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For Alabama Sororities, the Path to Diversity Is Personal

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 20, 2017 - 6:51pm
In 2016, the University of Alabama released an action plan to foster greater inclusivity in fraternities and sororities. Officials can cite evidence of progress, but say it's positive individual experiences that really matter.
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2 Professors Walk Into a Dumpster Fire...

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
An online spat between Ivy League scholars showcases the new normal of public political discourse
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Lessons From a Professor’s 10-Year Fight to Rein In Pharmaceutical Promotion

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 20, 2017 - 4:36pm
PharmedOut, a project at Georgetown University, aims to provide medical education free from industry bias. Adriane J. Fugh-Berman, its founder, explains why her conferences always feature homemade cookies and why medical school is “soul-destroying.”
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Adjunct Says She Was Suspended Following Appearance on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 20, 2017 - 2:11pm
Two days after Lisa Durden discussed a Black Lives Matter event on the Fox News program, Essex County College told her she was off the job “until further notice.”
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4 Highlights From a U.S. Senate Hearing on Campus Free Speech

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
A panel of students and experts tackled questions that have bubbled up at many colleges, such as how to determine when speech becomes violent or threatening.
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Arizona Court Says ‘Dreamers’ Are Ineligible for In-State Tuition

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 20, 2017 - 12:50pm
Undocumented students who are protected under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program do not qualify for residential tuition in Arizona, the state’s Court of Appeals ruled.
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5 Cocktail-Party-Conversation Findings From the Latest Survey of College Presidents

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 20, 2017 - 11:32am
Half of surveyed presidents said they were liberal or moderately liberal, and four other discoveries by the American Council on Education.
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Yale Dean Who Wrote Racist and Classist Yelp Reviews Resigns

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 20, 2017 - 11:22am
“To put it quite simply: if you are white trash, this is the perfect night out for you!” June Chu wrote in one of the reviews.
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Students’ Rising Expectations Pose Challenge to Online Programs

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 20, 2017 - 2:55am
But some of their demands — for convenience and speed, among other things — may come at an academic price.
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Behind a Stagnant Portrait of College Leaders, an Opening for Change

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2017 - 10:01pm
The latest figures in the American Council on Education’s long-running survey show college presidents remain overwhelmingly white and male, but more than half say they plan to step down in five years.
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In Improving Outcomes, Institutional Researchers Can Be an Untapped Resource

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2017 - 10:01pm
Just 12 percent of presidents say that using data to inform their decisions is a future area of importance.
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UVa Student Dies After Release From North Korea, Where He Was Imprisoned

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2017 - 3:01pm
The student had been traveling through the country when he was detained.
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To Students, Many College Learning Experiences Feel Like They’re From ‘Another Century’

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2017 - 12:51pm
After stints in the federal government and as Rhode Island’s chief innovation officer, Richard Culatta is now chief executive of the International Society for Technology in Education. He wants the group to help ensure that technology isn’t just an expense but “an accelerant to good practice.”
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Georgia’s Mergers Offer Lessons, and Cautions, to Other States

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2017 - 10:50am
The consolidation of 14 public colleges has produced some benefits, but not a windfall in savings.
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The Subtle Art of Gaining Faculty Buy-In

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
For administrators seeking faculty support for a major change, there are no simple tricks; rather, it takes long-term relationship building and canny strategy, say veterans of the process.
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Where the Journey to College Is No Fairy Tale

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
For promising students at one low-income high school, the road to college is marked by hope, frustration, and limited choices.
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‘What Are the Pathways?’ Listening to Black Men on Campus

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 18, 2017 - 4:44pm
A sociologist at the University of Louisville describes what colleges need to do to graduate more black males.
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Presidents Share What’s Worked

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 18, 2017 - 4:37pm
College leaders talk about how they have succeeded in bringing faculty on board for new projects — and how they have failed.
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How Millennials Support Feminism on Campus

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 18, 2017 - 4:34pm
Activists’ work to uphold women’s rights permeates college life and blends with other social-progress advocacy, an author finds.
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4 Ways Professors Respond to Change

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 18, 2017 - 4:34pm
Chris McGoff, one of the founders of the Clearing, a management-consultant company, says his decades of experience have taught him that the various ways in which people approach a new idea — or resist it — are consistent across all types of organizations, including academe.
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