The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:12:01 EDT <![CDATA[When Students Transfer, Credits May Not Follow]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148425/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Students-Transfer/148425/ A study’s findings about the paths transfer students took, and how many credits came with them, may help policy makers close gaps in the process.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:56:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Obamacare Revives an Old Question: Are Student Workers Employees?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148409/ http://chronicle.com/article/Obamacare-Revives-an-Old/148409/ Higher-education groups support two bills that would exempt colleges from the law’s mandate that they provide health coverage to some student workers.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:55:07 EDT
<![CDATA[East Carolina U. Blocks Hiring of Philosophy Professor Accused of Sexual Harassment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148411/ http://chronicle.com/article/East-Carolina-U-Blocks-Hiring/148411/ The department chose Colin McGinn for his scholarship, but a prominent woman in the discipline says the university did the right thing.

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:10:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Shooting in a St. Louis Suburb Reverberates on Campuses Near and Far]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148405/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Shooting-in-a-St-Louis/148405/ Nearby colleges scramble to assure students that their campuses are safe. Elsewhere, students are protesting.

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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why It's So Hard to Tell What Low-Income Students Pay at Elite Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148403/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Its-So-Hard-to-Tell-What/148403/ Not all institutions categorize students the same way when they report their data to the Education Department.

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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:55:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Promises of Debt Relief Meet Privacy Concerns]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148387/ http://chronicle.com/article/Promises-of-Debt-Relief-Meet/148387/ The Education Department has warned borrowers not to share their government-issued PINs with student-loan-relief firms, citing concerns about identity theft and fraud.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:56:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Confuse Students to Help Them Learn]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148385/ http://chronicle.com/article/Confuse-Students-to-Help-Them/148385/ Forcing them to work through impasses can promote deeper levels of comprehension, researchers find.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Elon College's Application, 1913: Have You Read Any Homer?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148367/ http://chronicle.com/article/Elon-Colleges-Application/148367/ A look at how the college application has changed over the past century, through the experience of one North Carolina institution.

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Volume 60, Issue 44: August 15, 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148363/ http://chronicle.com/article/Volume-60-Issue-44-August/148363/ Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:21:00 EDT <![CDATA[Texas Legislators Stop Short of Impeaching Controversial Regent]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148361/ http://chronicle.com/article/Texas-Legislators-Stop-Short/148361/ A committee voted instead to censure Wallace L. Hall Jr., whose scrutiny of the University of Texas flagship stirred debate about the appropriate role of a regent.

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 04:57:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Israeli Scholar Says Outcry Over His Rape Remarks Has Not Hurt Planned U.S. Tour]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148357/ http://chronicle.com/article/Israeli-Scholar-Says-Outcry/148357/ The only thing that deters terrorists is if "they know that their sister or their mother will be raped," Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University said last month.

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Details of Energy Dept. Plan to Ease Access to Research Don't Please All]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148335/ http://chronicle.com/article/Details-of-Energy-Dept-Plan/148335/ The announcement marks a new, pragmatic phase in the debate over how widely published research should be shared, and how quickly.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Can Colleges Use Data to Fix What Ails the Lecture?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148307/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-Colleges-Use-Data-to-Fix/148307/ In a culture of accountability, some professors call on technology to collect information about student participation in the classroom.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[‘Wait a Second, This Is Terrible.’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148203/ http://chronicle.com/article/Wait-a-Second-This-Is/148203/ Two computer scientists resent the presence of Facebook's founder at a scholarly gathering.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Thanks to Outreach, U.S. Colleges Enjoy Jump in Gifts From Abroad]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148313/ http://chronicle.com/article/Thanks-to-Outreach-US/148313/ Through regional investment and engagement, U.S. institutions are tapping a vast pool of wealth around the globe.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Longtime Planetarium Director Reflects on a Career Spent Under the Stars]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148303/ http://chronicle.com/article/Longtime-Planetarium-Director/148303/ Jack Dunn is retiring after having led a planetarium at the University of Nebraska for 43 years.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Dean's Path: From Carnegie Mellon to Google and Back Again]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148305/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Deans-Path-From-Carnegie/148305/ Andrew W. Moore was a professor of robotics and computer science at the university before he left to lead Google’s Pittsburgh office.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[U. of Arkansas Hires Its First Female Graduate-School Dean; SUNY Gets New Provost]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148315/ http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Arkansas-Hires-Its-First/148315/ Before becoming dean, Kim LaScola Needy led Arkansas’s department of industrial engineering for nearly six years.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Data-Analysis Programs That Help Retain Students Are Gaining Traction at Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148311/ http://chronicle.com/article/Data-Analysis-Programs-That/148311/ Efforts to identify those at risk of dropping out shed new light on the science of retention.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Close Is Too Close? Industry Courts Computer Scholars]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148301/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Close-Is-Too-Close-/148301/ Academe, for its part, wants access to corporate data as well as the money that tech giants like Google can generate.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Behind an Ex-President, a Band of Loyalists]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148321/ http://chronicle.com/article/Behind-an-Ex-President-a-Band/148321/ As Graham Spanier fights to clear his name, an eclectic group of defenders has coalesced around the former Penn State chief.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What's in a Title? Adjuncts by Another Name May Face the Same Realities]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148309/ http://chronicle.com/article/Whats-in-a-Title-Adjuncts-by/148309/ In an effort to better recognize the work of those off the tenure track, some colleges are recategorizing them.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Breaking Down the Ruling: 3 Experts' Views]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148343/ http://chronicle.com/article/Breaking-Down-the-Ruling-3/148343/ We asked three legal scholars to take a highlighter to the most significant parts of the judge’s ruling in the Ed O’Bannon case.

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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:23:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Amateurism May Be Dead, but a New Educational Model Is Born]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148345/ http://chronicle.com/article/Amateurism-May-Be-Dead-but-a/148345/ The judge dismantled the NCAA's amateurism defense, but gave the association the tools to create a new academic focus.

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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 18:11:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What People Are Saying About the O'Bannon Ruling]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148341/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-People-Are-Saying-About/148341/ Many observers said that while the judge dealt a powerful blow to the NCAA, it wasn’t a fatal one. Here’s a sampling of their reactions.

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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:40:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How the O'Bannon Ruling Could Change College Sports]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148339/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-the-OBannon-Ruling-Could/148339/ Colleges are budgeting for new player benefits, but some could curb licensing deals to limit what they give athletes.

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Sat, 09 Aug 2014 16:59:00 EDT