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What I'm Reading: ‘Crazy Brave’

Through Joy Harjo’s memoir, a professor sees a way for academics to tap into the literature that connects us all.

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Guggenheim Fellows for 2016  

See which academics were among the 178 scholars, artists, and scientists named as John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 2016 Fellows.

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Selected New Books on Higher Education  

Among the latest titles are books on conservative professors, the risks of study abroad, and the culture of speed in academe.

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Provost Pins Hopes on a One-Stop Academic-Support Strategy

Thomas Sudkamp had an idea that led Wright State University to name a new building the Student Success Center.

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A Sociologist Who Found Colleges 'Adrift' Becomes an Education Dean

Richard Arum, co-author of two much-discussed books, will move from New York University to the University of California at Irvine.

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What I'm Reading: ‘The Sympathizer’

As they seek to be more inclusive, colleges have a window opened by this novel of Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American life.

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At Columbia U., Philadelphia’s Ex-Mayor Seeks Solutions for Knotty Urban Issues

Michael A. Nutter says he was attracted to the university, in part, because his daughter studies there.

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What I'm Reading: ‘It Can’t Happen Here’

In Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 novel, the suppression of speech begins on campuses. What’s the chance that could still happen here?

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What I'm Reading: ‘Post-Traditional Learners and the Transformation of Postsecondary Education’

A new adult-education dean finds a helpful paper about the blurring of distinctions between traditional and nontraditional students.

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U. of Puget Sound’s First African-American President Built His Career at Jesuit Institutions

Isiaah Crawford, who will leave his job as provost at Seattle University, has done research on human sexuality and minority stress.

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For a Campus That Balked at a Plunge Into Online Learning, a New Chief

Mary Papazian is giving up a presidency in the East to lead San Jose State University, in her home state of California.

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What I'm Reading: ‘Notes on My Dunce Cap’

A creative-writing professor is attracted to a book that upends the traditional workshop setting.

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What I'm Reading: ‘The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’

A new dean at Rutgers, coming from Britain, found a novel that helped him understand his students’ lives.

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Founding Dean Keeps Female Students in Mind as She Plans New Engineering School

Jenna Carpenter says Campbell University’s School of Engineering will push beyond traditional perceptions of the field.