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Government

How Clinton’s ‘Free College’ Could Cause a Cascade of Problems

The Democratic nominee’s proposal might sound great, but it could close many colleges, pressure some flagships, and disappoint students.

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Administration

A University Makes a Rare Call to Ditch Its Title IX Exemption

Since 1985, Pepperdine University has been exempt from certain provisions of Title IX. But early this year it decided to waive that status. It’s not clear what prompted the shift.

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Students

For Native Students, Education’s Promise Has Long Been Broken

President Obama wants more American Indian students to graduate from college. But look at the challenges these high schoolers face, and it becomes clear why that is a tall order.

The Ticker

Why Is UVa Under Title IX Investigation Again?

The university just last fall emerged from a bruising federal inquiry into its handling of sexual violence.

The Ticker

U. of Louisville Board Accepts Ramsey's Resignation as President

He will step down after 14 years in office, the last several months of which have been tarnished by a series of scandals.

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Leadership & Governance

The Katehi Years at UC-Davis

The years since Linda P.B. Katehi became chancellor of the University of California at Davis, in 2009, have been marked by controversy and conflict. Here's a look at her record.

Students

Native Students Face a Deepening Divide

Data show that the achievement gap between Native American students and their peers starts young and persists through college.

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Students

Leaving the Reservation

As she prepares to graduate from high school, Charnelle Bear Medicine contemplates her future at the University of Montana. A photo essay details the final weeks of her senior year.

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Government

‘Stereotypes Are at the Center’: a White House Official on Why Native Students Often Struggle

William Mendoza, director of the Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, had several false starts before completing college. He discusses how tribal colleges helped him find his way, and why they remain relevant to students today.

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Faculty

One Idea to Ease Faculty Into Retirement: the ‘Terminal Sabbatical’

At Widener University, administrators hope that a year of research and service will help professors make the transition.

Teaching

More Professors Know About Free Textbook Options, but Adoption Remains Low

Only 6.6 percent of faculty members are "very aware" of open educational resources, a survey found, and many say they can’t find such materials, although their use in introductory courses is ticking up.

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Students

What a University Can Learn From Wegmans

American University hopes to translate the customer-service ethos developed by the successful grocery chain into better student-service policies.

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Faculty

How Much Can Unions Lift Adjuncts? CUNY Contract Fight Hinges on What’s Good Enough

Many of the City University of New York’s part-time faculty members oppose a new labor agreement that their union heralds as offering them big gains.

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The Chronicle Review

The Nazi Rorschach Tests

What did the researchers who interviewed Nazi leaders in prison, after World War II, conclude?

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Vitae

On Confidence

It's the Goldilocks of personality traits. We want just the right amount.

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Commentary

Texas Picked an Ominous Date to Arm Its Public Colleges

Fifty years after the first mass shooting on a campus, is this really the best that we can do?

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Vitae

ISO: A Better Way to Evaluate Student Participation

It's not just about how many times they raise their hands in class.

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Vitae

How Hard Is It to Get Tenure?

It's stressful for everyone, but your department wants you to succeed.