The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:07:17 EST <![CDATA[Wisconsin’s Governor Ups the Ante for University Autonomy]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151407/ http://chronicle.com/article/Wisconsin-s-Governor-Ups-the/151407/ Gov. Scott Walker again proposes giving campuses more freedom from state regulation. In return, they would give up $300-million in state appropriations over two years.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:57:42 EST
<![CDATA[Bid to Hold Teacher Colleges Accountable Stirs a Debate Over Race]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151409/ http://chronicle.com/article/Bid-to-Hold-Teacher-Colleges/151409/ Educators worry that a proposed federal rule would discourage colleges from sending their graduates into high-need districts that serve minority students.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:56:00 EST
<![CDATA[Why Sororities Aren’t Likely to Start Throwing Parties Anytime Soon]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151401/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Sororities-Aren-t-Likely/151401/ Although some suggest that the campus groups host parties in their own houses, many barriers stand in the way.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:55:31 EST
<![CDATA[Botching Sexual-Assault Complaints Is Costly, Study Finds]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151411/ http://chronicle.com/article/Botching-Sexual-Assault/151411/ A report from an insurance company offers a rare look at how cases of sexual violence are handled—and mishandled—across dozens of campuses.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:55:24 EST
<![CDATA[‘Huge Explosion of Wealth’ Drives Record $37.5-Billion in Gifts to Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151403/ http://chronicle.com/article/Huge-Explosion-of-Wealth-/151403/ Gains in the stock market over the past year powered a strong increase in charitable giving to academe, according to a survey by the Council for Aid to Education.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Money Raised by Colleges, 2014 Fiscal Year]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151397/ http://chronicle.com/article/Money-Raised-by-Colleges-2014/151397/ Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST <![CDATA[The Open-Records King of Eugene]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151393/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Open-Records-King-of/151393/ William T. Harbaugh says he loves the University of Oregon. That’s why, online, he’s holding administrators’ feet to the fire.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:58:49 EST
<![CDATA[For Its Next President, a Liberal-Arts Standard-Bearer Looks to the World of Finance]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151395/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-Its-Next-President-a/151395/ Bowdoin College has tapped Clayton S. Rose, a professor at Harvard Business School and a former vice chairman of J.P. Morgan, to become its leader.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Volume 61, Issue 20: January 30, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151387/ http://chronicle.com/article/Volume-61-Issue-20-January/151387/ Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:27:00 EST <![CDATA[Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due Is Tougher Than It Seems]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151385/ http://chronicle.com/article/Giving-Credit-Where-Credit-Is/151385/ "Reverse transfer" allows students to get credit for successfully advancing from community colleges. But awarding it can be complicated.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:55:55 EST
<![CDATA[Undergraduates in the U.S. Illegally Face a Wide Array of Challenges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151383/ http://chronicle.com/article/Undergraduates-in-the-US/151383/ Deportation fears, anxieties about paying for college, and worries about families and friends are just a few of the issues confronting such students, a report says.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Day the Purpose of College Changed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151359/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Day-the-Purpose-of-College/151359/ On February 28, 1967, Gov. Ronald Reagan spoke of "certain intellectual luxuries that perhaps we could do without." Here's why liberal education has never recovered.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Cornell Names New Dean; Engineering Dean at Stony Brook to Step Down]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151367/ http://chronicle.com/article/Cornell-Names-New-Dean-/151367/ Kevin F. Hallock, chair of the economics department and a professor at Cornell, will be dean of its industrial-relations school.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Provost's Goal: Student Success on a Larger Scale; More People News]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151375/ http://chronicle.com/article/Provosts-Goal-Student/151375/ California State hires a new student-affairs leader. George Soros's foundations ask an ex-dean to help spread higher education around the globe.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151363/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/151363/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Selected New Books on Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151373/ http://chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/151373/ Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST <![CDATA[Where Free-Community-College Plans May Prosper: In the States]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151357/ http://chronicle.com/article/Where-Free-Community-College/151357/ President Obama’s proposal seems doomed in a Republican-led Congress. That hasn’t stopped advocates from pushing the idea in their own communities.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:56:54 EST
<![CDATA[A Modern Clinical Trial: 7 Years, 1,000 Patients, and Plenty of Questions About Cost]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151355/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Modern-Clinical-Trial-7/151355/ The trial I participated in shows why many experts think clinical studies need an overhaul.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:55:35 EST
<![CDATA[Once a Month, a Philosopher Uploads His Discipline to the World]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151353/ http://chronicle.com/article/Once-a-Month-a-Philosopher/151353/ Going public can be both satisfying and a survival strategy at a time of never enough money, especially for the humanities.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:55:01 EST
<![CDATA[Video: How One College Is Getting Strategic in the Face of Challenges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151351/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-How-One-College-Is/151351/ Columbia College Chicago lost 24 percent of its enrollment in the five years before Kwang-Wu Kim took over as president, in 2013.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[College’s Adjuncts Split From State Union in Dispute Over Course Assignments]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151341/ http://chronicle.com/article/College-s-Adjuncts-Split/151341/ Part-time faculty members at Columbia College Chicago say the Illinois Education Association didn’t help them when college staff members poached their work.

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:55:09 EST
<![CDATA[Tracking the Elusive Ph.D.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151339/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tracking-the-Elusive-PhD/151339/ A large-scale effort to monitor career outcomes gets some traction, but five big challenges remain.

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[In an Evolving Career Landscape, How Should Colleges Prepare Students?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151345/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-an-Evolving-Career/151345/ Educate them broadly, don’t just train them for jobs, was a key takeaway from a leaders’ forum organized by the Kettering Foundation.

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[U.S.-Cuba Detente Paves the Way for Deeper Academic Ties]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151333/ http://chronicle.com/article/US-Cuba-Detente-Paves-the/151333/ While international educators are hopeful about new links, some caution that improved relationships won't lift academic constraints in Cuba. 

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:27:00 EST
<![CDATA[NCAA Says It’s Investigating Academic Fraud at 20 Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151315/ http://chronicle.com/article/NCAA-Says-It-s-Investigating/151315/ The association, noting a sharp rise in cheating, will also expand training for investigators in its new academic-integrity unit.

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 04:55:11 EST
<![CDATA[Obama Presses for Free Community College and Tax Reform]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151319/ http://chronicle.com/article/Obama-Presses-for-Free/151319/ The president emphasized both ideas in a State of the Union address that focused on jobs and the economy.

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST