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Colleges Embrace Streetwise Tactics to Prevent Substance-Abuse Deaths

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 12, 2016 - 10:55pm
They’re adopting alcohol and drug policies focused on harm reduction rather than punishment, taking cues from first responders and even underground party culture.
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After ITT’s Demise, More Trouble Is Likely for For-Profit Colleges

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 12, 2016 - 10:01pm
Pending rulings, politics, and the economy are among a number of factors still playing out that could have ramifications for all or part of the sector.
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Citing Civil-Rights Concerns, NCAA Pulls 7 Championship Events Out of North Carolina

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 12, 2016 - 7:39pm
The state has been accused of transgender discrimination with the passage of House Bill 2, which requires that people use public bathrooms that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificates.
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Sociologist Wants to Dedicate a Monument to the Anonymous Peer Reviewer

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 12, 2016 - 4:15pm
If a Russian academic has his way — and supporters pony up — a large concrete block will be chiseled into a die representing the possible outcomes of scholarly scrutiny.
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Owner of Ashford U. Is Ordered to Forgive $23.5 Million in Student Debt

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 12, 2016 - 12:46pm
The for-profit Bridgepoint Education Inc. was also slapped with an $8-million civil fine for charging student borrowers higher monthly loan fees than the company had advertised.
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UCLA Will Pay $460,000 to 2 Graduate Students Who Said They Were Harassed

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 12, 2016 - 12:17pm
The professor accused of harassment will have limited access to his office and will not be teaching classes in the fall.
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Reported Vandalism of 9/11 Memorial Prompts Investigation at Occidental

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 12, 2016 - 10:29am
The tribute, which consisted of almost 3,000 small American flags, was sponsored by the campus's College Republicans club.
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Video: What the Black Lives Matter Movement Means for Historically Black Colleges

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 11, 2016 - 5:55pm
The group's protests against racism at predominantly white colleges have led to a different set of conversations on historically black campuses, says Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University.
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Different Strategies for Diverse Hiring

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 11, 2016 - 5:01pm
See what might work at your own institution.
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How to Do a Better Job of Searching for Diversity

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 11, 2016 - 5:01pm
In the often subjective faculty-search process, some colleges are taking new steps to bring a wider spectrum of candidates to the table.
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2006: ‘Hockey Stick’ Gets Heated Reception in Congress

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 11, 2016 - 4:52pm
A chart of world temperatures over nine centuries became embroiled in a duel of science and politics in the battle over climate-change theory.
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What You Need to Know About the Past 7 Days

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 11, 2016 - 4:50pm
ITT Technical Institutes said it would close all of its locations, blaming "unwarranted" actions by the Education Department. Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus locked out faculty members and blamed their union for not agreeing to a new contract. And you can blame humans for history.
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Global Strategist Joins E. Gordon Gee at West Virginia U.

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 11, 2016 - 4:40pm
William Brustein says he will look to the Middle East and China as he tries to attract more foreign students to the Mountain State.
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What I'm Reading: ‘Momentum’

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 11, 2016 - 4:38pm
A book reinforces the idea that college administrators should avoid feeling content.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (9/16/2016)

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 11, 2016 - 3:35pm
Compiled by Anais Strickland
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Deadlines (9/16/2016)

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 11, 2016 - 3:32pm
Compiled by Anais Strickland
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Frostburg State Violated Title IX, Education Dept. Finds

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 9, 2016 - 3:54pm
Under a resolution agreement, the university will reimburse two people for counseling costs they incurred after it failed to respond promptly to their complaints of sexual misconduct.
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U. of Texas Chancellor Says Athletes Should Stand for National Anthem

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 9, 2016 - 12:59pm
William McRaven, a formal admiral, says protests against the American flag disrespect those who have served in the armed forces.
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Theater Director at Cal State-Long Beach Quits After Racially Charged Play Is Canceled

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 9, 2016 - 12:43pm
Michele Roberge said she could no longer remain in her position after what she considered an act of censorship.
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