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What I'm Reading: ‘Paying It Forward’

A book describes a faculty diversity effort that has been so successful that many people would like to take credit for it.

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In Georgia, a Pioneer of Integration Guides the Merger of an HBCU and a 2-Year College

Arthur Dunning says the newly consolidated institution will emphasize preparing students for jobs.

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What I'm Reading: ‘The Need and the Blessing of Prayer’

When the goals at a religious college get especially challenging, a campus executive turns to a book on prayer.

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President-to-Be Sees Advantages for Small Colleges in Efforts to Diversify

Jorge Gonzalez says their admissions officers have more time to consider how applicants "have risen" from their circumstances.

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Next Chief of Canada’s Brock U. Is Known as Social-Justice Advocate

Wendy Cukier’s higher-education experience, and her work on gun control, appealed to the university’s board.

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What I'm Reading: ‘Annapurna’

Maurice Herzog’s book makes a university chaplain consider how students are like climbers.

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What I'm Reading: ‘Billion-Dollar Ball’

A book on the big-money culture of college football is a cautionary tale for the entire academic enterprise, a professor says.

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Scientific Collaborators Pair Up to Lead Scripps Research Institute

Steve Kay says he and Peter Schultz want to bring discoveries made by scientists "further down the value chain."

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What I'm Reading: ‘The Invention of Wings’

A historical novel stresses the value of standing up for social justice, even at risk of one’s life, says a college president.

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A President Looks at New Ways to Help Financially Needy Applicants

As leader of Washington College, Sheila C. Bair is determined to do something about student debt.