The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ News :: Administration Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:55:34 EST <![CDATA[At Conservative Confab, Colleges and Activist Groups Seek to Connect With Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190485/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Conservative-Confab/190485/ "People already know what they want to do," said one official at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "We’re going to teach you how to make it happen."

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:55:54 EST
<![CDATA[Senate’s Revamped Sexual-Assault Bill Puts More Pressure on Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190487/ http://chronicle.com/article/Senate-s-Revamped/190487/ Building on legislation that never came to a vote last year, the new bill would require colleges to do more to protect victims and the due-process rights of all parties.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:55:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Ever-Growing World of College Rankings]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190437/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Ever-Growing-World-of/190437/ New entrants in the ratings game say they focus on how students fare after college, rather than on the quality of those who enroll.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Make Your Own College Rankings]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151473/ http://chronicle.com/article/Make-Your-Own-College-Rankings/151473/ Try your hand at The Chronicle's College Rankings Mash-Up Machine.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Distinction Washington U. Wants to Lose: Least Economically Diverse]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190413/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Distinction-Washington-U/190413/ The St. Louis institution ranks well below its peers in admitting Pell-eligible students.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:56:41 EST
<![CDATA[Opening Up Admissions at a Rich Private College is Holden Thorp’s Latest Challenge]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190305/ http://chronicle.com/article/Opening-Up-Admissions-at-a/190305/ Once the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s chancellor, Mr. Thorp is trying to raise admission of low-income students at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Program's Extra Support for Community-College Students Is Paying Off]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190415/ http://chronicle.com/article/Programs-Extra-Support-for/190415/ The City University of New York’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs sharply increased graduation rates of students who needed remedial classes, a new study finds.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:53:35 EST
<![CDATA[Chancellors Urge Congress to Ease Costly Rules on Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190347/ http://chronicle.com/article/Chancellors-Urge-Congress-to/190347/ The Senate education committee’s Republican chair is eager to reduce the "staggering" toll, but Democratic lawmakers and consumer advocates call for a cautious approach to regulatory relief.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Is Obama's ‘Pay as You Earn’ Plan Too Costly?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190307/ http://chronicle.com/article/Is-Obamas-Pay-as-You/190307/ The question looms as negotiators gather to hash out a plan to expand the most-generous federal student-loan repayment option to more borrowers.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:55:54 EST
<![CDATA[State-by-State Breakdown of Graduation Rates]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145379/ http://chronicle.com/article/State-by-State-Breakdown-of/145379/ A newly updated interactive chart shows six-year graduation outcomes of nearly 2.7 million first-time, degree-seeking students who entered college in the fall of 2008.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:55:01 EST
<![CDATA[Video: What the State of Law Schools Can Teach the Rest of Higher Ed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190197/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-What-the-State-of-Law/190197/ Declining student demand and a weak job market have turned up the pressure on law schools. Blake Morant, dean of the George Washington University Law School and president of the Association of American Law Schools, describes some of the things they are doing about it.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Financial-Aid Fine Print]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190131/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Financial-Aid-Fine-Print/190131/ They have similar policies, but variation among them can make a real difference in what students will pay.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190237/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/190237/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[How Liberty U. Became an Unexpected Model for the Future of Higher Ed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190247/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Liberty-U-Became-an/190247/ The Rev. Jerry Falwell’s experiment is getting harder to ignore.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Can Dartmouth Rehabilitate Itself?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190231/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-Dartmouth-Rehabilitate/190231/ Banning hard liquor, the college reckons with its culture.

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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:55:53 EST
<![CDATA[Concealed Handguns Mainly Miss the Mark as an Answer to Campus Rape]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190233/ http://chronicle.com/article/Concealed-Handguns-Mainly-Miss/190233/ Gun-rights advocates are pushing "campus carry" laws as a means to prevent sexual assaults, but the circumstances surrounding most attacks would preclude an armed defense.

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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:55:17 EST
<![CDATA[Campus Police Forces Use ‘Special-Victims Units’ to Aid Sex-Assault Victims]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190225/ http://chronicle.com/article/Campus-Police-Forces-Use/190225/ The teams of specially trained officers could become more important as colleges face mounting pressure from activists and lawmakers.

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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:55:05 EST
<![CDATA[Download a Special Report: Alcohol's Hold on Campus]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190217/ http://chronicle.com/article/Download-a-Special-Report-/190217/ Alcohol is an entrenched reality of campus life. Read and share this collection of articles on college drinking to inform colleagues and campus discussions.

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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Q&A With the Nevada Lawmaker Who Says Guns Will Help Prevent Campus Rape]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190235/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Q-A-With-the-Nevada-Lawmaker/190235/ Michele Fiore explains why she thinks allowing "concealed carry" at colleges would thwart would-be attackers.

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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Accreditor Still Has Final Say Over Fate of City College of San Francisco]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190177/ http://chronicle.com/article/Accreditor-Still-Has-Final-Say/190177/ On paper a California judge ruled against the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. But he said it could still revoke the college’s accreditation.

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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 04:55:37 EST
<![CDATA[Its Future in Doubt, South Carolina State Ponders Its Disastrous Recent Past]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190179/ http://chronicle.com/article/Its-Future-in-Doubt-South/190179/ A South Carolina legislative committee has voted to remove the university’s president and Board of Trustees, and temporarily give the power to the state.

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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[A College Puts Students to Work, for Their Future and Its Own]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190175/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-College-Puts-Students-to/190175/ Paul Quinn College, in Dallas, is the first urban institution to adopt the work-college model, in which students’ labor both educates them and keeps the campus going.

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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tennessee's Task: Turn 'Free Community College' From a Rallying Cry Into a Success]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190125/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tennessees-Task-Turn-Free/190125/ It’s too early to tell whether Tennessee's experiment will yield the desired results. But it’s captured students' attention.

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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 04:56:40 EST
<![CDATA[A Fight Over a Stadium Highlights Debate Over Role of Sports in Academe]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190121/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Fight-Over-a-Stadium/190121/ Despite the financial risk, colleges are betting that expensive athletics facilities will lift ticket sales and alumni engagement.

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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[In Rape Cases, Students’ Texts and Emails Face the Court of Public Opinion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190075/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Rape-Cases-Students-/190075/ What happens when the words exchanged between an accuser and an alleged perpetrator are posted online for all to see?

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 04:55:20 EST
<![CDATA[Louisiana's Governor Seeks Sharp Cuts at Already Cash-Strapped Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190077/ http://chronicle.com/article/Louisianas-Governor-Seeks/190077/ Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan puts him among the ranks of other prominent Republicans who are taking aim at higher education.

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 04:55:01 EST