The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Wed, 04 Mar 2015 06:50:52 EST <![CDATA[How the Pressure on Public Colleges Plays Out in One State]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228121/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-the-Pressure-on-Public/228121/ Tuition is mostly on the rise. State support generally heads the other way. A new report looks at how those trends have affected educational goals and outcomes in Virginia.

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<![CDATA[How One University Unexpectedly Found Itself Ranked Among the ‘25 Most Dangerous Colleges’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228113/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-University/228113/ Drake University was astonished at a website’s recent ranking. But even after the site apologized for errors and removed Drake from the list, the damage was done.

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:55:58 EST
<![CDATA[Under Increasing Financial Pressure, Colleges Consider Mergers—Cautiously]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228125/ http://chronicle.com/article/Under-Increasing-Financial/228125/ Joining forces with another institution can solve some problems but bring new ones as well.

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Is Sweet Briar’s Closure a Warning Sign for Other Small Colleges?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228123/ http://chronicle.com/article/Is-Sweet-Briar-s-Closure-a/228123/ Some of the college’s peers have made big changes to stay afloat. But Sweet Briar couldn’t escape declining interest.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:47:00 EST
<![CDATA[Talk of 'De-Tenure' Triggers Faculty Ire in Tennessee]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228097/ http://chronicle.com/article/Talk-of-De-Tenure-Triggers/228097/ The university system said a reference to the potential "enacting of a de-tenure process" was "inadvertent and incorrect." But faculty members remain leery.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:56:00 EST
<![CDATA[After 6 Suicides, U. of Pennsylvania Takes a Tough Look at Its Campus Culture]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228095/ http://chronicle.com/article/After-6-Suicides-U-of/228095/ A task force’s report on mental health calls for change in the university’s culture of perfection, to a mixed response on campus.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:55:58 EST
<![CDATA[If B.A.’s Can’t Lead Graduates to Jobs, Can Badges Do the Trick?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228073/ http://chronicle.com/article/If-BA-s-Can-t-Lead/228073/ A group of universities in the Washington area are betting that the certifications will help convince employers that students are picking up essential skills.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:55:43 EST
<![CDATA[Median Salaries of Senior College Administrators, 2014-15]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190533/ http://chronicle.com/article/Median-Salaries-of-Senior/190533/ For the second consecutive year, the rate of salary growth for senior administrators at public colleges outpaced that of their peers at private institutions.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[NIH Refuses to Release Its Count of Animals in Academic Labs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190527/ http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Refuses-to-Release-Its/190527/ But data collected by the activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals suggest that such animal use rose nearly 73 percent from 1997 to 2012.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:55:02 EST
<![CDATA[How 3 Colleges Made Tough Choices]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190493/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-3-Colleges-Made-Tough/190493/ Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EST <![CDATA[Director Looks at How Social Relations Affect the Land, and Other News About People]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190497/ http://chronicle.com/article/Director-Looks-at-How-Social/190497/ Brinda Sarathy, who has studied Latino forestry workers, leads the Robert Redford Conservancy at Pitzer College.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Vanderbilt and Northwestern Name New Arts-and-Sciences Deans]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190501/ http://chronicle.com/article/VanderbiltNorthwestern/190501/ Lauren Benton, a dean at New York University, is going to Vanderbilt, and Adrian Randolph is leaving Dartmouth for Northwestern.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190505/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/190505/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Do Your Students Have Criminal Records? Is It Even Fair to Ask?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190517/ http://chronicle.com/article/Do-Your-Students-Have-Criminal/190517/ Most institutions do inquire, a step that critics see as discouraging ex-convicts who could benefit greatly from a college education.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[In New York, a Prison Record Is a Barrier to College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190503/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-New-York-a-Prison-Record-/190503/ College applicants who admit past convictions meet tacit barriers to educational opportunity.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[In Football, Stigma of Concussion Creates Incentives to Hide It]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190495/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Football-Stigma-of/190495/ Even as more concussions are reported to the NCAA, colleges have become cautious about what they say publicly.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[With Survival at Stake, Small Colleges Reach for Lifelines]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190491/ http://chronicle.com/article/With-Survival-at-Stake-Small/190491/ In the recession’s aftermath, the institutions are adapting to a new market.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Volume 61, Issue 25: March 6, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228091/ http://chronicle.com/article/Volume-61-Issue-25-March-6/228091/ Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:38:00 EST <![CDATA[At Conservative Confab, Colleges and Activist Groups Seek to Connect With Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190485/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Conservative-Confab/190485/ "People already know what they want to do," said one official at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "We’re going to teach you how to make it happen."

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:55:54 EST
<![CDATA[Senate’s Revamped Sexual-Assault Bill Puts More Pressure on Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190487/ http://chronicle.com/article/Senate-s-Revamped/190487/ Building on legislation that never came to a vote last year, the new bill would require colleges to do more to protect victims and the due-process rights of all parties.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:55:05 EST
<![CDATA[Big-Data Project on 1918 Flu Reflects Key Role of Humanists]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190457/ http://chronicle.com/article/Big-Data-Project-on-1918-Flu/190457/ Humanities scholars and computer scientists team up on a study of a century-old pandemic, with echoes of current outbreaks.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:55:01 EST
<![CDATA[The Ever-Growing World of College Rankings]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190437/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Ever-Growing-World-of/190437/ New entrants in the ratings game say they focus on how students fare after college, rather than on the quality of those who enroll.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Make Your Own College Rankings]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151473/ http://chronicle.com/article/Make-Your-Own-College-Rankings/151473/ Try your hand at The Chronicle's College Rankings Mash-Up Machine.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Distinction Washington U. Wants to Lose: Least Economically Diverse]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190413/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Distinction-Washington-U/190413/ The St. Louis institution ranks well below its peers in admitting Pell-eligible students.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:56:41 EST
<![CDATA[For Better or Worse, Universities Make Greater Use of Smaller Lab Animals]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190417/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-Better-or-Worse/190417/ Data collected by the activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals suggest that animal use in university labs rose nearly 73 percent from 1997 to 2012.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:55:02 EST
<![CDATA[Opening Up Admissions at a Rich Private College is Holden Thorp’s Latest Challenge]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190305/ http://chronicle.com/article/Opening-Up-Admissions-at-a/190305/ Once the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s chancellor, Mr. Thorp is trying to raise admission of low-income students at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST