The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:35:22 EDT <![CDATA[Senate Bill Asks Colleges to Do More to Combat Sexual Assault]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147991/ http://chronicle.com/article/Senate-Bill-Asks-Colleges-to/147991/ The bipartisan measure calls for expanded resources for victims, public disclosure of campus-climate surveys, and more coordination with law-enforcement agencies.

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:58:21 EDT
<![CDATA[In N.C., Debate Over an Aid Freeze—and What It Means to Be Affordable]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147993/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-NC-Debate-Over-an-Aid/147993/ Should state universities trim tuition chiefly for low-income students or cut it across the board?

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:58:11 EDT
<![CDATA[For-Profit Colleges Still Cash In on Post-9/11 GI Bill, Harkin Reports Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147977/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-Profit-Colleges-Still-Cash/147977/ The cost of educating veterans at proprietary institutions averages twice that of their public counterparts, says the chairman of the Senate education committee.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Settlement Would Give NCAA More Power to Enforce Concussion Guidelines]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147979/ http://chronicle.com/article/Settlement-Would-Give-NCAA/147979/ But critics say the tentative deal won't force the association to reduce the risk of head injury.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:57:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Adjuncts Welcome Congress's New Interest in Their Working Conditions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147973/ http://chronicle.com/article/Adjuncts-Welcome-Congresss/147973/ A bill that would require colleges to report more data about faculty who work off the tenure track may not win approval this session, but it’s raising hopes.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:57:03 EDT
<![CDATA[$5-Million for Concussion Research Is but a Fraction of Need]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147975/ http://chronicle.com/article/5-Million-for-Concussion/147975/ The amount, to be paid over 10 years, will be further diminished because any research in the field by the NCAA’s member colleges will count toward the total.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:55:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Few Hazing Victims See It That Way]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147953/ http://chronicle.com/article/Few-Hazing-Victims-See-It-That/147953/ An expert isn’t surprised that some Ohio State students and alumni are rallying around the band director who was fired last week for tolerating hazing.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:56:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Social-Psychology Researchers Are Very Liberal. Is That a Problem?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147957/ http://chronicle.com/article/Social-Psychology-Researchers/147957/ Ideological one-sidedness harms the quality of research, the authors of a new paper argue. They offer some suggestions for detecting and avoiding it.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:56:11 EDT
<![CDATA[A Focus on Specific Dropouts Can Help Colleges Raise Completion Rates]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147955/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Focus-on-Specific-Dropouts/147955/ Students who came close to graduating but didn’t quite finish are more likely to return to a campus to complete a degree, a report says.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:55:23 EDT
<![CDATA[At Butler, a Corporate Way to Manage Change and Groom New Leaders]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147913/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Butler-a-Corporate-Way-to/147913/ Administrators are taking part in a warts-and-all performance review at the request of their business-minded president.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Howard U., Oakland U., and Texas A&M's Cyclotron Institute Name New Leaders]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147925/ http://chronicle.com/article/Howard-U-Oakland-U-and/147925/ Two new presidents: Howard appointed its interim leader to the permanent post, while Oakland chose the provost of the College of Charleston, and Texas A&M promoted a professor.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[College President Moves to New Institute to Foster Dialogue on the Americas]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147927/ http://chronicle.com/article/College-President-Moves-to-New/147927/ Juliet V. García, who has been president of the University of Texas at Brownsville for 22 years, will try to develop the next generation of leaders across borders.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Comfortable Kid]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147915/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Comfortable-Kid/147915/ In educating students, colleges today walk a fine line between empowerment and entitlement.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sociologist and Dean Tries Her Hand at Being Top Academic Leader]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147923/ http://chronicle.com/article/SociologistDean-Tries-Her/147923/ Katherine Newman, most recently a dean at the Johns Hopkins University, becomes provost at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Hard Times, Independent Research Institutes Give Up Freedom in Order to Survive]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147917/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Hard-Times-Independent/147917/ Mergers with universities provide support to cash-strapped scientists.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Spending Shifts as Colleges Compete on Students' Comfort]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147921/ http://chronicle.com/article/Spending-Shifts-as-Colleges/147921/ Even if the amenities cost many thousands of dollars per student, they represent a college cost that students and their parents have asked for.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Key Republican in House Proposes Broad Student-Aid Reforms]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147907/ http://chronicle.com/article/Key-Republican-in-House/147907/ Rep. Paul D. Ryan wants to streamline the system, cap some federal loans, create a database to track aid recipients, and disrupt "the accreditation status quo."

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:55:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Senators in Both Parties Agree: States Must Do More for Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147911/ http://chronicle.com/article/Senators-in-Both-Parties/147911/ At a hearing, lawmakers merely disagree on how the federal government should encourage state support for colleges.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:55:18 EDT
<![CDATA[U. of Akron Chief’s New Rules: Pick Up Your Trash]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147909/ http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Akron-Chief-s-New/147909/ He has asked top officials to commit to leadership principles that, among other things, set standards of tidiness and punctuality.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[House Approves 2 Bills Toward Renewal of Higher Education Act]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147891/ http://chronicle.com/article/House-Approves-2-Bills-Toward/147891/ The legislation, which covers competency-based education and government data for prospective students, faces uncertain prospects in the Senate.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:55:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Around Retail Giant Amazon, University Presses Tiptoe and Whisper]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147895/ http://chronicle.com/article/Around-Retail-Giant-Amazon/147895/ Scholarly publishers are trying to take advantage of the retail giant’s strength without being swept away by it.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:55:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Anti-Union Vote in Minn. Is Rare Setback in National Campaign for Adjunct Unions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147893/ http://chronicle.com/article/Anti-Union-Vote-in-Minn-Is/147893/ Days after the Service Employees International Union loses a vote at the University of Saint Thomas, it wins one at Antioch University Seattle.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:55:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Quiz: Ed-Tech Company or Made-Up Word?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147869/ http://chronicle.com/article/Quiz-Ed-Tech-Company-or/147869/ Ed-tech companies are known for their weird, weird names. Which got us thinking: Can you tell the difference between actual company names and ones we made up?

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:54:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Education Dept. Will Test Use of Student Aid in Programs Not Based on Credit Hour]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147865/ http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Will-Test-Use/147865/ In a new round of "experimental sites," participating colleges may award federal aid for competency-based programs and prior-learning assessments, among others.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:55:40 EDT
<![CDATA[New Role for College Business Officers: Selling Change]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147867/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Role-for-College-Business/147867/ At a conference this week, the officials heard a summons to educate faculty members and others on the realities of higher-education financing.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:55:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Sweeping Change Is in the Works for How Job-Training Dollars Are Allocated]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147841/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sweeping-Change-Is-in-the/147841/ In a new plan, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. laid out a "job-driven checklist" for colleges and other applicants for $1.4-billion in grants.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:55:47 EDT