The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:15:39 EST <![CDATA[Labor Board Sets New Tests for Whether Private-College Faculty Members Can Unionize]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150947/ http://chronicle.com/article/Labor-Board-Sets-New-Tests-for/150947/ In a decision involving Pacific Lutheran University, the National Labor Relations Board established new benchmarks for deciding two key questions in academic-labor law.

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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:04:00 EST
<![CDATA[More Metrics, More Problems: Breaking Down Obama’s College-Ratings Plan]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150945/ http://chronicle.com/article/More-Metrics-More-Problems-/150945/ The controversy over the ratings is unlikely to subside. Here’s a guide to 11 metrics that could make the cut—and one that won’t.

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:24:15 EST
<![CDATA[Obama’s College-Ratings Plan Arrives, but Most Specifics Stay Behind]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150939/ http://chronicle.com/article/Obama-s-College-Ratings-Plan/150939/ A "framework" for the plan lists measures that could factor into the final ratings but leaves key questions unanswered.

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:58:00 EST
<![CDATA[Why Comparing Lots of Colleges Might Not Help as Many Students as You’d Think]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150937/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Comparing-Lots-of-Colleges/150937/ Consumer tools let people compare thousands of options for college. But most students end up attending one near home.

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:56:58 EST
<![CDATA[How the College-Ratings Plan Came About]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150935/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-the-College-Ratings-Plan/150935/ A timeline details the development of the proposal over the last 16 months.

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:55:31 EST
<![CDATA[A Call for Big Changes to Meet a Big Challenge at Community Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150927/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Call-for-Big-Changes-to-Meet/150927/ To keep more low-income students on track to graduation, quick fixes aren’t enough, says a new report from Jobs for the Future.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:57:58 EST
<![CDATA[At Top Athletics Programs, Students Often Major in Eligibility]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150917/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Top-Athletics-Programs/150917/ "Social science" and similar multidisciplinary majors are home to many more athletes than nonathletes.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[2 Takes on Student-Loan Defaults: Is the Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150925/ http://chronicle.com/article/2-Takes-on-Student-Loan/150925/ The Education Department’s latest data say that more borrowers are taking steps to manage their debt. But forbearances and defaults are continuing to climb.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Can You Match These College Presidents With Their Dogs?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150923/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-You-Match-These-College/150923/ Campus leaders’ pets help them project their image. This quiz measures how well you can guess which dog belongs to which president.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:04:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nigeria Contends With a Rise in Fraudulent Student Recruiters]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150907/ http://chronicle.com/article/Nigeria-Contends-With-a-Rise/150907/ With more Nigerians seeking to study overseas, student fairs have started to attract agents who sell them false promises about admissions to Western universities. 

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:52:00 EST
<![CDATA[Why the Admissions Office May Be Part of the Problem of College Access]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150883/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-the-Admissions-Office-May/150883/ Too often, the author argues, the admissions office is the chief obstacle to low-income, first-generation, and minority students' efforts to gain access to college.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Campus Police Departments Struggle With Issues of Race]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150903/ http://chronicle.com/article/Campus-Police-Departments/150903/ Many departments are taking steps to avoid profiling and other biased enforcement practices. But some cite safety concerns in resisting change.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[What’s a Trove of Insights Into College Applicants Worth? $850-Million]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150887/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-s-a-Trove-of-Insights/150887/ The price the Advisory Board Company is paying to acquire Royall & Company says a lot about the plight of today’s colleges.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:56:17 EST
<![CDATA[New U. of Texas Center Will Seek to Curb Troubling Behavior by Athletes]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150885/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-U-of-Texas-Center-Will/150885/ The program will focus on strengthening athletes’ character at a time when many of them are facing intense scrutiny for their off-field actions.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:55:56 EST
<![CDATA[Volume 61, Issue 16: December 19, 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150877/ http://chronicle.com/article/Volume-61-Issue-16-December/150877/ Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:47:00 EST <![CDATA[Spending Bill Holds Scant, if Any, Increases for Education and Research]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150875/ http://chronicle.com/article/Spending-Bill-Holds-Scant-if/150875/ "We’re going to lose more ground," the director of the National Institutes of Health said of the small gain for his agency in the bill, which won final passage on Saturday.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:57:35 EST
<![CDATA[Big-Data Scientists Face Ethical Challenges After Facebook Study]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150871/ http://chronicle.com/article/Big-Data-Scientists-Face/150871/ A new world of research is dawning six months after an uproar over an experiment in which the social-media company and academic researchers were accused of manipulating users.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:55:35 EST
<![CDATA[Higher-Education Consultant to Lead Muhlenberg College; Syracuse U. Chooses Chief Advancement Officer]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150819/ http://chronicle.com/article/Higher-Education-Consultant-to/150819/ Matt Ter Molen, associate vice president at Northwestern University and manager of its "We Will" campaign, will join Syracuse in February. Read other job-related news.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Hired Guns: The Consultants]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150843/ http://chronicle.com/article/Hired-Guns-The-Consultants/150843/ They came to whip colleges into shape.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Selected New Books on Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150833/ http://chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/150833/ Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST <![CDATA[Boycotters: American Studies Association]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150845/ http://chronicle.com/article/Boycotters-American-Studies/150845/ They changed the debate about sanctions against Israel.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Zealous Regent: Wallace L. Hall Jr.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150851/ http://chronicle.com/article/Zealous-Regent-Wallace-L/150851/ In a year when trustees were pressed to get tough, he was the toughest.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Athletes' Advocate: Kain Colter]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150849/ http://chronicle.com/article/Athletes-Advocate-Kain/150849/ He sparked a movement to recognize college players as employees.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150829/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/150829/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Messenger: Nicole Hurd]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150847/ http://chronicle.com/article/Messenger-Nicole-Hurd/150847/ She showed thousands of students college is a possibility.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Twitter Casualty: Steven G. Salaita]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150853/ http://chronicle.com/article/Twitter-Casualty-Steven-G/150853/ He raised new questions about the limits of academic freedom.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST