The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:19:26 EST <![CDATA[An Unusual Honor-Code Violation: Students Selling Seats in Popular Courses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150207/ http://chronicle.com/article/An-Unusual-Honor-Code/150207/ Emory University undergraduates have devised clever ways, some more ethical than others, to sign up for the classes they want. The university is not amused.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:55:21 EST
<![CDATA[Making Law School a Place for People Who Know What They Want to Do]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150183/ http://chronicle.com/article/Making-Law-School-a-Place-for/150183/ Austen L. Parrish is going to some unexpected places in his quest to find students for Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Britain's Former Universities Minister Takes Up Teaching Post]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150185/ http://chronicle.com/article/Britains-Former-Universities/150185/ David Willetts is still associated with a steep hike in tuition, but he says his discussions with students at King’s College London focus on other issues.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[How a Persistent Scholar Landed an Invitation to T.S. Eliot's Archive]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150187/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-a-Persistent-Scholar/150187/ "It’s time to bring all of Tom together," the poet’s widow told the professor. "And I’m going to need your help."

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Your College's New Website Is Student-Focused, Mobile-Optimized, and Probably Long Overdue]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150189/ http://chronicle.com/article/Your-Colleges-New-Website-Is/150189/ Columbia College Chicago has grabbed the attention of prospective freshmen with its revamp.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Transitions: Congressman to Lead Top Science Organization; Middlebury College Chooses New President]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150193/ http://chronicle.com/article/Transitions-Congressman-to/150193/ Rush D. Holt, who is retiring from the U.S. House of Representatives, will become chief executive of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Selected New Books on Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150195/ http://chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/150195/ Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST <![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150199/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/150199/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[To Change a Campus, Talk to the Dean]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150197/ http://chronicle.com/article/To-Change-a-Campus-Talk-to/150197/ More than ever before, deans are the ones top administrators rely on to push schools and colleges to evolve.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Volume 61, Issue 13: November 28, 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150209/ http://chronicle.com/article/Volume-61-Issue-13-November/150209/ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:42:00 EST <![CDATA[Middle East Studies Association Fights a Rising Tide of Critics]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150169/ http://chronicle.com/article/Middle-East-Studies/150169/ The group and many of its members dismiss accusations of anti-Israel bias as attempts to stifle academic freedom.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:56:00 EST
<![CDATA[Senate Democrats’ Bill to Renew Higher Education Act: Many Ideas, Little Hope of Passing]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150175/ http://chronicle.com/article/Senate-Democrats-Bill-to/150175/ The legislation, introduced by Sen. Tom Harkin just over a month before his retirement, lays out the priorities of a party that’s about to find itself in the minority in the Senate.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:55:53 EST
<![CDATA[How Obama’s Action on Immigration Will Affect Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150171/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Obama-s-Action-on/150171/ The president’s decision to extend limited legal status to up to five million immigrants, announced Thursday night, will open college doors to many people.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:55:42 EST
<![CDATA[What's Wrong With the Government's College-Cost Information—and How to Fix It]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150167/ http://chronicle.com/article/Whats-Wrong-With-the/150167/ An economics professor explains how he would change two consumer-information tools meant to help prospective students.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:55:03 EST
<![CDATA[Which Red Tape Do You Hate the Most? We Asked, You Answered.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150173/ http://chronicle.com/article/Which-Red-Tape-Do-You-Hate-the/150173/ We put out a call on social media, and the responses were revealing. Here are the "ridiculous" and "costly" regulations that drive professors and administrators to drink.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:55:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nonprofit Group to Buy 56 of Corinthian's Campuses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150159/ http://chronicle.com/article/Nonprofit-Group-to-Buy-56-of/150159/ The sale to the ECMC Group will create the largest nonprofit career-college system in the country. The new owners plan changes in program offerings, recruiting, and costs.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:05:19 EST
<![CDATA[Colleges’ Prestige Doesn’t Guarantee a Top-Flight Learning Experience]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150155/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Prestige-Doesn-t/150155/ A widely used student-engagement survey’s gauges of educational quality upend tidy notions of selectivity and value. But skeptics see flaws in the measures.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:56:40 EST
<![CDATA[The 2014 National Survey of Student Engagement: a Snapshot]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150153/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-2014-National-Survey-of/150153/ Why academic advising sometimes fails and other key findings from this year’s survey.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:56:22 EST
<![CDATA[On College Accountability, Will Education Dept. Blink Again?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150157/ http://chronicle.com/article/On-College-Accountability/150157/ Colleges are worried about President Obama’s promise to roll out ratings this fall. But if recent history is any guide, they needn’t be so nervous.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Professors of the Year Reveal What Makes Their Classes Stand Out]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150147/ http://chronicle.com/article/Professors-of-the-Year-Reveal/150147/ $5,000 awards recognize excellence in teaching and mentoring.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[NIH and FDA Toughen Rules on Reporting Medical Trials]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150145/ http://chronicle.com/article/NIHFDA-Toughen-Rules-on/150145/ Under a new proposal, researchers who fail to report the results of federally funded work could lose grant money or future government support.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:40:00 EST
<![CDATA[China Set to Outpace U.S. Spending on Research, Says Report]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150137/ http://chronicle.com/article/China-Set-to-Outpace-US/150137/ By 2019, China is expected to spend more on research and development than the United States, though many question the quality of its scientific output. 

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:24:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Plight of the Public Regional College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150127/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Plight-of-the-Public/150127/ In several states, faculty members and administrators are at odds over strategic planning at institutions pinched by hard realities.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:56:43 EST
<![CDATA[3 Key Moments in the History of Student Loans]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150123/ http://chronicle.com/article/3-Key-Moments-in-the-History/150123/ A film from the Lumina Foundation and the Institute for Higher Education Policy traces the history of student aid—and offers some lessons for today’s policy makers.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:56:38 EST
<![CDATA[Riskier Majors May Become More Attractive if People Know Upside]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150125/ http://chronicle.com/article/Riskier-Majors-May-Become-More/150125/ A study indicates that, given more information, students might pursue fields with wide variations in earning potential.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[AAU’s Planned Sexual-Assault Survey Draws Backlash From Some Researchers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150115/ http://chronicle.com/article/AAU-s-Planned-Sexual-Assault/150115/ A letter signed by 16 scholars raises questions about the survey’s validity and intent. The association rejects the criticism as unfair.

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:57:46 EST