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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.

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Students

As Dual Enrollments Swell, So Do Worries About Academic Rigor

Courses that give high-school students college credit before they graduate are expanding rapidly. In Texas, where the idea is especially popular, many educators are watching the trend warily.

The Ticker

Watch This University Chancellor Catch a Bunch of Pokémon

The University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee put out a video of its chancellor, Mark Mone, stepping out of his office for a "meeting."

The Ticker

Adams State U. Settles Lawsuit With Professor Who Was Banned From Campus

The university lifted the ban and will pay $100,000 to resolve the dispute.

The Ticker

Former U. of Alaska Student Acquitted of Rape Says University Is Withholding His Degree

The former hockey player was found not guilty of two sexual-assault charges in February. But the university's investigation is still open, and the investigators have yet to schedule an interview with him, according to a lawsuit.

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Students

How Alabama Is Trying to Diversify Its Greek Organizations

This month the university released an "action plan" that seeks to promote inclusiveness within its traditionally white fraternities and sororities. But concerns remain about the possibility of lasting change.

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Admissions & Student Aid

Behind the Shake-Up at Temple U.: A Merit Scholarship That Grew Too Fast

Though no administrators have taken the blame for the $22-million deficit that led to the president’s resignation, it’s clear that a financial-aid program had become too successful for its own good.

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Students

When Pokémon Goes to Campus: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The hit augmented-reality game has prompted many colleges to jump on the bandwagon. Sometimes, though, players are finding themselves in unusual situations.

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Research

A Team of Political Scientists, a Convention Like No Other, and a Search for One Good Protest

Student researchers from Penn State arrived at the Republican National Convention expecting chaotic — and perhaps frightening — scenes of activism. Instead they got a lesson in the unpredictability of social-science fieldwork.

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Faculty

‘Historians Against Trump’ and ‘Historians on Donald Trump’: Scholars Sound Off About Why They Joined

Academics in the two groups say they see it as their duty to point out historical precedents for a Trump presidency and to help the public make educated choices.

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Technology

Which Ed-Tech Tools Truly Work? New Project Aims to Tell Why No One Seems Eager to Find Out

Jefferson Education, an incubator affiliated with the University of Virginia, has enlisted more than 100 educators, entrepreneurs, and experts to examine why neither companies nor their customers tend to rigorously evaluate their products.

Faculty

How to Hold Research ‘Rock Stars’ Accountable for Sexual Harassment

A panel on harassment in academe, particularly in the sciences, explored why it’s difficult to punish professors for inappropriate behavior and what can be done about that. Here are three themes from the discussion.

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The Chronicle Review

Police Violence, Out of Context

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

Lingua Franca

Here's Looking at You, Narcissist

Ben Yagoda says the diagnosis of a certain candidate by Bryan Cranston and many others — including doctors — seems 100 percent on the money.

The Chronicle Review

‘Trump Syllabus’ Ignores Race, Xenophobia

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

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Vitae

How to Resign

Advice on writing the letter, breaking the news, and other details of your departure.

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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': How Can I Make the Most of a Visiting Assistant Professorship?

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: how to write a diversity statement.