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Post-Truth President

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
Donald Trump won the country’s highest office by eschewing facts and openly doubting scholarly expertise.
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Competency Champion

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
Charla S. Long leads a movement to ensure quality in competency-based education.
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Reconcilers

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
Karran Harper Royal and Richard J. Cellini pushed a college to reckon with its slaveholding past.
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Affirmative-Action Convert

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy changed his opinion of race-conscious admissions and helped secure them in higher ed.
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Survivor

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
“Emily Doe” spoke up for those who have survived sexual assault.
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The 2016 Influence List

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
The people who made a mark — for better or worse.
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Enrollment Goals Remain Elusive for Small Colleges

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 11, 2016 - 4:30pm
How many campuses met their goals for enrollment and tuition revenue? Check out the fourth annual Chronicle survey of small colleges and midsize public universities.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (12/16/2016)

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 11, 2016 - 4:30pm
Juan Sanchez Munoz was selected to lead the University of Houston-Downtown; Ohio Northern University appointed a new provost.  
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How to Court a Foundation

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 11, 2016 - 4:30pm
Landing a grant involves patience, persistence, and a lot of back and forth to hone an idea until it aligns with both sides’ missions and goals.
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A Community College Built Personal Ties — and Won $10 Million

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 11, 2016 - 4:30pm
Talking to people — especially face to face — about what’s happening on a college campus is essential to gaining support.
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Strategies for Success in Working With a Foundation

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 11, 2016 - 4:30pm
Think strategically. Decide which organizations or philanthropies would be a good match for your institutional mission.
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‘I Fit in Neither Place’

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 11, 2016 - 4:30pm
The cultural challenges of first-generation students aren’t easily resolved, says Sonja Ardoin, even years later, when as faculty members they’re asked, "What wine will you have?"
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Selected New Books on Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 11, 2016 - 4:30pm
Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub
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What I'm Reading: ‘We Gon’ Be Alright’

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 11, 2016 - 4:30pm
A college president finds that a new book will serve well to engage colleagues and students in nuanced conversations about race in America.
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Friendships and Their Influence on Academic Success

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 11, 2016 - 4:30pm
The way students form friendships on campuses can hinder or help them academically and socially, says a new book.
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Job Market for Doctoral Recipients Remains in Doldrums

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 9, 2016 - 3:09pm
Meanwhile, the number of doctorates awarded by American institutions in 2015 rose for a fifth year, according to new federal data.
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Planning for Potential Lapse in Funding

U.S. Department of Education Blog - December 9, 2016 - 3:00pm

As many of you are aware, annual funding for the government expires on Dec. 9.  The Administration strongly believes that a lapse in funding should not occur.  There is enough time for Congress to prevent a lapse in appropriations.

However, prudent management requires that we be prepared for all contingencies, including the possibility that a lapse could occur.  As we saw in 2013, a lapse would mean that a number of government activities would cease due to a lack of appropriated funding, and that a number of employees would again be temporarily furloughed.  To prepare for this possibility, we are working to update our contingency plans for executing an orderly shutdown of activities that would be affected by a lapse in appropriations.  To that end, we are posting our shut down plan here.

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In Milestone, Columbia U. Graduate Students Vote to Unionize

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 9, 2016 - 2:05pm
The research and teaching assistants were the first at a private college in the country to form a union since the National Labor Relations Board ruled they could do so.
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Campus Concealed-Carry Bill Awaits Ohio Governor's Approval

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 9, 2016 - 12:35pm
If John Kasich signs the legislation, the state could be the next to allow students to carry guns at public colleges.
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New Mexico President’s Fare-Thee-Well Gets Ugly

Chronicle of Higher Education - December 9, 2016 - 2:56am
Robert G. Frank is set to step down at the U. of New Mexico in May, when his contract ends. So why is the board suddenly talking about suspending or terminating him?
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