The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:03:05 EST <![CDATA[Where Free-Community-College Plans May Prosper: In the States]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151357/ http://chronicle.com/article/Where-Free-Community-College/151357/ President Obama’s proposal seems doomed in a Republican-led Congress. That hasn’t stopped advocates from pushing the idea in their own communities.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:56:54 EST
<![CDATA[A Modern Clinical Trial: 7 Years, 1,000 Patients, and Plenty of Questions About Cost]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151355/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Modern-Clinical-Trial-7/151355/ The trial I participated in shows why many experts think clinical studies need an overhaul.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:55:35 EST
<![CDATA[Once a Month, a Philosopher Uploads His Discipline to the World]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151353/ http://chronicle.com/article/Once-a-Month-a-Philosopher/151353/ Going public can be both satisfying and a survival strategy at a time of never enough money, especially for the humanities.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:55:01 EST
<![CDATA[Video: How One College Is Getting Strategic in the Face of Challenges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151351/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-How-One-College-Is/151351/ Columbia College Chicago lost 24 percent of its enrollment in the five years before Kwang-Wu Kim took over as president, in 2013.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[College’s Adjuncts Split From State Union in Dispute Over Course Assignments]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151341/ http://chronicle.com/article/College-s-Adjuncts-Split/151341/ Part-time faculty members at Columbia College Chicago say the Illinois Education Association didn’t help them when college staff members poached their work.

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:55:09 EST
<![CDATA[Tracking the Elusive Ph.D.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151339/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tracking-the-Elusive-PhD/151339/ A large-scale effort to monitor career outcomes gets some traction, but five big challenges remain.

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[In an Evolving Career Landscape, How Should Colleges Prepare Students?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151345/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-an-Evolving-Career/151345/ Educate them broadly, don’t just train them for jobs, was a key takeaway from a leaders’ forum organized by the Kettering Foundation.

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[U.S.-Cuba Detente Paves the Way for Deeper Academic Ties]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151333/ http://chronicle.com/article/US-Cuba-Detente-Paves-the/151333/ While international educators are hopeful about new links, some caution that improved relationships won't lift academic constraints in Cuba. 

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:27:00 EST
<![CDATA[NCAA Says It’s Investigating Academic Fraud at 20 Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151315/ http://chronicle.com/article/NCAA-Says-It-s-Investigating/151315/ The association, noting a sharp rise in cheating, will also expand training for investigators in its new academic-integrity unit.

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 04:55:11 EST
<![CDATA[Obama Presses for Free Community College and Tax Reform]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151319/ http://chronicle.com/article/Obama-Presses-for-Free/151319/ The president emphasized both ideas in a State of the Union address that focused on jobs and the economy.

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[6 Years in and 6 to Go, Only Modest Progress on Obama’s College-Completion Goal]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151303/ http://chronicle.com/article/6-Years-in6-to-Go-Only/151303/ The chance that the United States will lead the world by 2020 seems small. But that doesn’t mean the president’s ambitious talk was for naught.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 04:55:50 EST
<![CDATA[Why Colleges Are Like Cable Companies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151205/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Colleges-Are-Like-Cable/151205/ Just like Comcast, institutions offer "low introductory rates" as bait, then raise net prices once the consumer swallows the hook.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[College Students Think They’re Ready for the Work Force. Employers Aren’t So Sure.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151289/ http://chronicle.com/article/College-Students-Think/151289/ A survey documents employers’ lack of confidence in recent graduates, raising questions about what colleges can do to close the gap.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Volume 61, Issue 19: January 23, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151301/ http://chronicle.com/article/Volume-61-Issue-19-January/151301/ Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:15:00 EST <![CDATA[Scholars and Activists Speak Out About Why ‘Black Life Matters’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151295/ http://chronicle.com/article/ScholarsActivists-Speak/151295/ Academics from 19 campuses took part in a conference last week where speakers aired wide-ranging concerns about racial disparities.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 04:55:48 EST
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151253/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/151253/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Even With Legal Marijuana, Researchers Can’t Score a Supply]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151257/ http://chronicle.com/article/Even-With-Legal-Marijuana/151257/ Now you can buy marijuana at storefronts in Colorado. But the federal government prevents researchers from getting what they need.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[An Artist Draws a Path to College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151249/ http://chronicle.com/article/An-Artist-Draws-a-Path-to/151249/ It’s National Portfolio Day in Philadelphia, and one prospective student has been waiting anxiously.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Kinsey Institute Moves Beyond the Study of Sex: Now It’s Love]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151267/ http://chronicle.com/article/Kinsey-Institute-Moves-Beyond/151267/ Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST <![CDATA[Virginia Tech's First Lady Has 2nd Role on Campus]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151263/ http://chronicle.com/article/Virginia-Techs-First-Lady-Has/151263/ Laura P. Sands became a professor at the university’s Center for Gerontology last summer, bringing with her two federal grants to study issues of aging.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[State Spending on Higher Education Inches Up, but Fiscal Pitfalls Remain]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151251/ http://chronicle.com/article/State-Spending-on-Higher/151251/ Four out of five states increased their higher-education spending in the past fiscal year. But many of them are still appropriating less than they were five years ago.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[UCLA Medical Dean to Join Duke U.; Cornell University Press Names New Director]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151261/ http://chronicle.com/article/UCLA-Medical-Dean-to-Join-Duke/151261/ A. Eugene Washington will become chancellor for health affairs at Duke and leader of its Health System. Read about that and other job-related news.

 

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[What the President’s Tax Proposal Would Mean for Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151297/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-the-President-s-Tax/151297/ The plan would provide a way to pay for the Obama administration’s free-community-college proposal and would streamline higher-education tax breaks.

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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 17:53:01 EST
<![CDATA[U. of North Carolina President’s Ouster Comes Amid Political Shift]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151291/ http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-North-Carolina/151291/ The system’s board, now occupied by Republican appointees, forced out Thomas W. Ross after less than five years.

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:50:07 EST
<![CDATA[Accreditor Fumbled in Acting Against City College of San Francisco, Court Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151269/ http://chronicle.com/article/Accreditor-Fumbled-in-Acting/151269/ But the college isn’t out of the woods yet, as the judge left the door open for the college to lose its accreditation after a new hearing.

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:49:47 EST
<![CDATA[Hackers Descend on a Campus Near You]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151239/ http://chronicle.com/article/Hackers-Descend-on-a-Campus/151239/ College hackathons are growing in number—and getting more organized—but they’re not quite what you think they are.

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:55:15 EST