The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:01:29 EDT <![CDATA[What the Experts Say About Offering Pell Grants to Prisoners]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232101/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-the-Experts-Say-About/232101/ A small number of prisoners will have access to the federal grants next year. Educators who already work with prisoners are bracing for a political fight.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:55:56 EDT
<![CDATA[4 Ways That Campus and Local Police Work Together (and Some Ways They Don’t)]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232099/ http://chronicle.com/article/4-Ways-That-CampusLocal/232099/ Many have agreements covering areas like data sharing and investigation procedures. But conflicts can still arise.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:55:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232069/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/232069/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:05:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Changes in Colorado Prompt Call for a New Kind of Professor; and Other News About People]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232073/ http://chronicle.com/article/Changes-in-Colorado-Prompt/232073/ Sam Kamin, a professor of marijuana law at the University of Denver, finds his expertise much in demand.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:05:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Selected New Books on Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232085/ http://chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/232085/ Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:05:36 EDT <![CDATA[Do Fraternities Have a Place on the Modern Campus?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232087/ http://chronicle.com/article/Do-Fraternities-Have-a-Place/232087/ They were born in an era when college was the domain of well-off white men. Now pressure for reform may be greater than ever.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:05:36 EDT
<![CDATA[The Mystery of a Pledge’s Death Exposes Fraternities’ Fatal Flaws]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232077/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Mystery-of-a-Pledge-s/232077/ The Clemson sophomore died in a plunge from a bridge, but what put him in danger may have been toxic forces that are inherent in Greek groups' allure.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:05:36 EDT
<![CDATA[New Leaders Bring Marketing Chops to University Presses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232071/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Leaders-Bring-Marketing/232071/ Most directors used to come from the editorial ranks. No longer, as survive-and-thrive skills are ever more crucial.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Change at 4 Fraternities]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232083/ http://chronicle.com/article/Change-at-4-Fraternities/232083/ Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:01:00 EDT <![CDATA[What I’m Reading: 'In Code' and 'Fading Hearts on the River']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232075/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-I-m-Reading-In-Code/232075/ Samuel Gorovitz, a philosophy professor at Syracuse University, is rereading two books with insights into how we see the world, how the past shapes us, and how we learn from both ancestors and descendants.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Volume 61, Issue 42: August 7, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232111/ http://chronicle.com/article/Volume-61-Issue-42-August-7/232111/ Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:16:00 EDT <![CDATA[What Happened After One College Tried to Make Greek Life Go Coed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232061/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Happened-After-One/232061/ Three years ago, Connecticut’s Trinity College told its fraternities and sororities to phase out gender exclusivity by 2016. So far, little has changed.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:59:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Pell Grants for Prisoners? A Limited Program Sparks Hope for Broader Change]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232063/ http://chronicle.com/article/Pell-Grants-for-Prisoners-A/232063/ The Obama administration gives programs that work with student inmates hope for growth — and solid funding.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:55:57 EDT
<![CDATA[3 Things to Know About Higher Education in Prisons]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232057/ http://chronicle.com/article/3-Things-to-Know-About-Higher/232057/ There’s still much to learn, both about how widespread access to education is and about how effective it is in preventing recidivism.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:55:27 EDT
<![CDATA[In Sign of the Times for Teaching, More Colleges Set Up Video-Recording Studios]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232051/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Sign-of-the-Times-for/232051/ Facilities once reserved for film courses or student journalists are now being built to support experiments in online and hybrid teaching across the curriculum.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:55:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shooting Tests Ties Between a University and Its City]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232009/ http://chronicle.com/article/Shooting-Tests-Ties-Between-a/232009/ The crisis in Cincinnati highlights the tensions of being an ambitious institution in an economically depressed area.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:57:33 EDT
<![CDATA[3 Themes From a Senate Hearing on Campus Sexual Assault]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232005/ http://chronicle.com/article/3-Themes-From-a-Senate-Hearing/232005/ Lawmakers focused on a bill's proposals regarding confidential advisers for victims, campus agreements with the police, and due-process rights for accused students.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:55:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Even Though Colleges Love to Hate Blackboard, It Might Sell for $3 Billion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232007/ http://chronicle.com/article/Even-Though-Colleges-Love-to/232007/ The company is facing tougher competition, but it still could command a rich price because of a major retooling of its products and strong investor interest.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:55:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Librarians Leap to the Aid of Researchers Whose Funding Will Soon Depend on Open Access]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231997/ http://chronicle.com/article/Librarians-Leap-to-the-Aid-of/231997/ Federal agencies are putting new rules into effect this fall, with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:55:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fears of Commitment Dash Boston’s Dream of a Campus-Based Olympics]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231965/ http://chronicle.com/article/Fears-of-Commitment-Dash/231965/ Many university leaders saw the city's Olympic bid as a potential fund-raising boon. But few felt comfortable showing public support for the effort.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:59:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Cincinnati Shooting Tests the University’s Twitter-Savvy Chief]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231961/ http://chronicle.com/article/Cincinnati-Shooting-Tests-the/231961/ Few college leaders are as active on social media as Santa Ono, who has stepped carefully online since a campus police officer killed an unarmed man.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:55:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Cornell Tech Wants to Import Israeli-Style Entrepreneurship]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231963/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Cornell-Tech-Wants-to/231963/ The new applied-science campus in Manhattan hopes to channel the bold start-up ethos of its partner, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Drexel U. Tamed Its Application Monster]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231935/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Drexel-U-Tamed-Its/231935/ For years, the university filled its seats by drawing more and more applicants. But with yield rates plummeting, it abandoned the model as unsustainable.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:55:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Remedial Educators Warn of Misconceptions Fueling a Reform Movement]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231937/ http://chronicle.com/article/Remedial-Educators-Warn-of/231937/ Experts in developmental education want to dispel assertions that they think could hurt students. Here’s a guide to what they say are five such myths.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:55:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: How One President Manages Change and Gets People on Board]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231931/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-How-One-President/231931/ Seton Hall University’s A. Gabriel Esteban talks about how he furthers new strategies while seeking to shift the institution's direction.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How the U. of Puerto Rico Plans to Ride Out a Fiscal Storm]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231903/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-the-U-of-Puerto-Rico/231903/ The president of the island’s public-university system sees hope in the promotion of entrepreneurship and in a possible reorganization.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 04:55:51 EDT