The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:09:18 EDT <![CDATA[Public-College Leaders Rail Against Education Dept.’s ‘Regulatory Culture’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149535/ http://chronicle.com/article/Public-College-Leaders-Rail/149535/ The under secretary of education gets an earful from a crowd at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ annual meeting.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:32:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Volume 61, Issue 8: October 24, 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149527/ http://chronicle.com/article/Volume-61-Issue-8-October/149527/ Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:41:00 EDT <![CDATA[In Rules on Campus Sexual Violence, Education Dept. Emphasizes Training]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149521/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Rules-on-Campus-Sexual/149521/ The new regulations for colleges represent "the most significant change in campus-sexual-assault policy in 20 years," says one expert.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:55:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Benchmark Survey Finds a Continued Rise in Giving to Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149519/ http://chronicle.com/article/Benchmark-Survey-Finds-a/149519/ The stock market’s recent volatility notwithstanding, the country’s improved financial outlook in 2013 contributed to a surge in donations to higher education.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Test Case for Sexual Harassment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149493/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Test-Case-for-Sexual-/149493/ Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT <![CDATA[What You Need to Know About the Past Seven Days]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149501/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/149501/ Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT <![CDATA[The Midwest Revealed: Not Always So Sunny]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149497/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Midwest-Revealed-Not/149497/ Paul Mokrzycki, a doctoral student at the University of Iowa, joined forces with other scholars to create the "Middle West Review."

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Transitions: U. of Florida Taps Cornell’s Provost as President; Sacred Heart U. Names New Dean]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149499/ http://chronicle.com/article/Transitions-U-of-Florida/149499/ W. Kent Fuchs will take the helm at the University of Florida, while Robin L. Cautin will lead the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[After 3 Decades Away, Scholar of Islamic Finance Returns to Egypt as a Provost]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149503/ http://chronicle.com/article/After-3-Decades-Away-Scholar/149503/ Mahmoud El-Gamal, an economist, has taken a leave from Rice University to be chief academic officer of the American University in Cairo.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Troubled St. Louis Area, Economist Helps Revive Sociology Dept.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149505/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Troubled-St-Louis-Area/149505/ Steven Fazzari will oversee the return of a department that vanished at Washington University in St. Louis nearly a quarter-century ago.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Test Case for Sexual Harassment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149509/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Test-Case-for-Sexual-/149509/ The University of Colorado’s philosophy department wanted to be an example of how to make the field more civil toward women. Instead, some say, it's become a scapegoat.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Publishers Win Reversal of Court Ruling That Favored ‘E-Reserves’ at Georgia State U.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149523/ http://chronicle.com/article/Publishers-Win-Reversal-of/149523/ An appeals court said an earlier decision had misapplied fair-use standards in finding that the university did not violate copyright law.

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:52:51 EDT
<![CDATA[As Ebola Fears Touch Campuses, Officials Respond With an ‘Excess of Caution’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149491/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Ebola-Fears-Touch-Campuses/149491/ Colleges want to keep their students and employees safe. They also want to avoid causing unnecessary alarm.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:56:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Hammer, Nails, and Software Bring Thoreau Alive]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149469/ http://chronicle.com/article/Hammer-NailsSoftware/149469/ Students at SUNY-Geneseo are not just reading Walden. They're building a version of the author’s cabin in the woods, using 19th-century tools.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Here Are 88 Weird College-Owned Trademarks, Arranged as a Poem]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149415/ http://chronicle.com/article/Here-Are-88-Weird/149415/ Some of them are standard. Others, not so much.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Colleges Don't Want to Be Judged by Their Graduation Rates]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149435/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Colleges-Dont-Want-to-Be/149435/ The government's calculation of the rates ignores millions of potential graduates, a worrisome prospect as a controversial college-rating system is about to be unveiled.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When Guns Come to Campus, Security and Culture Can Get Complicated]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149411/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Guns-Come-to-Campus/149411/ The cancellation of a speech by a feminist media critic at Utah State University has revived concerns about safety at institutions in states that allow firearms on campuses.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:56:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NSF-Backed Scientists Raise Alarm Over Deepening Congressional Inquiry]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149407/ http://chronicle.com/article/NSF-Backed-Scientists-Raise/149407/ Grants to some 50 professors are now being investigated by the Republican-controlled House science committee.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:55:56 EDT
<![CDATA[As Complaints Over Private Student Loans Rise, Repayment Information Remains Scarce]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149403/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Complaints-Over-Private/149403/ The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has received 5,300 complaints from borrowers since last October, an increase of 38 percent.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA['Dear White People': A New Movie About Race on Campus Is, Sadly, Spot-On]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149409/ http://chronicle.com/article/Dear-White-People-A-New/149409/ We spoke with students and scholars who caught preview screenings of the buzzed-about film. For the most part, they said, it resonates.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Severe Cuts to European Science Budgets Draw Protests From Researchers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149391/ http://chronicle.com/article/Severe-Cuts-to-European/149391/ With budget reductions as large as 40 percent in some countries, scientists are speaking out, saying the cuts will hurt the region's global competitiveness.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:22:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Taste of Autonomy, Sports Programs Now Battle for Athletes' Bellies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149385/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Taste-of-Autonomy-Sports/149385/ Freed of NCAA limits on how much they can give their athletes to eat, some programs are budgeting $1-million extra for snacks. And keeping an eye on competitors' tables.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:58:53 EDT
<![CDATA[A College System Lets Students’ Pay Determine Its Budget Requests]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149387/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-College-System-Lets/149387/ The Texas State Technical College system bases its requests on a "returned value" formula that looks at how much students earn above the minimum wage.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:55:36 EDT
<![CDATA[At Saint Louis U., Ferguson Protests Make for a Long, Tense, but Peaceful Night]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149377/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Saint-Louis-U-Ferguson/149377/ Campus officials had little warning that a middle-of-the-night march would bring hundreds of demonstrators through the university’s gates.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 04:58:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The U. of Texas Tracks What Its Graduates Earn. It Thinks You Should, Too.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149375/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-U-of-Texas-Tracks-What/149375/ University officials found a receptive audience on Capitol Hill last week. They showed off an online tool that could be just what some lawmakers want all colleges to do.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 04:56:43 EDT
<![CDATA[On Campuses and Beyond, the Job Market for New Graduates Looks Up]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149373/ http://chronicle.com/article/On-CampusesBeyond-the/149373/ A survey of employers agrees with a gut feeling shared by career counselors—that the Class of 2015 will see a rise in employment opportunities.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 04:55:20 EDT