Higher Education News

The College Custodian as an Unheralded Pillar of Student Support

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 2, 2016 - 2:55am
A researcher who shadowed maintenance workers in the dormitories of a large public university found that they often provide mentorship and crisis intervention. He suggests training them to do so better.
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Meet the Young Republicans Who Founded ‘Students for Trump’

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 2, 2016 - 2:55am
With a social-media strategy that's heavy on anti-Hillary memes and photos of bikini-clad Trump supporters, two Campbell University students have pushed the candidate's message to thousands of college students.
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As Coding Boot Camps Grow, One Tries a Nonprofit Model

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 2, 2016 - 2:55am
The leader of the Turing School of Software & Design says its mission is to promote social justice and help diversify computing fields.
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Professors Assign Students to Post to BuzzFeed. You’ll Never Believe What Happens Next.

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 2, 2016 - 2:55am
The approach, in use in a variety of subjects, is said to engage students in new ways and allow them to demonstrate their understanding of the material.
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A New Approach to College Admissions

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 1, 2016 - 10:00pm
The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success is rolling out a new college-application platform that it says will help a diversity of students make their way through the college-admission process. Here's a look at how and why this controversial new approach was devised.
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Yale's Decision to Keep Calhoun's Name on College Was Not Final, President Says

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 1, 2016 - 3:22pm
Peter Salovey says the university might yet strip the name of a defender of slavery from a residential college.
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U. of Houston Student Leader Is Suspended From Duties Over Controversial Post

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 1, 2016 - 3:02pm
Rohini Sethi, the Student Government Association’s vice president, wrote "Forget #BlackLivesMatter; more like #AllLivesMatter" after a shooting in Dallas killed five police officers.
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Controversial College Chief Now Works on App That Compares Itself to Tinder

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 1, 2016 - 12:48pm
Evan S. Dobelle, who left multiple presidencies under clouds of controversy, is a senior vice president for the app Countable.
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NYU Begins Ignoring Common App's Questions on Criminal Records

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 1, 2016 - 10:59am
The university says it has added narrower questions to its part of the application that ask applicants if they have been convicted of or disciplined for violent offenses.
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Fafsa Changes May Prompt Colleges to Shift Admissions Cycles Earlier

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 1, 2016 - 2:55am
The potential changes described in a new study stem from imminent policies that will allow students to submit the financial-aid form earlier and use tax data from two years prior.
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Texas Begins Allowing Guns on Campuses on Monday. Here’s What Public Colleges Are Saying.

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 1, 2016 - 2:55am
The communication strategies for those institutions take on added urgency now that "campus carry" is law and students will start coming back for the new academic year.
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The ‘Coalition’ Application Has Arrived

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 1, 2016 - 2:55am
Nearly two years ago, a group of highly selective colleges riled critics when they announced plans for a shared application platform. Love it or hate it, it’s finally here.
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What the Future Holds for the Federal Crackdown on Campus Sexual Assault

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 31, 2016 - 5:00pm
In the Obama administration’s waning months, hundreds of colleges remain under investigation. Legal challenges may change the landscape, but the government’s action has already left its mark.
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A Wordless Way to Teach Math

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 31, 2016 - 4:37pm
Tim Chartier, a professor at Davidson College, uses mime to teach math at college and on the performance circuit.
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What I'm Reading: ‘A Tale for the Time Being’

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 31, 2016 - 4:35pm
A president finds a world filled with possibilities in Ruth Ozeki’s novel about an adolescent girl in Japan.
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The Week: What You Need to Know About the Past Seven Days

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 31, 2016 - 4:33pm
Her college-affordability plan was a favorite topic as Democrats nominated Hillary Clinton, while Donald Trump said his own plan for colleges was on the way. Plus: What if craft beers were your research topic?
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Selected New Books on Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 31, 2016 - 4:30pm
The latest topics include barriers to STEM degrees and evidence-based models for teaching.
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2000: Stanley Fish, Recruiter Extraordinaire

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 31, 2016 - 3:30pm
The well-known literary theorist tested his contrarian reputation to see what he could do as a dean at a regional public university.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (8/5/2016)

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 31, 2016 - 3:05pm
Compiled by Anais Strickland
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Deadlines (8/5/2016)

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 31, 2016 - 3:03pm
Compiled by Anais Strickland
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