The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:31:18 EDT <![CDATA[A Professor in the President's Chair: Pushing for a 'Friendly Revolution']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148527/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Professor-in-the-Presidents/148527/ When Edward B. Burger was named the new leader of Southwestern University last year, it struck many as an unconventional choice.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Presumed Guilty]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148529/ http://chronicle.com/article/Presumed-Guilty/148529/ College men accused of rape say the scales are tipped against them.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[UCLA Economist, Known as Railroad Historian, Dies at 89]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148531/ http://chronicle.com/article/UCLA-Economist-Known-as/148531/ George W. Hilton, an emeritus professor of economics at the University of California at Los Angeles, wrote more than a dozen books about railroads and other transportation.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Transitions: U. of Maryland Chooses Public-Policy Dean From U.N.; Medical Division Chief at Duke Goes to U. of Arizona]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148545/ http://chronicle.com/article/Transitions-U-of-Maryland/148545/ Robert C. Orr, the new public-policy dean, is an assistant secretary general at the United Nations.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Former U.S. Attorney, Famously Fired, Joins Small Illinois College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148547/ http://chronicle.com/article/Former-US-Attorney-Famously/148547/ David C. Iglesias is the new director of the J. Dennis Hastert Center for Economics, Government, and Public Policy at Wheaton College.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Selected New Books on Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148553/ http://chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/148553/ Selected New Books on Higher Education

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Economically Diverse Is Your College? A 'New York Times’ Ranking May Soon Tell]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148521/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Economically-Diverse-Is/148521/ The newspaper's new project isn't trying to pick the best colleges. It’s more interested in how well they attract underprivileged students.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:56:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Political Scientists Propose New Ways to Engage Policy Makers and the Public]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148523/ http://chronicle.com/article/Political-Scientists-Propose/148523/ The discipline should take concrete steps to support scholar outreach, including training and awards, says a report released at its association’s annual meeting.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:55:52 EDT
<![CDATA[NIH Tells Genomic Researchers: ‘You Must Share Data']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148509/ http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Tells-Genomic-Researchers-/148509/ Some researchers have worried that the mandate could create administrative red tape. But "the overall benefit to science," an NIH official said, "has to win the day."

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:57:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Up-or-Down Votes on Deans? An Unusual System Feeds Tension at U. of Miami]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148507/ http://chronicle.com/article/Up-or-Down-Votes-on-Deans-An/148507/ Three times in the past few years, faculty members have voted to oust deans. Twice they’ve been overruled.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:55:12 EDT
<![CDATA[As People Shun Pollsters, Researchers Put Online Surveys to the Test]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148503/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-People-Shun-Pollsters/148503/ Traditional polls, chasing nonrespondents, have grown too expensive. But online surveys run the awful "President Landon" risk.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In China, Government Ban on Tuition Increases Ends]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148491/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-China-Government-Ban-on/148491/ Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:45:00 EDT <![CDATA[The Almanac 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148485/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Almanac-2014/148485/ Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:05:00 EDT <![CDATA[How Professors in St. Louis Are Teaching the Lessons of Ferguson’s Unrest]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148479/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Professors-in-St-Louis/148479/ Four faculty members see much more than a teachable moment in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man and the violence that followed.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:55:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Mitch Daniels Isn't Rebuilding Purdue's Engine, He's Tuning It]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148483/ http://chronicle.com/article/Mitch-Daniels-Isnt-Rebuilding/148483/ Mr. Daniels is portrayed as one of academe’s disruptive forces. But look at his record, and you’ll find that he’s still a moderate.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[John Sperling, a Higher-Ed Pioneer, Left Disciples Across For-Profit Sector]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148481/ http://chronicle.com/article/John-Sperling-a-Higher-Ed/148481/ Several of the companies that now dominate the industry, with billions in revenue, are led by executives who earned their chops at his businesses.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:13:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Scripted Response to Sexual Assault]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148465/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Scripted-Response-to-Sexual/148465/ With new federal rules looming, colleges try to reach students using online courses featuring "cheesy" acting, a cheeseburger analogy, and lessons in bystander intervention.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[U. of Illinois Feels Backlash From Scholars Angered by Salaita Case]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148471/ http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Illinois-Feels-Backlash/148471/ To protest the withdrawal of a job offer to the controversial professor, at least two speakers have canceled engagements.

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 20:20:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Scholars Sound Alarms About Being Judged on Their Civility]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148469/ http://chronicle.com/article/Scholars-Sound-Alarms-About/148469/ Academics questioned an assertion that the University of Illinois had to reinforce an expectation of a community "that values civility as much as scholarship.”

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[UNLV Professor Is Investigated for Career-Spanning Plagiarism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148443/ http://chronicle.com/article/UNLV-Professor-Is-Investigated/148443/ Mustapha Marrouchi remains on the faculty despite using other scholars’ words, without citation, in his published works.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[White House Tries a New Tactic on Student Debt: Email Alerts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148441/ http://chronicle.com/article/White-House-Tries-a-New-Tactic/148441/ Struggling borrowers have been slow to sign up for new federal programs that could reduce their loan payments. Now the Obama administration is reaching out to their in-boxes.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Anatomy of a Serial-Plagiarism Charge]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148437/ http://chronicle.com/article/Anatomy-of-a-Serial-Plagiarism/148437/ A UNLV professor's large body of work contains some striking—and odd—examples of misattribution. Here's a short guide to a few of them.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Now Defending the Liberal Arts on Twitter: a Couple of Cartoons]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148429/ http://chronicle.com/article/Now-Defending-the-Liberal-Arts/148429/ The fictional student and counselor—"Libby" and "Art," get it?—were dreamed up by the Council of Independent Colleges.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When Students Transfer, Credits May Not Follow]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148425/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Students-Transfer/148425/ A study’s findings about the paths transfer students took, and how many credits came with them, may help policy makers close gaps in the process.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:56:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Obamacare Revives an Old Question: Are Student Workers Employees?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148409/ http://chronicle.com/article/Obamacare-Revives-an-Old/148409/ Higher-education groups support two bills that would exempt colleges from the law’s mandate that they provide health coverage to some student workers.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:55:07 EDT
<![CDATA[East Carolina U. Blocks Hiring of Philosophy Professor Accused of Sexual Harassment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148411/ http://chronicle.com/article/East-Carolina-U-Blocks-Hiring/148411/ The department chose Colin McGinn for his scholarship, but a prominent woman in the discipline says the university did the right thing.

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:10:00 EDT