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Students

A Closer Look at 7 Common Requirements in Resolved Federal Sex-Assault Inquiries  

As Title IX complaints have multiplied, the government has issued more-expansive mandates for the colleges it has investigated.

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Technology

What the MIT Dean’s New University Can Learn From Past Upstarts  

Administrators at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and Hampshire College reflect on the challenges of shaking up the standard system.

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Administration

In a Crisis-Stricken City, a Public University Searches for Its Role  

The University of Michigan at Flint has long considered itself loyal to its community. Now campus leaders have been challenged to prove what that loyalty is worth.

The Ticker

Apollo Education, U. of Phoenix's Parent, Is Sold For $1.1 Billion

The company has been acquired by "a consortium of investors," and its board will be chaired by a former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

The Ticker

George Washington U. Stops Accepting Donated Cadavers After Losing Track of Body Identities

The medical school's dean says that "we have been unable to make a positive identification of certain donor bodies and as a result are unable to return ashes to some families who have requested them."

The Ticker

Professor Who Expressed Solidarity With Muslims Will Leave Wheaton of Illinois

The evangelical Christian college had been seeking to fire the professor in a theological dispute over her views about Christianity and Islam.

Administration

An Administrator’s Rape Allegation Shakes Student-Conduct Group

The president-elect of the Association for Student Conduct Administration publicly accused her predecessor of assaulting her. His university placed him on paid leave while it investigates.

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Faculty

U. of Wisconsin Faculty Members Fear Gutting of Tenure  

Faculty leaders are criticizing proposed policies that were devised to replace job protections stripped out of state law. They say the proposals leave professors far too vulnerable to layoffs.

Students

‘It’s Terrifying to Do Something Like This’: Ex-Sorority Member Broadcasts Concerns About Greek Life

When a Syracuse University senior wanted to air her grievances about body-shaming among women, she turned to YouTube. She talks about what happened next.

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Faculty

When a Faculty Candidate Has Been Investigated for Harassment, What’s a Hiring Committee to Do?  

That’s a thorny question, as the resignation of a molecular biologist at the University of Chicago demonstrates. Without hard evidence or standard practices, professors struggle to balance the presumption of innocence with a desire to protect their own grad students.

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Government

What the Education Dept.’s Security Failures Mean for Students and Colleges  

Congressional hearings on the agency’s vulnerability to hackers have featured plenty of anger and acronyms. Here’s a guide to what’s at stake for students, families, and colleges.

Students

In Airbnb Era, Colleges Count on Housing Contracts to Deter Dorm-Room Rentals

As students post offers on the site, colleges revisit their policies to make sure the practice is forbidden.

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Administration

Presidents of Small Colleges Bank on Fund Raising to Survive  

Big gifts are critical, but with concerns about the future of the liberal-arts institutions, some would-be donors are asking tougher questions before giving.

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Government

Lawmakers Roast the Education Dept.’s Top Technology Officer Over Ethics and Data Security

Danny Harris answered charges that he had committed financial improprieties and failed to secure the agency’s "vulnerable" information systems in a three-hour grilling from a U.S. House committee.

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Faculty

Evangelical Colleges’ Diversity Problem  

A black professor’s tense tenure at Wheaton College of Illinois has raised uncomfortable questions for a movement that has long struggled to reconcile tradition and diversity.

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The Chronicle Review

Shakespeare’s Badass Quarto  

On the trail of a centuries-old Hamlet mystery.


Lingua Franca

(Your Name), Enabler

Lucy Ferriss tries to pinpoint when when the verb "enable" spawned the noun.

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Vitae

Time Is a Feminist Issue in Academia, Too

The creep of academic work has been met by the creep of caregiving duties.

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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': Can I Parlay a Tenure-Track Offer Into a Non-Tenure-Track Job?

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: When to tell an employer you're leaving; what to say to a student who says, "But I always get a 4.0!"