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3 Librarians Bring Skills in Preservation and Technological Innovation to Their New Top Roles

New library leaders at Vanderbilt, Princeton, and the University of Virginia are ushering the past into the future.

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What I'm Reading: Article on Improving Students’ Learning

It’s not that students don’t work hard to do well, a lecturer learns; it’s just that they are not studying in the most effective way.

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Historian Joins Group That Aims to Advocate for the Humanities Nationally

"If the humanities need defenders, they won’t find it at universities," says Anthony Kaye.

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What I'm Reading: Articles on the ‘Equity Imperative’

A special issue on diversity realigns an interim provost’s perspective on how to help diverse students succeed.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What I'm Reading: ‘In Defense of a Liberal Education’

The book by Fareed Zakaria reinvigorates a president’s hopes for what his college can do for students.

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For a Personal Touch in Admissions, the President Takes Up Pen and Paper

Zach Messitte pitches in on his college’s recruitment efforts by handwriting 100 letters to prospective students a year.

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What I'm Reading: ‘The Pocket Instructor: Literature’

An adjunct professor of literature discovers a book that helps her foster her students’ intellectual independence.

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Former Moonwalker Pushes Colonization of Mars From Florida Tech

Buzz Aldrin, who is 86, advises a center run by his son that is bent on figuring out how to get people settled on a neighboring planet.

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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.