The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:28:09 EDT <![CDATA[Paul Quinn College’s President Makes Recruiting Students a Personal Issue]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149053/ http://chronicle.com/article/Paul-Quinn-College-s/149053/ Michael J. Sorrell meets prospective applicants one on one. Just as important, he meets with their parents or guardians as well.

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<![CDATA[Can’t Get Into Berkeley? You Might Like ...]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149077/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-t-Get-Into-Berkeley-You/149077/ Unless students deliberately opt out, companies can use their information to recruit them for other programs, a contract shows.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About Companies That Run Online Programs for Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149075/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/149075/ Institutions benefit from the marketing, technology, and customer-support expertise, but they forfeit potential profit and some control.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: Genius or Madman? An HBCU Chief Pursues Unconventional Ways to Save a College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149045/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-Genius-or-Madman-An/149045/ Michael J. Sorrell has had to resort to unusual means to rescue Paul Quinn College from collapse after its accreditation was revoked.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Volume 61, Issue 5: October 3, 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149061/ http://chronicle.com/article/Volume-61-Issue-5-October-3/149061/ Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:25:00 EDT <![CDATA[California Shifts to ‘Yes Means Yes’ Standard for College Sex]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149057/ http://chronicle.com/article/California-Shifts-to-Yes/149057/ Under the new law, students must have "affirmative consent" from partners for the duration of sexual activity.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:57:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How 'Yes Means Yes' Already Works on One Campus]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149055/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Yes-Means-Yes-Already/149055/ Grinnell College adopted such a policy in 2012. While it might sound awkward, students say, it opens opportunity for dialogue and confronts assumptions.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Academic Experts Lend Credibility to Bogus Claims of Ebola Cure]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149049/ http://chronicle.com/article/Academic-Experts-Lend/149049/ The FDA has cited three companies for "fraudulent" statements about their products’ effects on the deadly virus.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What California’s New Sexual-Consent Law Means for Its Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149059/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-California-s-New/149059/ A newly signed bill requires colleges to adopt a “yes means yes” standard in handling sexual-assault cases. Here’s how that definition will play out.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Trustee Group Responds Tepidly to Presidential-Hiring 'Tool Kit']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149051/ http://chronicle.com/article/Trustee-Group-Responds-Tepidly/149051/ Aspen Institute program’s new guide to developing community-college chiefs emphasizes student success, risk-taking, and a willingness to steer the ship through change.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Transitions: Expert in Islamic Finance Heads to Egypt; Mount Mary U. Chooses New Fund Raiser]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149023/ http://chronicle.com/article/Transitions-Expert-in-Islamic/149023/ Mahmoud El-Gamal, an economist at Rice University, will become provost at the American University in Cairo. Read about that and other job-related news.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Arab-Studies E-Zine Hopes to Counter Mainstream Narrative]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149013/ http://chronicle.com/article/Arab-Studies-E-Zine-Hopes-to/149013/ The multilingual, multidisciplinary journal Jadaliyya covers the region "from an inside-out perspective."

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's No Joke: Humor Rarely Welcome in Research Write-Ups]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149025/ http://chronicle.com/article/Its-No-Joke-Humor-Rarely/149025/ Examples of funny papers are few and far between. That’s a shame, says one scientist.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Campus Leader Fosters Study Abroad in a Repurposed Palace in Britain]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149037/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Campus-Leader-Fosters/149037/ Jerry Seaman left a small college in Wisconsin to lead the University of Evansville’s British campus, housed in an ornate, turreted manor.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About the Past 7 Days]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149043/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/149043/ Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT <![CDATA[U.N. Official Will Focus on Global Mission as Public-Policy Dean at U. of Maryland]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149035/ http://chronicle.com/article/UN-Official-Will-Focus-on/149035/ Robert C. Orr, who will become dean in October, has worked on issues that include peacekeeping, climate change, and food scarcity.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How One University Became Exhibit A of Marketing Success]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149011/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-University-Became-/149011/ "Don’t be so true to yourself that you are no longer relevant to what people want," says the university’s president.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Upside of Selling Your Soul]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149019/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Upside-of-Selling-Your/149019/ Done wrong, marketing is sloganeering that dilutes a college’s credibility. Done right, it is clear-eyed self-assessment that shores up the bottom line.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Expert on African-American Genetics Shifts His Focus]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149033/ http://chronicle.com/article/Expert-on-African-American/149033/ Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT <![CDATA[A Small College Sells Marketing to Its Cautious Faculty]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149015/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Small-College-Sells/149015/ Faculty members at Calvin College had been known to rebuff media attention because they felt too overexposed or too uncomfortable putting themselves forward. In designing a brand, the trick was to include them.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About Yik Yak, an App Causing Trouble on Campuses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149005/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/149005/ Anonymous posts on the smartphone application are fostering conversations, but the dialogue is not always fit for the classroom.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[College Counseling Centers Turn to Teletherapy to Treat Students for Anxiety]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148991/ http://chronicle.com/article/College-Counseling-Centers/148991/ Despite concerns about online privacy, more colleges are using the technique, and counselors say it is effective and suits the needs of today’s students.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[‘Excellent Sheep’ Author Returns to Yale to Tend His Flock]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149003/ http://chronicle.com/article/Excellent-Sheep-Author/149003/ William Deresiewicz says boundless extracurricular activities threaten college’s deepest purpose.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Man Who Ranks Philosophy Departments Now Rankles Them, Too]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149007/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Man-Who-Ranks-Philosophy/149007/ Brian Leiter's Philosophical Gourmet Report carries great weight. But his harsh personal attacks on other scholars leave its future uncertain.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In the Role of College President, Many Politicians Shed Their Partisanship]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149001/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-the-Role-of-College/149001/ State Sen. John Thrasher's appointment at Florida State sparked protests. But not all lawmakers bring full-throated ideology to campus.

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:58:07 EDT
<![CDATA[As Default Rates Drop, So Does Confidence in How the Education Dept. Counts Them]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148997/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Default-Rates-Drop-So-Does/148997/ An eleventh-hour shift in how the rates were calculated appears to have undermined what little credibility they had with college officials and policy wonks.

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT