Higher Education News

IRS Tool Used for Student-Aid Forms Will Be Offline Until the Fall

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 30, 2017 - 2:23pm
The tool, which has helped millions of students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is valuable, but "we cannot risk the safety of taxpayer data," said the IRS's commissioner.
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Faculty 'Diversity Statements' Are Called Threats to Academic Freedom

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 30, 2017 - 1:02pm
A new report accuses colleges of creating “ideological litmus tests” for faculty hiring and promotion by asking candidates for statements on their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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After a Student Dies, Penn State Bans a Fraternity and Liquor at All Greek Houses

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 30, 2017 - 11:48am
The actions are among a sweeping set of measures designed to crack down on what officials described as “growing evidence of problems” related to hazing, alcohol abuse, and drug use in Greek life.
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Seeking Closure in Verdict, Penn State Finds More Discord

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 30, 2017 - 2:55am
After Graham Spanier’s conviction last week, a Penn State trustee said he was "running out of sympathy" for Jerry Sandusky’s abuse victims. Those remarks and a furious statement by Louis Freeh suggest anything but calm.
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Why Hundreds of Christian Faculty Members Have Signed a ‘Statement of Confession’

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 30, 2017 - 2:55am
Lisa DeBoer, a professor at Westmont College, explains the significance of a statement whose signatories promise to recognize "vulnerable populations among us" and "ways we benefit from and participate in structural injustices."
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Duquesne U. Rejects Last-Ditch Proposals to Save Its Press

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 30, 2017 - 2:55am
The publications of the 90-year-old press, which got an annual subsidy of $200,000, include a highly regarded journal of Milton studies.
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Trump’s Proposed Cuts Threaten Colleges’ Key Job-Training Programs

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 30, 2017 - 2:44am
The president has spoken out about putting Americans back to work, but college leaders fear that his budget plan would sharply undermine that goal.
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Wayne State U. Seeks to Revoke Tenure of 5 Medical-School Professors

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 29, 2017 - 12:06pm
Facing budget deficits at its medical school, the university wants to dismiss faculty members who it says are "grossly underperforming."
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Here's a Map of 'Free College' Programs Nationwide

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 29, 2017 - 11:33am
The University of Pennsylvania Graduate of School of Education's interactive map highlights programs "designed to increase college attainment."
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Christian Student in Florida Is Suspended After Dispute With Muslim Professor

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 29, 2017 - 11:24am
Rollins College suspended 20-year-old Marshall Polston after his religious-studies professor filed a “protection against stalking” request.
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Iowa State U. Defends 9/11 Assignment Against Lawmaker's Criticism

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 29, 2017 - 10:59am
Students were asked to write a paper that considered the attacks of September 11, 2001, from the perspective of a terrorist group.
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Faculty at Morehouse College Vote No Confidence in Board Chair

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 29, 2017 - 9:46am
The vote, which follows the board’s decision not to renew the contract of the college's president, is at least the second to occur at a historically black institution this month.
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Adjuncts at Colorado Community Colleges Lack Academic-Freedom Protections, AAUP Says

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 29, 2017 - 2:55am
The association cites an adjunct's firing as evidence of broader problems in the treatment of part-time instructors.
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A Woman Leader Advises: Get the Right Credential

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 29, 2017 - 2:55am
Judy L. Genshaft, president of the University of South Florida, is among the still-small group of women who lead research universities. Her advice to others? Get the right credential, and be prepared for the demands and sacrifices of the job.
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For Community-College Presidents, a Challenging Role Yields High Turnover

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 29, 2017 - 2:55am
The top job is changing rapidly, and a number of long-tenured leaders are retiring. That has put their offices in a state of flux.
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Moody's Calls Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts a Credit Negative for Higher Ed

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 28, 2017 - 12:25pm
Steep cuts in research funding and the elimination of some programs would hurt higher education, a report says.
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Chapel Hill Replaced KKK Name, but Not the Debate

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 28, 2017 - 2:55am
As University of North Carolina officials try to make a building renaming into a teaching moment, some students describe a lingering discontent over the campus climate.
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No-Confidence Vote Exposes Racial Tensions Among Faculty at Kentucky State U.

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 28, 2017 - 2:55am
Some professors at the historically black university complain of racial disparities in promotion and tenure, but the incoming president vows to strive for reconciliation.
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Regional Labor Panels Are Hailed as Likely to Improve Colleges’ Relations With Adjuncts

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 28, 2017 - 2:50am
At a national gathering of people who hammer out academic labor contracts, both sides saw value in having colleges collaborate in dealing with contingent faculty unions.
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Weeks After Charles Murray’s Visit, Middlebury Continues to Debate the Contours of Free Speech

Chronicle of Higher Education - March 28, 2017 - 2:45am
Students and faculty are still divided over whether the controversial political scientist should have been given a platform on their campus. They view the dialogue that has emerged as important work.
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