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Baylor Won't Comment on Report That Ken Starr Is Fired as President

"We will not respond to rumors, speculation or reports based on unnamed sources," the university said on Tuesday.

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Chancellor Is Criticized for Cellphone Use During Commencement

The head of the Alamo Colleges was on his phone for 40 minutes while graduates walked across the stage in front of him.

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Government

Everyone’s Waiting for Trump’s Higher-Education Platform. In the Meantime, Here are Some Clues.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee hasn’t released a plan, but he has commented on student loans, international students, and more.

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Adjuncts Vote to Unionize at Saint Louis U.

Part-time instructors in the university's College of Education and College of Arts and Sciences voted 89 to 28 in favor of forming a union.

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Leadership & Governance

Discussing Past Suicide Attempts, Cincinnati President Aims to Lessen Stigma

Santa J. Ono explains his decision to openly discuss his past battles with mental illness, including two separate occasions in which he sought to take his own life.

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Students

At the End of a Watershed Year, Can Student Activists Sustain Momentum?  

The protesters who made race on campus a nationwide issue certainly intend to keep up the pressure. They’re recruiting a new generation of leaders, placing students on campus committees, and boning up on administrative bureaucracy.

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Faculty Strike Begins at Green River Community College

The protest on the Washington campus concerns potential cuts that would leave five tenured and one tenure-track faculty member without jobs.

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Kentucky State President to Resign This Week

Raymond M. Burse will step down after two years at the university's helm.

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News

1989: A ‘Disturbing Pattern’ in Black and White

The Chronicle visited four campuses to describe what has come to be called the racial climate.

Administration

Regional Publics Cast Wider Nets and Rethink Retention  

The universities aren’t aggressively recruiting in faraway states, but they are reaching beyond traditional boundaries and trying other strategies to hit enrollment goals.

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Government

Where Does the Regional State University Go From Here?  

Reeling from financial crises, the workhorse of public education is being reshaped on the fly.

News

1990: The Fate of a 'Lost Generation' of Scholars

Long before the term “alt-ac” was known, some Ph.D.s found work outside academe after years of fruitless job-hunting at colleges.

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People

Selected New Books on Higher Education  

Among the topics are working conditions for campus custodians, and the impact on college women of having "helicopter," "bystander," or "paramedic" parents.

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People

Large Community-College System in Arizona Gets Its First Female and Latina Chancellor

Maricopa Community Colleges’ new chief says she plans to reach out to new populations and create stronger ties with businesses.

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People

What I’m Reading: ‘A Dance to the Music of Time’

A 12-volume novel on the social history of London reminds a university president of the value of the arts and humanities.

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Research

‘It’ll Never Stop!’ Linguistics Scholar Warns of Great Emoji Flood

The demand for new emoji has made the work of the Unicode Consortium, which develops standards for the display of text in software, newly relevant. But has it gotten out of hand?

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U. of Iowa Investigates Possible Cheating in Online Courses

At least 30 potential cases of students' having other people take exams for them are being reviewed.

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Asian-American Groups Accuse Brown, Dartmouth, and Yale of Bias in Admissions

The groups are seeking to end the colleges' consideration of race in admissions, curtail their use of subjective admissions criteria, and disclose the qualifications of their applicant pools.

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In Pun-Filled Invite, Drake U. Begs Drake, the Rapper, to Take a Campus Tour

The university hopes a news release littered with song lyrics can help bring the popular performer to campus.

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Bill Diverting Funds from U. of Tenn. Diversity Office Becomes Law

The money will instead go to minority engineering scholarships.

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Professor Who Says He Was Fired for Bathroom-Bill Post Is Reinstated

Lt. Gen. William (Jerry) Boykin blasted transgender-rights legislation on Facebook, and claimed Hampden-Sydney College had fired him for his comments.

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Professor Is Awarded $2.2 Million in Discrimination Case Against William Paterson U.

The black education professor sued the college in 2013 after she was demoted from her role as department chair.