Higher Education News

How 3 Professors Use Trigger Warnings in Their Classrooms

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 6, 2016 - 2:55am
The words mean different things to different people, and often they're not even called "trigger warnings." Whatever their name, here's what they look like in practice.
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Former Chief Scientist at Yahoo Labs to Lead Technion-Cornell Institute

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 5, 2016 - 5:47pm
Academics multiply their impact as their students go out into the world, says Ronald J. Brachman.
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How Gopher Nearly Won the Internet

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 5, 2016 - 5:45pm
The humble computer protocol, developed by an upstart team of programmers at the University of Minnesota, paved the way for the online world of today, then quietly slipped back underground.
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For Research Assistants, NLRB Decision Marks a Big Win

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 5, 2016 - 4:50pm
Teaching assistants weren’t the only ones celebrating the National Labor Relations Board’s ruling in the Columbia University graduate-unionization case.
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2005: A City and Its Colleges, Devastated

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 5, 2016 - 4:47pm
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s flooding, months of difficult efforts by colleges saved higher education in New Orleans.
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What You Need to Know About the Past 7 Days

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 5, 2016 - 4:47pm
The University of Chicago took a stand against trigger warnings, while Georgetown University took steps to acknowledge a 19th-century slave sale, and the scholarly-journal giant Elsevier took out a patent that worries its critics.
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What I’m Reading: Harper Lee’s 2 Novels

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 5, 2016 - 4:47pm
The late author’s books are a vehicle to discuss current race relations, says a university president.
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Professor Ends Hunger Strike He Began After Being Denied Tenure

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 5, 2016 - 4:36pm
Juan J. Rojo, an assistant professor of Spanish at Lafayette College, said he hoped his protest would spark a wider conversation about flaws in the tenure process.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (9/9/2016)

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 4, 2016 - 6:26pm
Compiled by Anais Strickland
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Deadlines (9/9/2016)

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 4, 2016 - 6:23pm
Compiled by Anais Strickland
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Citing Safety Concerns, Northwestern U. Bans Tenured 'Gadfly' Professor From Campus

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 3, 2016 - 11:50am
Jacqueline Stevens has been asked to undergo an evaluation of her "fitness for duty" before returning to her position in political science. She says she's being punished for her outspokenness; a colleague says her presence makes him feel unsafe.
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Watch This Student Win His Entire Lecture Class a Quiz Grade of 100

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 3, 2016 - 10:56am
A video of a student sinking a long-range shot from the upper decks of a lecture hall at Ohio State University went viral on Friday.
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Long Island U.-Brooklyn Faculty Are Locked Out Over Contract Dispute, Union Says

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 3, 2016 - 9:47am
Unionized full- and part-time professors are barred from teaching and advising, and the union plans to picket when classes start on September 7. The barred faculty members will lose pay and health insurance.
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Melissa Click Finds a New Job, at Gonzaga U.

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 2, 2016 - 4:52pm
The assistant professor of communication, who was fired by the University of Missouri at Columbia for her role in a protest last fall, is now a lecturer in Washington State.
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Syracuse Professor Apologizes for Rejecting Film on Israeli Settlers

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 2, 2016 - 2:08pm
The faculty member said that she was afraid of the controversy the documentary could cause and that she lacked experience in planning conferences.
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Swastikas Found Painted on Bathroom Walls of Swarthmore's Library

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 2, 2016 - 12:41pm
The college's president condemned the incident in a campus memo.
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Brock Turner Is Out of Jail After 3 Months

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
He had been sentenced to six months for a sexual assault at Stanford University, a punishment that critics assailed as too lenient.
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U. of Chicago’s Free-Expression Letter Exposes Fault Lines on Campus

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 2, 2016 - 2:55am
Student, professors, and administrators at the university, which bills itself as a stalwart of vigorous intellectual debate, now find themselves split over definitions and principles.
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In Sexual-Misconduct Cases, Colleges Weigh Privacy Against Transparency

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 2, 2016 - 2:55am
As attention to the problem grows, colleges are being urged to give more details. What information are officials allowed to disclose, and what do they do in practice?
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Georgetown’s Plan Spurs Hopes for a Shift in How Universities Confront Ties to Slavery

Chronicle of Higher Education - September 2, 2016 - 2:49am
The university’s effort to make amends for its past stands out for its scope, experts say, even though other universities may not be in a position to take similar steps.
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