The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:23:39 EDT <![CDATA[In China, Government Ban on Tuition Increases Ends]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148491/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-China-Government-Ban-on/148491/ Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:45:00 EDT <![CDATA[The Almanac 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148485/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Almanac-2014/148485/ Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:05:00 EDT <![CDATA[How Professors in St. Louis Are Teaching the Lessons of Ferguson’s Unrest]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148479/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Professors-in-St-Louis/148479/ Four faculty members see much more than a teachable moment in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man and the violence that followed.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:55:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Mitch Daniels Isn't Rebuilding Purdue's Engine, He's Tuning It]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148483/ http://chronicle.com/article/Mitch-Daniels-Isnt-Rebuilding/148483/ Mr. Daniels is portrayed as one of academe’s disruptive forces. But look at his record, and you’ll find that he’s still a moderate.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[John Sperling, a Higher-Ed Pioneer, Left Disciples Across For-Profit Sector]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148481/ http://chronicle.com/article/John-Sperling-a-Higher-Ed/148481/ Several of the companies that now dominate the industry, with billions in revenue, are led by executives who earned their chops at his businesses.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:13:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Scripted Response to Sexual Assault]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148465/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Scripted-Response-to-Sexual/148465/ With new federal rules looming, colleges try to reach students using online courses featuring "cheesy" acting, a cheeseburger analogy, and lessons in bystander intervention.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[U. of Illinois Feels Backlash From Scholars Angered by Salaita Case]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148471/ http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Illinois-Feels-Backlash/148471/ To protest the withdrawal of a job offer to the controversial professor, at least two speakers have canceled engagements.

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 20:20:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Scholars Sound Alarms About Being Judged on Their Civility]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148469/ http://chronicle.com/article/Scholars-Sound-Alarms-About/148469/ Academics questioned an assertion that the University of Illinois had to reinforce an expectation of a community "that values civility as much as scholarship.”

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[UNLV Professor Is Investigated for Career-Spanning Plagiarism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148443/ http://chronicle.com/article/UNLV-Professor-Is-Investigated/148443/ Mustapha Marrouchi remains on the faculty despite using other scholars’ words, without citation, in his published works.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[White House Tries a New Tactic on Student Debt: Email Alerts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148441/ http://chronicle.com/article/White-House-Tries-a-New-Tactic/148441/ Struggling borrowers have been slow to sign up for new federal programs that could reduce their loan payments. Now the Obama administration is reaching out to their in-boxes.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Anatomy of a Serial-Plagiarism Charge]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148437/ http://chronicle.com/article/Anatomy-of-a-Serial-Plagiarism/148437/ A UNLV professor's large body of work contains some striking—and odd—examples of misattribution. Here's a short guide to a few of them.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Now Defending the Liberal Arts on Twitter: a Couple of Cartoons]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148429/ http://chronicle.com/article/Now-Defending-the-Liberal-Arts/148429/ The fictional student and counselor—"Libby" and "Art," get it?—were dreamed up by the Council of Independent Colleges.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When Students Transfer, Credits May Not Follow]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148425/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Students-Transfer/148425/ A study’s findings about the paths transfer students took, and how many credits came with them, may help policy makers close gaps in the process.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:56:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Obamacare Revives an Old Question: Are Student Workers Employees?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148409/ http://chronicle.com/article/Obamacare-Revives-an-Old/148409/ Higher-education groups support two bills that would exempt colleges from the law’s mandate that they provide health coverage to some student workers.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:55:07 EDT
<![CDATA[East Carolina U. Blocks Hiring of Philosophy Professor Accused of Sexual Harassment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148411/ http://chronicle.com/article/East-Carolina-U-Blocks-Hiring/148411/ The department chose Colin McGinn for his scholarship, but a prominent woman in the discipline says the university did the right thing.

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:10:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Shooting in a St. Louis Suburb Reverberates on Campuses Near and Far]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148405/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Shooting-in-a-St-Louis/148405/ Nearby colleges scramble to assure students that their campuses are safe. Elsewhere, students are protesting.

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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why It's So Hard to Tell What Low-Income Students Pay at Elite Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148403/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Its-So-Hard-to-Tell-What/148403/ Not all institutions categorize students the same way when they report their data to the Education Department.

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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:55:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Promises of Debt Relief Meet Privacy Concerns]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148387/ http://chronicle.com/article/Promises-of-Debt-Relief-Meet/148387/ The Education Department has warned borrowers not to share their government-issued PINs with student-loan-relief firms, citing concerns about identity theft and fraud.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:56:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Confuse Students to Help Them Learn]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148385/ http://chronicle.com/article/Confuse-Students-to-Help-Them/148385/ Forcing them to work through impasses can promote deeper levels of comprehension, researchers find.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Elon College's Application, 1913: Have You Read Any Homer?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148367/ http://chronicle.com/article/Elon-Colleges-Application/148367/ A look at how the college application has changed over the past century, through the experience of one North Carolina institution.

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Volume 60, Issue 44: August 15, 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148363/ http://chronicle.com/article/Volume-60-Issue-44-August/148363/ Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:21:00 EDT <![CDATA[Texas Legislators Stop Short of Impeaching Controversial Regent]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148361/ http://chronicle.com/article/Texas-Legislators-Stop-Short/148361/ A committee voted instead to censure Wallace L. Hall Jr., whose scrutiny of the University of Texas flagship stirred debate about the appropriate role of a regent.

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 04:57:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Israeli Scholar Says Outcry Over His Rape Remarks Has Not Hurt Planned U.S. Tour]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148357/ http://chronicle.com/article/Israeli-Scholar-Says-Outcry/148357/ The only thing that deters terrorists is if "they know that their sister or their mother will be raped," Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University said last month.

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Details of Energy Dept. Plan to Ease Access to Research Don't Please All]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148335/ http://chronicle.com/article/Details-of-Energy-Dept-Plan/148335/ The announcement marks a new, pragmatic phase in the debate over how widely published research should be shared, and how quickly.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Can Colleges Use Data to Fix What Ails the Lecture?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148307/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-Colleges-Use-Data-to-Fix/148307/ In a culture of accountability, some professors call on technology to collect information about student participation in the classroom.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[‘Wait a Second, This Is Terrible.’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148203/ http://chronicle.com/article/Wait-a-Second-This-Is/148203/ Two computer scientists resent the presence of Facebook's founder at a scholarly gathering.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EDT