The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:31:24 EDT <![CDATA[Federal Court Protects an Adjunct’s Complaints About Working Conditions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149759/ http://chronicle.com/article/Federal-Court-Protects-an/149759/ An appeals panel held that the First Amendment gave an adjunct the right to speak out about alleged mistreatment despite having been asked to praise her college.

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:55:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Elite Colleges Explore Alternative to Common App]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149761/ http://chronicle.com/article/Elite-Colleges-Explore/149761/ Frustrated with glitches in the popular admissions platform, a group of public and private institutions pursues a rival system as a backup.

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Overseeing Sex-Assault Cases Is Now a Full-Time Job]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149739/ http://chronicle.com/article/Overseeing-Sex-Assault-Cases/149739/ Many institutions have hired Title IX coordinators to handle the evolving expectations and legal obligations.

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Brief History of Academics Writing Seriously About Zombies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149755/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Brief-History-of-Academics/149755/ In a time of Ebola hysteria, research on the undead helps us better understand how such diseases spread.

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In the Final ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule, a Key Measure Vanishes]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149711/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-the-Final-Gainful/149711/ The rule was expected to hold programs accountable for borrowers’ default rates. But that metric has been dropped.

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:55:33 EDT
<![CDATA[How a Coalition Seeks to Bring Minority Students Into Science]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149709/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-a-Coalition-Seeks-to-Bring/149709/ Four California universities want to create a stronger sense of community for black and Hispanic doctoral students in science and engineering.

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:55:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Grand Canyon U. Contemplates a Nonprofit Future]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149713/ http://chronicle.com/article/Grand-Canyon-U-Contemplates-a/149713/ As for-profit higher education’s fortunes fade, an institution explores a conversion to appeal to Christian philanthropists.

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tell Us About Red Tape on Your Campus]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149689/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tell-Us-About-Red-Tape-on-Your/149689/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:01 EDT <![CDATA[Akron Wins Million-Dollar Prize for Increasing Its College Graduates]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149703/ http://chronicle.com/article/Akron-Wins-Million-Dollar/149703/ An award from two city-improvement groups focuses on higher education. Our accompanying map shows changes in numbers of degrees awarded across the country.

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Foreign Student Scholarships Spark Anger as Fees Rise]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149701/ http://chronicle.com/article/Foreign-Student-Scholarships/149701/ A new plan to lure foreign students with generous scholarships by China's eastern Jiangsu province, has sparked anger over resources being directed towards "wealthy foreigners" while Chinese students struggle with a rising fee burden.

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Dartmouth and Stanford Apologize After a Political-Science Experiment Gone Wrong]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149687/ http://chronicle.com/article/DartmouthStanford/149687/ A study that involved a deceptive mailing to Montana voters raises questions about a new research trend.

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Wary Colleges Ratchet Up Scrutiny of Athletes in the Classroom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149685/ http://chronicle.com/article/Wary-Colleges-Ratchet-Up/149685/ Revelations at Chapel Hill spur officials elsewhere to shift pay incentives for coaches and raise alert for signs of academic fraud.

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[MIT Press and a Rebellious Journal Will Part Ways]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149671/ http://chronicle.com/article/MIT-Pressa-Rebellious/149671/ The deal The Baffler struck with the press in 2011 helped keep the publication alive. Now the journal has negotiated an exit.

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:56:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Steven Salaita’s New (Temporary) Career: Public Speaker]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149675/ http://chronicle.com/article/Steven-Salaita-s-New/149675/ Rejected by the University of Illinois for tweets critical of Israel, the scholar ponders his next move.

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Volume 61, Issue 9: October 31, 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149657/ http://chronicle.com/article/Volume-61-Issue-9-October/149657/ Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:08:00 EDT <![CDATA[In San Francisco, an Accreditor—but Not Accreditation—Goes on Trial]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149655/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-San-Francisco-an/149655/ City College’s fight for its life has become a "cauldron of politics and emotion."

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 04:56:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Student Diversity at 4,725 Institutions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149537/ http://chronicle.com/article/Student-Diversity-at-4725/149537/ A sortable table showing the race, ethnicity, and gender of students at a broad range of two- and four-year colleges. 

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Get More Black Men Into Science]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149561/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Get-More-Black-Men-/149561/ Successful STEM programs have focused on students' strengths rather than their weaknesses.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA['I Wanted to Solve Problems']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149563/ http://chronicle.com/article/I-Wanted-to-Solve-Problems/149563/ Ryan Charles Hynd talks about how the more math courses he took, the farther he found he could go.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Look Beyond the Gender Gap]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149575/ http://chronicle.com/article/Look-Beyond-the-Gender-Gap/149575/ Yes, there are more black women than black men in college. But that's just a small part of the policy picture.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Helping Black Men Succeed in College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149585/ http://chronicle.com/article/Helping-Black-Men-Succeed-in/149585/ Campus programs designed to help black male students succeed are spreading. And many of them appear to be working.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Support, Don't Thwart]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149573/ http://chronicle.com/article/Support-Dont-Thwart/149573/ Black males aren't failing our schools. Our schools are failing them.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Counseling Black Men: The Thousand-Piece Puzzle]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149577/ http://chronicle.com/article/Counseling-Black-Men-The/149577/ For young African-American men, attending college is as much about a search for identity as it is about obtaining good grades.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149635/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/149635/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Selected New Books on Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149623/ http://chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/149623/ Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:01 EDT <![CDATA[Professors Look to New President for Closure on Past Scandal]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149631/ http://chronicle.com/article/Professors-Look-to-New/149631/ Faculty members at St. John’s University hope that their new chief, Conrado M. Gempesaw, will reveal details of an independent investigation into past leaders.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:01 EDT