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After an Alcohol-Soaked Retreat, Sexual-Harassment Complaints, and a Suicide, UC-Davis Faces a Lawsuit

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 25, 2017 - 11:30am
An administrator killed himself after two colleagues complained about his actions on a boozy work trip. His widow says the college is complicit in his death.
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Republicans Want to Talk About Campus Free Speech. What About the Rise in Hateful Speech?

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 25, 2017 - 7:57am
In a letter on Wednesday, Senate Democrats said President Trump's rhetoric has helped fuel a rise in hateful incidents on college campuses.
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2 Are Shot and Killed on Grambling State's Campus After Fight That Began in Dorm Room

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 25, 2017 - 5:36am
Police said an "altercation" that started in a dorm room ended with a shooting in campus courtyard. The shooter fled the scene.
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This Professor Wants to Teach Administrators Not to Cave In to Right-Wing Outrage

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 24, 2017 - 7:12pm
Through her “Academic Freedom Syllabus,” Rebecca G. Martinez, an assistant professor at the University of Missouri at Columbia, hopes officials will be less likely to condemn instructors who are targets of digital anger.
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After a Year of Tumult, Evergreen State Revises a Policy on the Use of Campus Space

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 24, 2017 - 6:48pm
The public college’s new rules include strong antidiscrimination language. Already, a free-speech watchdog has raised objections.
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An Official in Obama’s Education Dept. Explains Her Move to Lead an Accreditor

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 24, 2017 - 4:32pm
Jamienne S. Studley, formerly deputy under secretary of education, will become president of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ commission on colleges in January.
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Amazon Is Hiring Ph.D.s — Hundreds This Year

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 24, 2017 - 4:28pm
Research universities, by comparison, even major ones, take years to complete hiring sprees of that scale.
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Sessions’ Justice Dept. Is Wading Into Another Campus Free-Speech Case

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 24, 2017 - 4:17pm
The department filed a statement of interest supporting a student at Pierce College who says administrators stopped him from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution.
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Tap-Dancers, Jedis, and Saunas: Instructors Share Their Oddest Grading Experiences

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 24, 2017 - 12:30pm
The job has to be done. Several professors told us about the weirdest circumstances under which they’ve done it.
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Memphis College of Art Is Closing

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 24, 2017 - 12:12pm
The 81-year-old private institution expects to remain open through May 2020 on a teach-out plan.
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Former Student Is Charged With Racist Vandalism at Eastern Michigan U.

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 24, 2017 - 10:43am
Eddie Curlin, who is 29, has been charged with three acts of ugly graffiti at the university since the fall of 2016.
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What It Looks Like When a University Tries to Revoke a Professor’s Tenure

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 23, 2017 - 6:20pm
A hearing transcript sheds light on the case of a former medical-school professor at Wayne State University, who, according to administrators, was doing "nothing."
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Controversy at George Washington U. Highlights Challenges of Diving Deeply Into Online Education

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 23, 2017 - 1:47pm
Online programs are nothing new, but many traditional colleges are still struggling with how to develop and run them effectively.
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Russian-Linked Account That Targeted Professor Also Posted About Berkeley and DeVos

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 23, 2017 - 12:25pm
The Twitter account, which helped fuel outrage against George Ciccariello-Maher, a Drexel University professor, tweeted about higher education several other times.
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Walter Kimbrough’s Higher Calling

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 5:00pm
Black colleges need someone to carry their banner. This pastor’s son is stepping up.
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Offering the Career Edge

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:30pm
A small network has grown more than tenfold in 20 years as private liberal-arts colleges have decided their responsibilities don’t end at graduation.
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From Liberal Arts to Making a Living

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:30pm
Critical-thinking skills and a broad education aren’t enough. Small colleges are making career services a priority too.
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What I'm Reading: ‘Playing by the Rules’

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:30pm
A book that questions assumptions prompts an interim provost to examine some of the blindly-followed "rules" in academe.
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Starting a Career Center

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:30pm
The director of Wake Forest University’s Office of Career and Professional Development shares tips about what's helped his program become a model for other colleges.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (10/27/2017)

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:29pm
Morehouse College chose a Harvard Business School professor as its next leader, and Pratt Institute appointed its first female president.
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