The Ticker

U.S. Tells UNC It Violates Federal Law by Following Controversial Bathroom Bill

The Justice Department told the North Carolina system's president, Margaret Spellings, that the university was discriminating against transgender people.

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Technology

This Mongolian Teenager Aced a MOOC. Now He Wants to Widen Their Impact.

Battushig Myanganbayar enrolled at MIT after crushing one of its first massive open online courses. And he has some ideas about how they could make a real difference in the developing world.

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Va. Tech Says It Never Invited Conservative Speaker

A faculty member had contacted a Wall Street Journal columnist merely to gauge his interest in speaking, the university says.

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Reported Campus Sexual Assaults Have Risen Sharply as Overall Crime Has Fallen

The number of forcible sex crimes increased by 126 percent from 2001 to 2013, while all campus crimes fell by 34 percent, according to a new report.

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Acclaimed Author to Leave U. of Utah Post, Citing Soured Contract Talks

Terry Tempest Williams helped found a graduate program in environmental humanities, but she says she's leaving after "humiliating" negotiations.

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Minnesota College System Bars Teams From Tournaments in North Carolina

The decision by the system's presidents follows a statement by Minnesota's governor asking that state employees avoid traveling to North Carolina until its leaders "repeal the discriminatory law they enacted."

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Finance

The Mark Cuban Effect: How a Vocal Billionaire Is Betting on Higher Ed’s Disruption  

The celebrity businessman and ed-tech mentor says education "is a mess." He hopes to help turn it around with investments in start-ups and sharp criticism of bloated administration, glitzy facilities, and "easy money" in student loans.

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Students

What Does Work Add to the Learning Environment?  

Warren Wilson College emphasizes “applied learning” as a way to keep work and service relevant.

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Leadership & Governance

U. of Dayton Stretches Out Presidential Transition

The university has given Eric F. Spina, the new president, 10 months to learn from his predecessor, Daniel J. Curran, before taking over. In a recent conversation, the two leaders talked about the methodical changing of the guard.

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Students

Should Everyone Go to College?  

For poor kids, "college for all" isn’t the mantra it was meant to be. The national push may be doing more harm than good.

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Global

When Everyone Goes to College: a Lesson From South Korea  

Hearing American officials say the United States should emulate a near-universal college-attendance rate, some higher-ed experts in the East Asian nation scratch their heads.

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The Chronicle Review

When Religion Is No Laughing Matter  

Where a professor sees literary irreverence toward religion, his students see heresy.

Lingua Franca

Vivat Academia!

Allan Metcalf relishes the Latin mottos that adorn college diplomas.

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Vitae

Start Planning Now For Next Semester

You can’t build on the successes you achieved this semester if, by the time fall rolls around, you forgot how you achieved them.

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Vitae

The Men Who Email Me

Online harassment is a problem for women who write about anything.