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How the House GOP Tax Plan Would Affect Grad Students

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 17, 2017 - 4:59pm
Students and colleges are beginning to tally the tax changes proposed in the House. For many graduate students, the increase would be big.
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Think Students Won’t Consider Opposite Political Views? Here’s How 2 Universities Got Them to Try

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 17, 2017 - 3:31pm
In a polarized America, talking about political issues is challenging. Faculty members from some Pennsylvania universities have organized events to make those tough discussions easier.
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Education Dept. Restores Pell Eligibility to Nearly 300,000 Students

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 17, 2017 - 2:13pm
The department did so after a Democratic senator asked for such a step from the Obama administration last fall.    
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GOP Bill Would Force Students Who Don’t Graduate to Repay Pell Grants

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 17, 2017 - 9:21am
New legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives would “motivate students” to graduate by forcing them to return federal grants intended to help low-income students.
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Here’s What Sexual Harassment Looks Like in Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 16, 2017 - 9:41pm
A mix of risk factors have made the problem particularly pervasive in the college workplace.
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Sexual-Harassment Case at U. of Southern California Prompts Push for Tougher Punishments

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 16, 2017 - 7:04pm
Students are asking the university to re-examine its policies, saying the sanctions imposed on a professor who violated those polices were weak.
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Brb — Gotta Go Text Teens About College

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 16, 2017 - 6:11pm
Enrollment marketers eye another hot new way to reach prospective students, despite some nervousness.
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Nearly Everyone Supports Career Education. But What Would Make It Work?

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 16, 2017 - 4:30pm
Advocates hope that current federal legislation, test programs nationwide, and backing by the Trump administration will do the job.
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A University’s Free-Speech Committee Pledges Transparency — Then Closes Its Meetings to the Public

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 16, 2017 - 2:48pm
Critics railed against the move at Ohio University as the “height of irony.”
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It’s Been 3 Decades Since There Were So Few Jobs for History Ph.D.s

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 16, 2017 - 11:57am
And back then, the American Historical Association notes in its latest jobs report, many fewer new graduates were competing for those openings.
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Just Maybe, Student Activists Aren’t So Closed-Minded

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 16, 2017 - 9:34am
A new national survey says they seek out differing opinions more often than their peers do.
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Hey, Look Over Here!

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2017 - 3:10pm
When right-wing fire-starters descend, campus officials face a conundrum: How to get students, and everyone else, not to feed the trolls.
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Faculty Members at One More University Push Back at Online Programs

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2017 - 3:08pm
Professors at Eastern Michigan University are the latest to question whether the quality of online instruction matches what happens in the classroom.
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Investigation Finds Napolitano’s Aides Interfered in State Audit of U. of California

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2017 - 2:59pm
But the inquiry found insufficent evidence to conclude that the system’s president had been aware of the efforts to play down criticism of her office.
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How a Defense Dept. Program Equips Campus Police Forces

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2017 - 2:39pm
Nearly 100 campus police agencies maintain surplus military gear through a federal program. It’s a money-saver for colleges, but does the show of force discourage free speech on campus?
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After Chronicle Investigation, Ashford Suspends Enrollment of GI Bill Students

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 15, 2017 - 11:52am
The for-profit university announced the decision days after the federal government said it was out of compliance with eligibility standards.
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The Harvey Weinstein of Colorado College

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2017 - 7:24pm
An archivist uncovers the forgotten story of the women who spoke out against a college president who was ousted a century ago as a serial sexual harasser.
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Controversial Nominee for Federal Bench Wrote About Ghosts at U. of Alabama

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2017 - 5:18pm
Brett Talley, an alumnus whose nomination has generated controversy, has practiced in another realm as well: supernatural scholarship.
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Accreditor Apologizes for Suggestion That UNC Might Be Investigated Again

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2017 - 4:15pm
A newspaper reported that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools was planning to look into conflicting statements by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A top official at the agency later told the university she was “sorry for any anxiety the article caused.”
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Texas State U. Is the Latest Campus to Suspend Greek Life After a Fraternity Death

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 14, 2017 - 3:46pm
The university will conduct a review of fraternity and sorority life on its campus before determining what the chapters must do to be reinstated.
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