The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:12:53 EDT <![CDATA[NSF’s Board Fights Back Against Threat of Tighter Legislative Control]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146181/ http://chronicle.com/article/NSF-s-Board-Fights-Back/146181/ In a rare public response to a piece of pending legislation, the board criticized a bill in the House of Representatives that would sharply limit its budget authority.

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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:16:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges Share Strategies That Help Disadvantaged Students Succeed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146173/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Share-Strategies-That/146173/ At a conference, members of the Yes We Must Coalition highlight how they’re working to raise graduation rates and make college affordable.

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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:57:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Panel Is Split on Distance-Education Rule]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146171/ http://chronicle.com/article/Panel-Is-Split-on/146171/ The draft rule would compel more state scrutiny of online programs. Negotiators who discussed it on Wednesday were far from reaching consensus.

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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:56:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Bid at Northwestern U. Prompts Discussion of New Benefits for Athletes]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146167/ http://chronicle.com/article/Union-Bid-at-Northwestern-U/146167/ Colleges are considering increased scholarship assistance and more health and safety protections, but some players are agitating for more.

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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:56:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Lawmakers Call on Education Dept. to Toughen Rules on College Debit Cards]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146169/ http://chronicle.com/article/Lawmakers-Call-on-Education/146169/ Twenty-three Democrats in Congress say the department should make the cards "provide the best deal to students, not the biggest financial reward for the institution."

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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:55:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare’s Dictionary? Skepticism Abounds.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146165/ http://chronicle.com/article/Shakespeare-s-Dictionary-/146165/ Many scholars doubt two booksellers’ claim that their copy of a 1580 volume has annotations in the Bard’s own hand.

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:27:22 EDT
<![CDATA[British Universities Fail To Take Advantage of Social Media, Says Report]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146157/ http://chronicle.com/article/British-Universities-Fail-To/146157/ Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:06:00 EDT <![CDATA[Colleges Ask Court for Deference on Unpaid Internships]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146147/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Ask-Court-for/146147/ Higher-education groups are weighing in on two cases before a federal appeals court that could limit colleges' ability to integrate unpaid internships with companies into their curricula.

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:57:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Supreme Court Upholds Bans on Racial Preferences in College Admissions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146145/ http://chronicle.com/article/Supreme-Court-Upholds-Bans-on/146145/ Voter-approved prohibitions on race-conscious admissions pass constitutional muster, the court said.

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:49:19 EDT
<![CDATA[College Attainment Rises, but Lumina’s 60% Goal Is Now Harder to Reach]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146133/ http://chronicle.com/article/College-Attainment-Rises-but/146133/ The increase in Americans with college degrees is good news, a report says, though the nation remains behind in efforts to achieve the foundation’s 2025 target.

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:58:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Agency Questions ‘Auto Default’ Practices of Some Private Lenders]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146137/ http://chronicle.com/article/Agency-Questions-Auto/146137/ When a student-loan borrower’s co-signer dies, some lenders demand immediate payment in full, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says. It suggests other options.

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:57:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Top Colleges Pay Fund Raisers Top Dollar]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146119/ http://chronicle.com/article/Top-Colleges-Pay-Fund-Raisers/146119/ Explore a table listing 132 top-paid fund raisers at colleges and universities, including more than a dozen whose compensation exceeded $500,000.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Volume 60, Issue 32: April 25, 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146125/ http://chronicle.com/article/Volume-60-Issue-32-April-25/146125/ Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:34:00 EDT <![CDATA[State and Local Money for Higher Education Increased Slightly in 2013]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146123/ http://chronicle.com/article/StateLocal-Money-for/146123/ A report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers contains a glimmer of good news for public colleges, as well as a reminder of how much has changed since 2008.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:55:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Tobacco-Divestment Plan Raises Questions Over Morals and Money]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146083/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tobacco-Divestment-Plan-Raises/146083/ Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT <![CDATA[New Survey Documents Pay of Hourly Workers on Campuses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146085/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Survey-Documents-Pay-of/146085/ It provides rare salary data on some positions, like research and lab assistants, that exist only on college campuses.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[St. John’s U. Selects New President; U. of Nebraska Appoints Dean of Dentistry]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146095/ http://chronicle.com/article/St-John-s-U-Selects-New/146095/ Conrado M. Gempesaw, Miami University’s provost, will lead St. John’s, in New York. Read about that and other job-related news,

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Pitzer College Charts a Different Course on Fossil-Fuel Divestment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146091/ http://chronicle.com/article/Pitzer-College-Charts-a/146091/ The college's trustees said its $124-million endowment would be ­
99 percent free of fossil-fuel investments by the end of this year.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Past Attorney General to Lead Law School]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146097/ http://chronicle.com/article/Past-Attorney-General-to-Lead/146097/ Alberto R. Gonzales, whose service in the Bush administration was dogged by controversy, will lead Belmont University’s College of Law.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146081/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Researchers-Turn-to-Google/146081/ Librarians want to make their content searchable, but they’re wary of commercial software that may skew the results.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Melissa Harris-Perry, Scholar and TV Host, Joins Her Alma Mater]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146087/ http://chronicle.com/article/Melissa-Harris-Perry-Scholar/146087/ When the MSNBC talk-show host returns to Wake Forest University, she will bring along her center to study gender, race, and politics.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Health Care, Lessons for Obama on Rating Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146089/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Health-Care-Lessons-for/146089/ Academic researchers who have studied the federal government’s comparisons of medical facilities say the administration should be mindful of pitfalls.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Human Variable in Teaching]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146093/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Human-Variable-in-Teaching/146093/ A professor took a scientific interest in teaching and, in his work with one student in particular, found humanity in the profession.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges Back Away From Using Tests to Assess Student Learning]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146073/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Back-Away-From-Using/146073/ Measures of accountability are taking other forms, while standardized tests are put to internal uses.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Multimedia Assignments: 
Not Just for Film Majors Anymore]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145939/ http://chronicle.com/article/Multimedia-Assignments-Not/145939/ Your students are already connoisseurs of digital image and sound. Why shouldn’t their scholarly work reflect that?

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[For Professors, Online Presence Brings Promise (and Peril)]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145961/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-Professors-Online/145961/ Some say scholarship online should count toward tenure. Others have had threats because of their posts.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:01 EDT