Higher Education News

Back From the White House, Some HBCU Leaders Find Upset Students

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 2, 2017 - 2:55am
Some students at historically black colleges accuse their presidents of "selling out" by meeting with President Trump, but others support the move as an opportunity for genuine advocacy.
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U. of California Leader Advises Patience as the Trump Era Dawns

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 2, 2017 - 2:28am
The president’s rhetoric has caused anxiety on campuses, says Janet Napolitano, but it’s still unclear whether "the bark is worse than the bite."
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Iowa Lawmaker Who Has Criticized Colleges Listed Steakhouse Company as Alma Mater

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 1, 2017 - 12:34pm
Sen. Mark Chelgren, who has proposed bills on faculty hiring and firing, cited the owner of a Sizzler as his alma mater on a website for the state's Republicans.
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Coffee Maker at Yale Is Under Suspicion After Several Report Feeling Ill

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 1, 2017 - 8:13am
Officials at the university are investigating whether the coffee maker at the institution's graduate medical center is the cause of a mysterious illness.
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Chronicle Trends: Teaching for Tomorrow's Careers

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 1, 2017 - 7:03am
The Chronicle Trends booklets are collections of articles hand-selected by our editors, providing a more in-depth look at some of the trends highlighted in our 2017 Trends Report.
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DACA Remains Intact for Now, but Students Without It Are More Fearful Than Ever

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 1, 2017 - 2:55am
Young people who haven’t secured temporary protection from deportation are finding themselves in an especially precarious position.
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Remedial-Education Reform May Fall Short Without More Focus on Nonacademic Support

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 1, 2017 - 2:55am
Current efforts don’t spend enough time dealing with challenges such as students’ financial insecurity, hunger, and homelessness, a new report asserts.
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Executive Order Falls Short of Some HBCU Leaders' Hopes

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 28, 2017 - 4:24pm
While several college leaders had wanted to see an "aspirational" funding goal, they welcomed the president's focus on their institutions as a step in the right direction.
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2 U. of Missouri Students Are Arrested in Connection With 'Anti-Semitic' Messages

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 28, 2017 - 3:30pm
University police arrested the students in connection to harassing anti-Semitic messages, according to the flagship's chancellor.
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75 Nontenure Jobs to Be Cut at U. of Oregon, Faculty Union Says

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 28, 2017 - 12:53pm
Facing an $8.8-million budget shortfall, the university will not renew the contracts of about 75 instructors in its College of Arts and Science, College of Education, and other departments.
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DeVos Changes Tune on HBCUs, Saying They Were Born of Necessity, Not 'Choice'

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 28, 2017 - 12:20pm
After a day of criticism over her comments about historically black colleges and universities, the education secretary said on Tuesday they did not originate out of "mere choice."
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HBCU Leader Says DeVos's 'School Choice' Comment Is Worrying on Multiple Levels

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 28, 2017 - 7:48am
Walter Kimbrough, president of Dillard University, said he was more concerned with her implication that the administration wouldn't focus on better funding for HBCUs.
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HBCU Leaders Bring a Message to Washington

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 28, 2017 - 2:55am
Presidents of historically black colleges are visiting the nation's capital this week to meet with President Trump and other political leaders. Their institutions have value for the nation but need more support from the White House and the Education Department, says Roslyn Artis, president of Florida Memorial University.
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Host a White Supremacist, Risk Chaos From Anarchists

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 28, 2017 - 2:45am
Lacy MacAuley, a prominent anarchist activist with ties to "black bloc" militants, predicts more civil unrest intended to shut down campus speakers.
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Weak Weed and Red Tape: Marijuana Research Is Slow Going

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 28, 2017 - 2:44am
More than half of the states have legalized medical marijuana, but researchers say they are still limited in their efforts to test its health benefits.
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Curbing Faculty Harassment

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 27, 2017 - 12:37pm
The Chronicle Trends booklets are collections of articles hand-selected by our editors, providing a more in-depth look at some of the trends highlighted in our 2017 Trends Report.
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Cost of Online Education May Be Higher Than We Think, Study Suggests

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 27, 2017 - 12:36pm
In a data analysis, Caroline M. Hoxby, a professor at Stanford University, found “little support for optimistic prognostications about online education.”
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An Activist Defends His Dissertation in Rap

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 27, 2017 - 2:56am
In lieu of the typical paper or project, a doctoral student at Clemson University composed a multimedia work whose centerpiece is a 34-track rap album.
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Optional Student Fees? In Wisconsin, Students Are Divided on the Idea

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 27, 2017 - 2:55am
Gov. Scott Walker’s recent budget proposal would allow students to opt out of paying specific student fees. Some students like the idea, while others fear their organizations will go out of business.
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Through Petitions, Professors Exercise a 'Special Duty to Speak Out'

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 27, 2017 - 2:44am
Over the past year they've signed open letters on climate change, immigration, academic freedom, and college controversies. Do their efforts make any difference?
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