The Ticker

For-Profit Giant Cautions That New-Student Enrollment May Drop by Half

ITT Educational Services Inc. said in a corporate filing that the figure could decrease by 45 to 60 percent over the next six months.

The Ticker

Judge Blocks Kentucky Governor's Order Abolishing U. of Louisville Board

The order marks the latest development in the odd saga that has ensued since the governor announced last month that he was dissolving the university's board. The new board has already accepted the resignation of James R. Ramsey, the university's president.

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Administration

Why Do So Many College Presidents Call Their Campuses a ‘Family’?

The Baylor Family. The Ole Miss family. The Rutgers family. When leaders want to convey a sense of community, experts say, they often resort to this well-worn metaphor.

The Ticker

Suffolk U. and Its President Abruptly Part Ways

The chairman of the Boston institution's Board of Trustees announced on Thursday that Margaret A. McKenna was no longer president.

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Leadership & Governance

Video: Damming Student Debt: One Liberal-Arts College’s Approach

Sheila Bair, president of Washington College, in Maryland, says it’s been too easy for colleges to raise tuition because it’s been too easy for students to borrow money, and that has created a drag on the economy.

 

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Leadership & Governance

The Slow-Motion Downfall of Linda Katehi

With her job on the line and Janet Napolitano on the case, the University of California at Davis’s chancellor can’t resist a fight.

The Ticker

Why Is UVa Under Title IX Investigation Again?

The university just last fall emerged from a bruising federal inquiry into its handling of sexual violence.

The Ticker

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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Admissions & Student Aid

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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Leadership & Governance

The Katehi Years at UC-Davis

The years since Linda P.B. Katehi became chancellor of the University of California at Davis, in 2009, have been marked by controversy and conflict. Here's a look at her record.

The Ticker

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.

The Ticker

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.

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Government

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.

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Administration

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.

The Ticker

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.

The Ticker

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.

The Ticker

Smithsonian Institution Is Hiring a Beer Scholar

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

The Ticker

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.

Students

Apply for The Chronicle's Spring Internships

Are you an early-career journalist? We want you to apply for our paid internships. Here's how.

The Ticker

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.

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Government

‘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.

Teaching

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.

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Faculty

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.

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Students

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.

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Students

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.