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U. of Louisville Board Accepts Ramsey's Resignation as President

He will step down after 14 years in office, the last several months of which have been tarnished by a series of scandals.


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The Enrollment Manager as Bogeyman

In the eyes of their many critics, they are faceless, pragmatic technocrats with too much power. But it’s worth imagining what higher education would look like without enrollment managers playing a critical role.

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Spelman College Is Accused of Inaction After Anonymous Report of Gang Rape

The alleged victim, who spoke out in May through a Twitter account called "Raped at Spelman," said in tweets on Wednesday that college officials had not taken any action.

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U. of Michigan Settles Lawsuit Filed by Dismissed Graduate Student

Jennifer Dibbern had accused the university of kicking her out because of her union activity and her efforts to change the campus's anti-harassment policy.



How Clinton’s ‘Free College’ Could Cause a Cascade of Problems

The Democratic nominee’s proposal might sound great, but it could close many colleges, pressure some flagships, and disappoint students.



A University Makes a Rare Call to Ditch Its Title IX Exemption

Since 1985, Pepperdine University has been exempt from certain provisions of Title IX. But early this year it decided to waive that status. It’s not clear what prompted the shift.

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Charges Are Dropped Against Yale Worker Who Purposely Broke Window Depicting Slavery

Corey Menafee's criminal case ended a day after he went back to work at the university, which had asked prosecutors to drop the charges.

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Louisville Board Still Hasn't Accepted Its President's Resignation

The Board of Trustees postponed a meeting on Tuesday at which it was slated to consider the resignation of James R. Ramsey, who said last month he would step down. The board will meet instead on Wednesday.

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Smithsonian Institution Is Hiring a Beer Scholar

The historian will work at its new American Brewing History Initiative.

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Happy 21st Birthday, Academe Today!

Chronicle subscribers received the first issue of our daily newsletter on this day in 1995. The newsletter seems quite primitive by today’s standards.


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As a College Faces Loss of Funds, Its Board Chair Refuses to Resign

The Department of Education has threatened to withhold funds from Metropolitan Community College, in Omaha, because of a federal order against its board chair.



‘Stereotypes Are at the Center’: a White House Official on Why Native Students Often Struggle

William Mendoza, director of the Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, had several false starts before completing college. He discusses how tribal colleges helped him find his way, and why they remain relevant to students today.



For Native Students, Education’s Promise Has Long Been Broken

President Obama wants more American Indian students to graduate from college. But look at the challenges these high schoolers face, and it becomes clear why that is a tall order.



One Idea to Ease Faculty Into Retirement: the ‘Terminal Sabbatical’

At Widener University, administrators hope that a year of research and service will help professors make the transition.


More Professors Know About Free Textbook Options, but Adoption Remains Low

Only 6.6 percent of faculty members are "very aware" of open educational resources, a survey found, and many say they can’t find such materials, although their use in introductory courses is ticking up.



Leaving the Reservation

As she prepares to graduate from high school, Charnelle Bear Medicine contemplates her future at the University of Montana. A photo essay details the final weeks of her senior year.


For Native Students, a Deepening Divide

Data show that the achievement gap between Native American students and their peers starts young and persists through college.

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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."

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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.

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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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Small College to Close After Accreditor's Recognition Is Thrown Into Doubt

The Pennsylvania college is one of more than 900 for-profit institutions reeling from the Education Department's call to shut down the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.



‘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.



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.



What a University Can Learn From Wegmans

American University hopes to translate the customer-service ethos developed by the successful grocery chain into better student-service policies.