The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ News :: Administration Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:10:44 EDT <![CDATA[White House Tries a New Tactic on Student Debt: Email Alerts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148441/ http://chronicle.com/article/White-House-Tries-a-New-Tactic/148441/ Struggling borrowers have been slow to sign up for new federal programs that could reduce their loan payments. Now the Obama administration is reaching out to their in-boxes.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Now Defending the Liberal Arts on Twitter: a Couple of Cartoons]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148429/ http://chronicle.com/article/Now-Defending-the-Liberal-Arts/148429/ The fictional student and counselor—"Libby" and "Art," get it?—were dreamed up by the Council of Independent Colleges.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When Students Transfer, Credits May Not Follow]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148425/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Students-Transfer/148425/ A study’s findings about the paths transfer students took, and how many credits came with them, may help policy makers close gaps in the process.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:56:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Obamacare Revives an Old Question: Are Student Workers Employees?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148409/ http://chronicle.com/article/Obamacare-Revives-an-Old/148409/ Higher-education groups support two bills that would exempt colleges from the law’s mandate that they provide health coverage to some student workers.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:55:07 EDT
<![CDATA[A Shooting in a St. Louis Suburb Reverberates on Campuses Near and Far]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148405/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Shooting-in-a-St-Louis/148405/ Nearby colleges scramble to assure students that their campuses are safe. Elsewhere, students are protesting.

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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why It's So Hard to Tell What Low-Income Students Pay at Elite Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148403/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Its-So-Hard-to-Tell-What/148403/ Not all institutions categorize students the same way when they report their data to the Education Department.

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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:55:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Promises of Debt Relief Meet Privacy Concerns]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148387/ http://chronicle.com/article/Promises-of-Debt-Relief-Meet/148387/ The Education Department has warned borrowers not to share their government-issued PINs with student-loan-relief firms, citing concerns about identity theft and fraud.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:56:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Elon College's Application, 1913: Have You Read Any Homer?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148367/ http://chronicle.com/article/Elon-Colleges-Application/148367/ A look at how the college application has changed over the past century, through the experience of one North Carolina institution.

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Texas Legislators Stop Short of Impeaching Controversial Regent]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148361/ http://chronicle.com/article/Texas-Legislators-Stop-Short/148361/ A committee voted instead to censure Wallace L. Hall Jr., whose scrutiny of the University of Texas flagship stirred debate about the appropriate role of a regent.

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 04:57:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Thanks to Outreach, U.S. Colleges Enjoy Jump in Gifts From Abroad]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148313/ http://chronicle.com/article/Thanks-to-Outreach-US/148313/ Through regional investment and engagement, U.S. institutions are tapping a vast pool of wealth around the globe.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Data-Analysis Programs That Help Retain Students Are Gaining Traction at Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148311/ http://chronicle.com/article/Data-Analysis-Programs-That/148311/ Efforts to identify those at risk of dropping out shed new light on the science of retention.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Behind an Ex-President, a Band of Loyalists]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148321/ http://chronicle.com/article/Behind-an-Ex-President-a-Band/148321/ As Graham Spanier fights to clear his name, an eclectic group of defenders has coalesced around the former Penn State chief.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Breaking Down the Ruling: 3 Experts' Views]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148343/ http://chronicle.com/article/Breaking-Down-the-Ruling-3/148343/ We asked three legal scholars to take a highlighter to the most significant parts of the judge’s ruling in the Ed O’Bannon case.

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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:23:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Amateurism May Be Dead, but a New Educational Model Is Born]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148345/ http://chronicle.com/article/Amateurism-May-Be-Dead-but-a/148345/ The judge dismantled the NCAA's amateurism defense, but gave the association the tools to create a new academic focus.

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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 18:11:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What People Are Saying About the O'Bannon Ruling]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148341/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-People-Are-Saying-About/148341/ Many observers said that while the judge dealt a powerful blow to the NCAA, it wasn’t a fatal one. Here’s a sampling of their reactions.

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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:40:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How the O'Bannon Ruling Could Change College Sports]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148339/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-the-OBannon-Ruling-Could/148339/ Colleges are budgeting for new player benefits, but some could curb licensing deals to limit what they give athletes.

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Sat, 09 Aug 2014 16:59:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Federal Judge Finds NCAA's Player Rules Violate Antitrust Laws]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148337/ http://chronicle.com/article/Federal-Judge-Finds-NCAAs/148337/ If the ruling stands, players like former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon could earn a share of licensing revenue they help generate.

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Sat, 09 Aug 2014 13:25:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Who Needs an A, Anyway? A Lot of Folks on Campus Do]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148333/ http://chronicle.com/article/Who-Needs-an-A-Anyway-A-Lot/148333/ Grade inflation doesn’t just affect GPAs: As Princeton’s report on its grading policy notes, coaches, admissions directors, and competing institutions all have a stake in the matter.

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Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19:49:19 EDT
<![CDATA[How the 'Long Shadow' of Family Background Helps Determine Which Children Succeed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148329/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-the-Long-Shadow-of/148329/ The author of a new book explains why conventional views of urban poverty are often wrong, and how schooling both helps and hinders social mobility.

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Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:31:55 EDT
<![CDATA[A Plan to Relax PLUS-Loan Restrictions Spurs a Debate on Default]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148317/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Plan-to-Relax-PLUS-Loan/148317/ Some HBCUs are welcoming a proposal that could help borrowers with checkered credit histories secure the loans. But consumer advocates are less sanguine.

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Fri, 08 Aug 2014 04:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Why the U. of Oregon's Presidency Is Such a Difficult Job]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148319/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-the-U-of-Oregons/148319/ Michael R. Gottfredson’s resignation may have caught some off guard. But his tenure demonstrates recurring issues.

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Fri, 08 Aug 2014 04:09:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Comparing Colleges' Net Prices Is Tricky, in More Ways Than One]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148169/ http://chronicle.com/article/Comparing-Colleges-Net-Prices/148169/ Now that the government provides data on what families at various income levels pay, it’s tempting to make comparisons. But you might be taking an apple for an orange.

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Law Requires Public Colleges to Extend Tuition Breaks to Veterans]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148283/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Law-Requires-Public/148283/ The federal government will require institutions to offer reduced in-state rates to a wider range of students—a matter that had previously been left to states.

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:09:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Is Student Debt Harmful to Your Health? A New Study Raises the Possibility]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148207/ http://chronicle.com/article/Is-Student-Debt-Harmful-to/148207/ College graduates with significant debt are less likely to feel that they’re "thriving" in several aspects of their lives, according to the Gallup-Purdue Index.

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[For Wealthy NCAA Programs, Autonomy Is Not a Panacea]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148209/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-Wealthy-NCAA-Programs/148209/ A new governance system could provide more benefits to players, but critics say it fails to hold institutions accountable.

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Financial Fragility Heralds Major Divide in For-Profit Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148171/ http://chronicle.com/article/Financial-Fragility-Heralds/148171/ Nearly all of the publicly traded companies are facing scrutiny from federal agencies or state attorneys general or both. But troubled finances represent a far more imminent threat to some.

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:55:13 EDT