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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.

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.

The Ticker

Charges Are Dropped Against Yale Worker Who Purposely Broke Window Depicting Slavery

Corey Menafee's criminal case ended a day after he went back to work at the university, which had asked prosecutors to drop the charges.

The Ticker

Louisville Board Still Hasn't Accepted Its President's Resignation

The Board of Trustees postponed a meeting on Tuesday at which it was slated to consider the resignation of James R. Ramsey, who said last month he would step down. The board will meet instead on Wednesday.

The Ticker

Smithsonian Institution Is Hiring a Beer Scholar

The historian will work at its new American Brewing History Initiative.

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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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Students

‘I Want to Get This Right’: Scenes From a Conference on Campus Sex Assault

When officials from 33 colleges met in Washington to discuss a new curriculum for assault investigations, conducting fair interviews and making sense of consent emerged as key themes.

Lingua Franca

The Pink of Fashion

Allan Metcalf figures out why young women wear clothing labeled "pink," when it isn't.

The Chronicle Review

‘Trump Syllabus’ Ignores Race, Xenophobia

A contributor to the "Trump Syllabus" voices her disapproval of the project.

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The Chronicle Review

Police Violence, Out of Context

What a recent high-profile study about police shootings got wrong.

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Vitae

How Hard Is It to Get Tenure?

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

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Vitae

Tenure-Track Wisdom: Milton Newberry III

The sixth in a series of interviews with new assistant professors about their first year on the job.