Higher Education News

When Students Are Disowned Over Sexuality or Gender, Some Colleges Lend Them a Hand

Chronicle of Higher Education - May 27, 2015 - 2:55am

Officials at the colleges have established emergency funds for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students whose families cut them off financially after they come out.

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On Being Undocumented

Chronicle of Higher Education - May 27, 2015 - 2:55am

Eighteen recipients of TheDream.US scholarships share their stories and thoughts on college.

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Education Dept. Finds Little Evidence Servicers Are Failing Troops

Chronicle of Higher Education - May 27, 2015 - 2:55am

The agency's findings stand in stark contrast to the results of a Department of Justice audit, which found widespread denial of benefits by one servicer.

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Want to Value Your Chinese Students? Say Their Names Right

Chronicle of Higher Education - May 27, 2015 - 2:54am

Conference-goers flocked to a panel on pronouncing Chinese names. Just trying, they were told, goes a long way toward helping make students feel respected and welcome.

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India's Prime Minister Is Failing to Reform Higher Education, Say Academics

Chronicle of Higher Education - May 26, 2015 - 12:33pm

A year after Narendra Modi was elected, critics say they don't see a clear policy direction and are concerned about government attempts to take control of some universities. 

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What It Takes to Make the Class

Chronicle of Higher Education - May 26, 2015 - 2:55am

A look at the time, money, and outreach it took to bring 532 freshmen to one university.

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The Week

Chronicle of Higher Education - May 25, 2015 - 10:01pm

What you need to know about the past 7 days.

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Harvard’s University Librarian to Retire, and Other News About People

Chronicle of Higher Education - May 25, 2015 - 10:01pm

Robert Darnton, an advocate of sharing materials online, will continue on the board of the Digital Public Library of America.

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What I'm Reading: 'Designing the New American University'

Chronicle of Higher Education - May 25, 2015 - 10:01pm

Richard A. DeMillo, a professor at Georgia Tech, says Michael Crow made his vision for higher education coherent in the book he wrote with a colleague.

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Gene Scientists' Quest for Cadaver Tissue Faces Ethical Hurdles

Chronicle of Higher Education - May 25, 2015 - 10:01pm

An NIH-backed project to collect samples from people who have suddenly died is confronting questions about whether the grieving next of kin know what they are agreeing to.

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College Admissions, Frozen in Time

Chronicle of Higher Education - May 25, 2015 - 10:01pm

In an era of innovation, higher education clings to an age-old system fueled by debatable metrics.

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Idaho administrator named new Board of Regents' chief executive | Prairie Business Magazine | Grand Forks, ND (5/22/2015)

WICHE in the News - May 22, 2015 - 2:40pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The executive director of the Idaho State Board of Education/Board of Regents has been chosen to lead South Dakota’s six public universities and two special schools. Michael Rush becomes the South Dakota Board of Regents’ executive director and chief executive officer June 29.
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2 Rivals in College-Application Industry Chart New Courses

Chronicle of Higher Education - May 22, 2015 - 2:57am

The Common Application is redefining its mission. CollegeNet Inc. is planning for a new shared application that selective colleges will use.

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Professors Face Long Odds in Court Battles Over Speech Rights

Chronicle of Higher Education - May 21, 2015 - 2:56am

An analysis of more than 200 court decisions involving faculty members’ First Amendment lawsuits says colleges usually win.

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‘We Need to Take a Look at the Data’: How 2 Persistent Grad Students Upended a Blockbuster Study

Chronicle of Higher Education - May 21, 2015 - 2:55am

David Broockman said he supported a study with key findings on people’s opinions of same-sex marriage. But it unraveled when he and a colleague tried to replicate it.

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New Graduates Test the Promise of Competency-Based Education

Chronicle of Higher Education - May 21, 2015 - 2:55am

A program at Texas A&M at Commerce offers degrees that are flexible and low-cost. Will they lead to jobs?

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‘End of the World’? Knight Commission Hears 3 Visions for Stabilizing College Sports

Chronicle of Higher Education - May 20, 2015 - 2:56am

The group convened a panel of experts on Tuesday to discuss how some of the looming challenges for intercollegiate athletics could be resolved.

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A Positive Stereotype Both Helps and Harms Asian-American Students

Chronicle of Higher Education - May 20, 2015 - 2:55am

As Asian-Americans debate affirmative action, a scholar says a reputation for diligence secures some favorable treatment in high school while obscuring others' struggles.

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Education Dept. Readies Debt-Forgiveness Plan for Ex-Corinthian Students

Chronicle of Higher Education - May 20, 2015 - 2:55am

Consumer groups push for blanket relief, but the agency, wary of setting a potentially costly precedent, leans toward an individualized process.

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