The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ News :: Administration Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:34:54 EDT <![CDATA[NIH Allocates $31-Million to Tackle Racial Gaps in Training]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149597/ http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Allocates-31-Million-to/149597/ A dozen university groups will now be asked to develop and test strategies for improving the diversity of the nation’s medical work force.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:51:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Key Players in Academic Fraud at U. of North Carolina]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149583/ http://chronicle.com/article/Key-Players-in-Academic-Fraud/149583/ One revelation in Wednesday's report is that far more people were involved in the fraud than was previously known. Here's a breakdown.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Coming Soon for PLUS Loans: More Eligible Borrowers, New Data on Defaults]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149593/ http://chronicle.com/article/Coming-Soon-for-PLUS-Loans-/149593/ The Education Department has issued a final rule that will make it easier for borrowers with past credit problems to qualify for the loans.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:16:16 EDT
<![CDATA[For Colleges, Student-Privacy Law Can Be an Obligation and a Shield]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149553/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-Colleges-Student-Privacy/149553/ When its quarterback was accused of sexual assault, the University of Florida erred on the side of disclosure. Colleges typically do the opposite.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:55:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Many Athletes Receive Little Education on Concussion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149545/ http://chronicle.com/article/Many-Athletes-Receive-Little/149545/ Nearly one-quarter of respondents to a survey of NCAA colleges said their institutions did not properly teach players about the risk of head injuries.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:01:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Universities Curtail Health Experts' Efforts to Work on Ebola in West Africa]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149543/ http://chronicle.com/article/Universities-Curtail-Health/149543/ Tough new restrictions on travel to countries stricken by the virus worry some infectious-disease workers, on campuses and off.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:55:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Seeking Hip Worker Environs, Universities Remake Research Parks]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149541/ http://chronicle.com/article/Seeking-Hip-Worker-Environs/149541/ To attract new talent and sustain growth, traditional parks are planning ambitious overhauls.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:54:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Public-College Leaders Rail Against Education Dept.’s ‘Regulatory Culture’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149535/ http://chronicle.com/article/Public-College-Leaders-Rail/149535/ The under secretary of education gets an earful from a crowd at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ annual meeting.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:32:23 EDT
<![CDATA[In Rules on Campus Sexual Violence, Education Dept. Emphasizes Training]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149521/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Rules-on-Campus-Sexual/149521/ The new regulations for colleges represent "the most significant change in campus-sexual-assault policy in 20 years," says one expert.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:55:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Benchmark Survey Finds a Continued Rise in Giving to Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149519/ http://chronicle.com/article/Benchmark-Survey-Finds-a/149519/ The stock market’s recent volatility notwithstanding, the country’s improved financial outlook in 2013 contributed to a surge in donations to higher education.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About the Past Seven Days]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149501/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/149501/ Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT <![CDATA[As Ebola Fears Touch Campuses, Officials Respond With an ‘Excess of Caution’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149491/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Ebola-Fears-Touch-Campuses/149491/ Colleges want to keep their students and employees safe. They also want to avoid causing unnecessary alarm.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:56:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Here Are 88 Weird College-Owned Trademarks, Arranged as a Poem]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149415/ http://chronicle.com/article/Here-Are-88-Weird/149415/ Some of them are standard. Others, not so much.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Colleges Don't Want to Be Judged by Their Graduation Rates]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149435/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Colleges-Dont-Want-to-Be/149435/ The government's calculation of the rates ignores millions of potential graduates, a worrisome prospect as a controversial college-rating system is about to be unveiled.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When Guns Come to Campus, Security and Culture Can Get Complicated]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149411/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Guns-Come-to-Campus/149411/ The cancellation of a speech by a feminist media critic at Utah State University has revived concerns about safety at institutions in states that allow firearms on campuses.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:56:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NSF-Backed Scientists Raise Alarm Over Deepening Congressional Inquiry]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149407/ http://chronicle.com/article/NSF-Backed-Scientists-Raise/149407/ Grants to some 50 professors are now being investigated by the Republican-controlled House science committee.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:55:56 EDT
<![CDATA[As Complaints Over Private Student Loans Rise, Repayment Information Remains Scarce]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149403/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Complaints-Over-Private/149403/ The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has received 5,300 complaints from borrowers since last October, an increase of 38 percent.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA['Dear White People': A New Movie About Race on Campus Is, Sadly, Spot-On]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149409/ http://chronicle.com/article/Dear-White-People-A-New/149409/ We spoke with students and scholars who caught preview screenings of the buzzed-about film. For the most part, they said, it resonates.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Taste of Autonomy, Sports Programs Now Battle for Athletes' Bellies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149385/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Taste-of-Autonomy-Sports/149385/ Freed of NCAA limits on how much they can give their athletes to eat, some programs are budgeting $1-million extra for snacks. And keeping an eye on competitors' tables.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:58:53 EDT
<![CDATA[A College System Lets Students’ Pay Determine Its Budget Requests]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149387/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-College-System-Lets/149387/ The Texas State Technical College system bases its requests on a "returned value" formula that looks at how much students earn above the minimum wage.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:55:36 EDT
<![CDATA[At Saint Louis U., Ferguson Protests Make for a Long, Tense, but Peaceful Night]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149377/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Saint-Louis-U-Ferguson/149377/ Campus officials had little warning that a middle-of-the-night march would bring hundreds of demonstrators through the university’s gates.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 04:58:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The U. of Texas Tracks What Its Graduates Earn. It Thinks You Should, Too.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149375/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-U-of-Texas-Tracks-What/149375/ University officials found a receptive audience on Capitol Hill last week. They showed off an online tool that could be just what some lawmakers want all colleges to do.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 04:56:43 EDT
<![CDATA[On Campuses and Beyond, the Job Market for New Graduates Looks Up]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149373/ http://chronicle.com/article/On-CampusesBeyond-the/149373/ A survey of employers agrees with a gut feeling shared by career counselors—that the Class of 2015 will see a rise in employment opportunities.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 04:55:20 EDT
<![CDATA[As a President Gets 5 More Years, a Faculty Gets Nervous]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149357/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-a-President-Gets-5-More/149357/ John Garvey has the backing of the Catholic University of America’s trustees. Now he just has to regain the support of his own professors.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 04:57:27 EDT
<![CDATA[At U. of Florida, More Questions Than Answers as Rape Charges Are Dropped]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149359/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-U-of-Florida-More/149359/ The university had won praise for acting quickly to suspend an accused player. Then the accuser dropped her complaint, prompting a new debate about how to handle such cases.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 04:56:03 EDT
<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About The Past Seven Days]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149335/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/149335/ Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT