Higher Education News

Obama Calls for Pell Grant Changes to Accelerate Progress Toward Degrees

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 19, 2016 - 2:56am
The proposals would reinstate year-round Pell awards and offer incentives for students who stay on track toward earning an associate degree in two years or a bachelor's in four.
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Watch Students Freak Out When Beyoncé Shows Up on U. of Southern Calif. Campus

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 19, 2016 - 2:54am
The pop sensation graced the university with her presence on Monday. Her appearance was heavily, heavily documented.
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From a Red House Off Campus, Georgetown Tries to Reinvent Itself

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 18, 2016 - 10:05pm
The effort’s successes and failures hold lessons for other colleges interested in transformation from within.
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U. of Cincinnati Reaches $5.3-Million Settlement in Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Man

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 18, 2016 - 9:07am
The children of Samuel DuBose, the African-American man shot and killed by a campus police officer in July, will receive free undergraduate tuition as part of the settlement.
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Yahoo Releases Massive Amount of Data to University Researchers

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 18, 2016 - 7:35am
The trove of data about how people use the Internet could help researchers make advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
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Arizona State Professor Who Was Demoted After Plagiarism Inquiry Will Resign

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 18, 2016 - 2:56am
The professor will receive about $200,000 in pay over the next 16 months, but will have no authority to act on the university's behalf.
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You’ve Heard the Debate About Guns on Campus. But What About Stun Guns?

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 18, 2016 - 2:55am
A Georgia lawmaker says he will introduce legislation to allow electroshock weapons on campuses, a "middle ground," he says, for students to protect themselves.
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Poor Kids, Limited Horizons

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 17, 2016 - 5:00pm
The support they need to overcome barriers to aspirational careers comes too little, too late.
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Engine of Inequality

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 17, 2016 - 5:00pm
College plays a role in reinforcing and even widening the gap between haves and have-nots. The Chronicle is introducing an occasional series exploring how.
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What I'm Reading: ‘Billion-Dollar Ball’

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 17, 2016 - 4:45pm
A book on the big-money culture of college football is a cautionary tale for the entire academic enterprise, a professor says.
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Scientific Collaborators Pair Up to Lead Scripps Research Institute

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 17, 2016 - 4:45pm
Steve Kay says he and Peter Schultz want to bring discoveries made by scientists "further down the value chain."
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Science-Diversity Efforts Connect Grad Students With Mentors

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 17, 2016 - 4:45pm
The NIH, for one, is building a national database to connect minority students with informal advisers at other universities or within companies, with plans to train them in ‘culturally responsive mentoring.’
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What an Elite French Institute Can Teach American Colleges About Diversity

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 17, 2016 - 4:30pm
Recruiting from the immigrant suburbs of Paris, Sciences Po has enrolled more minority students by focusing on socioeconomic status rather than race.
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1972: Drugs on Campus, From the Dealers’ Perspective

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 17, 2016 - 3:58pm
As recreational drug use spread far and wide, some students saw business opportunities.  
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The Week: What you need to know about the past seven days.

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 17, 2016 - 3:30pm
In the State of the Union Address, the president sounds upbeat. On Wheaton College’s campus, some students sound distressed. And David Bowie’s music still sounds rebellious.  
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American Student Is Among Detainees Released by Iran

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 16, 2016 - 3:13pm
The detention of the student, Matthew Trevithick, of Hingham, Mass., had not been previously publicized. He had traveled to Iran to study Dari, a language related to Farsi.
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The 13 Best ‘Onion’ Stories About Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education - January 15, 2016 - 3:10pm
The satirical news website has beefed up its coverage of academe, sending up not just absent-minded profs and hard-partying frats but issues like adjunct labor and free college. We're all the richer.
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