into past leaders.

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UVa Provost to Lead Lehigh U.; Federal Official to Be Chief of Anderson U.

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 26, 2014 - 10:00pm

John D. Simon, a chemist who has been the University of Virginia’s chief academic officer since 2011, will assume his new post next July.

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Black Man in the Lab

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 26, 2014 - 10:00pm

Plenty of research quantifies the scarcity of black men earning STEM degrees. But the reasons, and the remedies, go beyond numbers.

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The Education of a Scholar Who Chose to Become a Black Man

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 26, 2014 - 10:00pm

"When I was a black woman, I was hated. Now, as a black man, I’m feared."

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STEM Stories

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 26, 2014 - 10:00pm

Four black men who have earned STEM Ph.D.’s describe their different journeys.

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Widespread Nature of Chapel Hill's Academic Fraud Is Laid Bare

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 23, 2014 - 2:56am

A new report reveals broad involvement by a variety of actors.

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How Does an Academic Boycott of Israel Actually Work?

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 23, 2014 - 2:55am

Resolutions on the issue often focus on symbolism more than specifics, as a recent flap over the American Studies Association's boycott demonstrates.

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NIH Allocates $31-Million to Tackle Racial Gaps in Training

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2014 - 1:51pm

A dozen university groups will now be asked to develop and test strategies for improving the diversity of the nation’s medical work force.

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Key Players in Academic Fraud at U. of North Carolina

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2014 - 1:30pm

One revelation in Wednesday's report is that far more people were involved in the fraud than was previously known. Here's a breakdown.

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Coming Soon for PLUS Loans: More Eligible Borrowers, New Data on Defaults

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2014 - 1:16pm

The Education Department has issued a final rule that will make it easier for borrowers with past credit problems to qualify for the loans.

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University Engagement Networks Go Global

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2014 - 12:20pm

National and regional groups of universities that promote community engagement have been increasing around the world.

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For Colleges, Student-Privacy Law Can Be an Obligation and a Shield

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2014 - 2:55am

When its quarterback was accused of sexual assault, the University of Florida erred on the side of disclosure. Colleges typically do the opposite.

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Brain-Training Companies Get Advice From Some Academics, Criticism From Others

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2014 - 2:55am

Prominent researchers have raised ethical concerns about university scientists' work for the companies. But some of those scientists reject the criticism as too broad.

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What Really Happens at Community Colleges? A Tool Taps Data for Answers

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2014 - 2:55am

The Completion Arch aims to track students from enrollment in college to entering the work force.

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Many Athletes Receive Little Education on Concussion

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 21, 2014 - 7:01am

Nearly one-quarter of respondents to a survey of NCAA colleges said their institutions did not properly teach players about the risk of head injuries.

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