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Nontenure-Track Faculty at Ithaca College Forms a Union

The college, which opposes the effort, says it will bargain in good faith with the contingent faculty members once the National Labor Relations Board has certified the results of the unionization vote.

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DePaul President Condemns Protesters Who Shouted Down Controversial Speaker

Video of the incident shows two protesters taking the stage where a Breitbart contributor was being interviewed and refusing to leave.

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U. of Akron Will Not Rehire 'Success Coaches' for Freshmen

The coaches were each paid $28,000 to $32,000 a year to follow students through their academic careers.



Why Georgetown's Randy Bass Wants to 'Rebundle' College  

Believe it or not, he says, traditional institutions have a long history of innovation. His university's project on the future of higher education intends to continue that trend.



A ‘Devastating Account’ of Diversity at Yale  

Ambitious plans and a repeated failure to execute them characterize the university’s record of confronting race, a faculty panel concludes.


Leadership & Governance

Video: A Longtime Force in Higher Education Reflects on the Changing Landscape

David Longanecker, set to retire as president of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, says colleges must become more “friendly” to low-income and first-generation students.


Leadership & Governance

Questions Swirl Amid Reports of Baylor President’s Firing

The university refused to comment on reports that Kenneth W. Starr had been ousted following a series of sexual-assault cases involving football players.

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Baylor Won't Comment on Report That Ken Starr Is Fired as President

"We will not respond to rumors, speculation or reports based on unnamed sources," the university said on Tuesday.

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Chancellor Is Criticized for Cellphone Use During Commencement

The head of the Alamo Colleges was on his phone for 40 minutes while graduates walked across the stage in front of him.



Everyone’s Waiting for Trump’s Higher-Education Platform. In the Meantime, Here are Some Clues.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee hasn’t released a plan, but he has commented on student loans, international students, and more.

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Adjuncts Vote to Unionize at Saint Louis U.

Part-time instructors in the university's College of Education and College of Arts and Sciences voted 89 to 28 in favor of forming a union.


Leadership & Governance

Discussing Past Suicide Attempts, Cincinnati President Aims to Lessen Stigma

Santa J. Ono explains his decision to openly discuss his past battles with mental illness, including two separate occasions in which he sought to take his own life.



At the End of a Watershed Year, Can Student Activists Sustain Momentum?  

The protesters who made race on campus a nationwide issue certainly intend to keep up the pressure. They’re recruiting a new generation of leaders, placing students on campus committees, and boning up on administrative bureaucracy.

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Faculty Strike Begins at Green River Community College

The protest on the Washington campus concerns potential cuts that would leave five tenured and one tenure-track faculty member without jobs.

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Kentucky State President to Resign This Week

Raymond M. Burse will step down after two years at the university's helm.



1989: A ‘Disturbing Pattern’ in Black and White

The Chronicle visited four campuses to describe what has come to be called the racial climate.


Regional Publics Cast Wider Nets and Rethink Retention  

The universities aren’t aggressively recruiting in faraway states, but they are reaching beyond traditional boundaries and trying other strategies to hit enrollment goals.



Where Does the Regional State University Go From Here?  

Reeling from financial crises, the workhorse of public education is being reshaped on the fly.


1990: The Fate of a 'Lost Generation' of Scholars

Long before the term “alt-ac” was known, some Ph.D.s found work outside academe after years of fruitless job-hunting at colleges.



Selected New Books on Higher Education  

Among the topics are working conditions for campus custodians, and the impact on college women of having "helicopter," "bystander," or "paramedic" parents.



Large Community-College System in Arizona Gets Its First Female and Latina Chancellor

Maricopa Community Colleges’ new chief says she plans to reach out to new populations and create stronger ties with businesses.



What I’m Reading: ‘A Dance to the Music of Time’

A 12-volume novel on the social history of London reminds a university president of the value of the arts and humanities.