The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ News :: Administration Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:09:31 EDT <![CDATA[George Washington’s Public-Relations Challenge: Its Ex-President]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148565/ http://chronicle.com/article/George-Washington-s/148565/ The furor over Stephen J. Trachtenberg’s comments about sexual assault highlights a challenge for institutions whose former leaders maintain outsized public roles.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:57:44 EDT
<![CDATA[U.S. Is Urged to Curtail Alarming Dropout Rates Among Minority Men]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148563/ http://chronicle.com/article/US-Is-Urged-to-Curtail/148563/ Mandates from the federal government could help colleges deal with "equity gaps" not only for men of color but also for other disadvantaged groups, a report says.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:55:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Will College Ratings Hurt Minority Students? Here's Why Researchers Are Wary]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148557/ http://chronicle.com/article/Will-College-Ratings-Hurt/148557/ Some analysts are sounding alarms about President Obama’s rating system, and they’re focusing on concepts like risk adjustment and "education deserts."

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Presumed Guilty]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148529/ http://chronicle.com/article/Presumed-Guilty/148529/ College men accused of rape say the scales are tipped against them.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Economically Diverse Is Your College? A 'New York Times’ Ranking May Soon Tell]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148521/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Economically-Diverse-Is/148521/ The newspaper's new project isn't trying to pick the best colleges. It’s more interested in how well they attract underprivileged students.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:56:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NIH Tells Genomic Researchers: ‘You Must Share Data']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148509/ http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Tells-Genomic-Researchers-/148509/ Some researchers have worried that the mandate could create administrative red tape. But "the overall benefit to science," an NIH official said, "has to win the day."

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:57:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Up-or-Down Votes on Deans? An Unusual System Feeds Tension at U. of Miami]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148507/ http://chronicle.com/article/Up-or-Down-Votes-on-Deans-An/148507/ Three times in the past few years, faculty members have voted to oust deans. Twice they’ve been overruled.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:55:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Mitch Daniels Isn't Rebuilding Purdue's Engine, He's Tuning It]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148483/ http://chronicle.com/article/Mitch-Daniels-Isnt-Rebuilding/148483/ Mr. Daniels is portrayed as one of academe’s disruptive forces. But look at his record, and you’ll find that he’s still a moderate.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[John Sperling, a Higher-Ed Pioneer, Left Disciples Across For-Profit Sector]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148481/ http://chronicle.com/article/John-Sperling-a-Higher-Ed/148481/ Several of the companies that now dominate the industry, with billions in revenue, are led by executives who earned their chops at his businesses.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:13:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Scripted Response to Sexual Assault]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148465/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Scripted-Response-to-Sexual/148465/ With new federal rules looming, colleges try to reach students using online courses featuring "cheesy" acting, a cheeseburger analogy, and lessons in bystander intervention.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:55:00 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