The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:21:33 EDT <![CDATA[Indiana College Presidents Speak Out Against ‘Religious Freedom’ Law]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228955/ http://chronicle.com/article/Indiana-College-Presidents/228955/ At least seven universities have pledged to honor their own nondiscrimination policies. But for presidents, taking a public stance is often a balancing act.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Dept. Names More Than 550 Colleges It Has Put Under Extra Financial Scrutiny]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228957/ http://chronicle.com/article/Dept-Names-More-Than-550/228957/ "Heightened cash monitoring" requires institutions to pay federal loans and grants out to students before being reimbursed by the Education Department.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Reversing a Chief’s Dismissal, as Mississippi May, Is a Delicate Matter]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228929/ http://chronicle.com/article/Reversing-a-Chief-s/228929/ If Daniel W. Jones gets his job back as the University of Mississippi's chancellor, he and the board could be in a difficult position.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:57:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Median Salaries of Higher-Education Professionals, 2014-15]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228735/ http://chronicle.com/article/Median-Salaries-of/228735/ The median base salaries of professional staff members on college campuses rose by 2.2 percent.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:57:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228853/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/228853/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Selected New Books on Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228919/ http://chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/228919/ Among the latest books are guides to handling the job of being a provost or a department chair.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sewanee Taps New Dean of Students; Stanford Gets New Endowment Manager]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228863/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sewanee-Taps-New-Dean-of/228863/ W. Marichal Gentry, the new dean, is associate vice president for student life at Yale University.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Furniture Maker and President Develops Raw Ideas Into Results, and Other News About People]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228861/ http://chronicle.com/article/Furniture-MakerPresident/228861/ Rosanne Somerson, who leads the Rhode Island School of Design, is also the creator of a line of furniture for the dorms.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Disparities in New Aid for Athletes Could Alter Dynamics of Recruiting]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228855/ http://chronicle.com/article/Disparities-in-New-Aid-for/228855/ As colleges prepare to cover players’ full cost of attendance, some wealthy institutions are hampered by what they can spend.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Proving Ground for the Presidency: Student Affairs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228907/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Proving-Ground-for-the/228907/ Want someone in the top job who can handle a crisis and focus on public relations? Look no further.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Volume 61, Issue 29: April 3, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228931/ http://chronicle.com/article/Volume-61-Issue-29-April-3/228931/ Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:25:00 EDT <![CDATA[How Sweet Briar's Board Decided to Close the College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228927/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Sweet-Briars-Board/228927/ Summoned to a meeting in Washington, D.C., the college’s board members looked at the numbers. And they realized there wasn’t a choice.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mississippi Meets the Pitfalls of Running a Medical Center and a University]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228845/ http://chronicle.com/article/Mississippi-Meets-the-Pitfalls/228845/ Managing such vast enterprises can present hidden challenges. The controversial ouster of popular chancellor at the University of Mississippi highlights some of them.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:59:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Should College Administrators Yak Back?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228835/ http://chronicle.com/article/Should-College-Administrators/228835/ A recent controversy about posts on Yik Yak at a student-affairs conference raises questions about who on campus is using the anonymous app, and for what.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:57:50 EDT
<![CDATA[For UVa, a Year of Sorrow, Anger, and Exhaustion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228843/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-UVa-a-Year-of-Sorrow/228843/ Campus safety. Sexual assault. Race relations. The university can’t seem to avoid any issue roiling higher education.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:55:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Many Teach Grants Turn Into Loans; Report Asks Department to Find Out Why]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228839/ http://chronicle.com/article/Many-Teach-Grants-Turn-Into/228839/ The program offers loan forgiveness to prospective teachers who meet certain criteria after graduation. For more than a third of grantees so far, says a new report, that hasn’t worked out.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:55:17 EDT
<![CDATA[The Chronicle Wins a Series of Honors From Education Writers Association]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228837/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Chronicle-Wins-a-Series-of/228837/ The association’s National Awards for Education Reporting recognized several major projects published in 2014, including one that won first prize in investigative reporting.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Colleges Don’t Do More to Rein In Frats]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228841/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Colleges-Don-t-Do-More/228841/ Fraternity houses often feel like no-accountability zones for many reasons. But most of them come back to simple matters of cost and liability.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Student-Loan Default Rates Are Easily Gamed. Here's a Better Measure.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228771/ http://chronicle.com/article/Student-Loan-Default-Rates-Are/228771/ A disconnect between repayment, completion, and default exposes a significant flaw in the government’s key metric for colleges' financial accountability.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: 'The Athletic Machine Is in Charge of the University']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228783/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-The-Athletic-Machine/228783/ Mary C. Willingham spoke with The Chronicle about how Chapel Hill's academic scandal highlighted larger problems in big-time college sports.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tenure Lawsuit Challenges Privacy of Student Evaluations]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228789/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tenure-Lawsuit-Challenges/228789/ A theater professor fired by Pomona College accuses it of denying her access to students’ reviews of her teaching to hide its own discrimination.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Asian Nations Poised to Become Major Players in Global Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228781/ http://chronicle.com/article/Asian-Nations-Poised-to-Become/228781/ Asia is well on its way to being a "higher education superpower," says a new book. But only if the quality of its education can match its ambitions. 

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:39:00 EDT
<![CDATA[One Way to Reduce Textbook Costs: Get Rid of Commissions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228743/ http://chronicle.com/article/One-Way-to-Reduce-Textbook/228743/ A Dallas community-college district is giving up its share of the revenue for course materials sold through its bookstores.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:56:38 EDT
<![CDATA[States Are Eager to Collect Graduates’ Job Data. Here’s Where That Effort Stands.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228745/ http://chronicle.com/article/States-Are-Eager-to-Collect/228745/ Lawmakers say that information on what degree recipients earn can help determine funding for public-college programs. But the data comes with flaws — for now.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:55:33 EDT
<![CDATA[What Colleges Can Do to Improve Career Development]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228747/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Colleges-Can-Do-to/228747/ Student-affairs panelists share strategies for improving graduates’ placement rates.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: How an Elite Women’s College Lost Its Base and Found Its Mission]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228533/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-How-an-Elite-Women-s/228533/ Almost 30 years ago, one college faced an enrollment crisis. So it took a risk that has allowed it to stabilize and grow.

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