The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:12:47 EDT <![CDATA[NIH Allocates $31-Million to Tackle Racial Gaps in Training]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149597/ http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Allocates-31-Million-to/149597/ A dozen university groups will now be asked to develop and test strategies for improving the diversity of the nation’s medical work force.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:51:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Key Players in Academic Fraud at U. of North Carolina]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149583/ http://chronicle.com/article/Key-Players-in-Academic-Fraud/149583/ One revelation in Wednesday's report is that far more people were involved in the fraud than was previously known. Here's a breakdown.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Coming Soon for PLUS Loans: More Eligible Borrowers, New Data on Defaults]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149593/ http://chronicle.com/article/Coming-Soon-for-PLUS-Loans-/149593/ The Education Department has issued a final rule that will make it easier for borrowers with past credit problems to qualify for the loans.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:16:16 EDT
<![CDATA[University Engagement Networks Go Global]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149581/ http://chronicle.com/article/University-Engagement-Networks/149581/ National and regional groups of universities that promote community engagement have been increasing around the world.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:20:00 EDT
<![CDATA[For Colleges, Student-Privacy Law Can Be an Obligation and a Shield]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149553/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-Colleges-Student-Privacy/149553/ When its quarterback was accused of sexual assault, the University of Florida erred on the side of disclosure. Colleges typically do the opposite.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:55:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Brain-Training Companies Get Advice From Some Academics, Criticism From Others]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149555/ http://chronicle.com/article/Brain-Training-Companies-Get/149555/ Prominent researchers have raised ethical concerns about university scientists' work for the companies. But some of those scientists reject the criticism as too broad.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:55:17 EDT
<![CDATA[What Really Happens at Community Colleges? A Tool Taps Data for Answers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149551/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Really-Happens-at/149551/ The Completion Arch aims to track students from enrollment in college to entering the work force.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Many Athletes Receive Little Education on Concussion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149545/ http://chronicle.com/article/Many-Athletes-Receive-Little/149545/ Nearly one-quarter of respondents to a survey of NCAA colleges said their institutions did not properly teach players about the risk of head injuries.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:01:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Universities Curtail Health Experts' Efforts to Work on Ebola in West Africa]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149543/ http://chronicle.com/article/Universities-Curtail-Health/149543/ Tough new restrictions on travel to countries stricken by the virus worry some infectious-disease workers, on campuses and off.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:55:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Seeking Hip Worker Environs, Universities Remake Research Parks]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149541/ http://chronicle.com/article/Seeking-Hip-Worker-Environs/149541/ To attract new talent and sustain growth, traditional parks are planning ambitious overhauls.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:54:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Public-College Leaders Rail Against Education Dept.’s ‘Regulatory Culture’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149535/ http://chronicle.com/article/Public-College-Leaders-Rail/149535/ The under secretary of education gets an earful from a crowd at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ annual meeting.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:32:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Volume 61, Issue 8: October 24, 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149527/ http://chronicle.com/article/Volume-61-Issue-8-October/149527/ Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:41:00 EDT <![CDATA[In Rules on Campus Sexual Violence, Education Dept. Emphasizes Training]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149521/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Rules-on-Campus-Sexual/149521/ The new regulations for colleges represent "the most significant change in campus-sexual-assault policy in 20 years," says one expert.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:55:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Benchmark Survey Finds a Continued Rise in Giving to Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149519/ http://chronicle.com/article/Benchmark-Survey-Finds-a/149519/ The stock market’s recent volatility notwithstanding, the country’s improved financial outlook in 2013 contributed to a surge in donations to higher education.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Test Case for Sexual Harassment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149493/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Test-Case-for-Sexual-/149493/ Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT <![CDATA[What You Need to Know About the Past Seven Days]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149501/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/149501/ Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT <![CDATA[Transitions: U. of Florida Taps Cornell’s Provost as President; Sacred Heart U. Names New Dean]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149499/ http://chronicle.com/article/Transitions-U-of-Florida/149499/ W. Kent Fuchs will take the helm at the University of Florida, while Robin L. Cautin will lead the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Troubled St. Louis Area, Economist Helps Revive Sociology Dept.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149505/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Troubled-St-Louis-Area/149505/ Steven Fazzari will oversee the return of a department that vanished at Washington University in St. Louis nearly a quarter-century ago.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Test Case for Sexual Harassment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149509/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Test-Case-for-Sexual-/149509/ The University of Colorado’s philosophy department wanted to be an example of how to make the field more civil toward women. Instead, some say, it's become a scapegoat.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Midwest Revealed: Not Always So Sunny]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149497/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Midwest-Revealed-Not/149497/ Paul Mokrzycki, a doctoral student at the University of Iowa, joined forces with other scholars to create the "Middle West Review."

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[After 3 Decades Away, Scholar of Islamic Finance Returns to Egypt as a Provost]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149503/ http://chronicle.com/article/After-3-Decades-Away-Scholar/149503/ Mahmoud El-Gamal, an economist, has taken a leave from Rice University to be chief academic officer of the American University in Cairo.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Publishers Win Reversal of Court Ruling That Favored ‘E-Reserves’ at Georgia State U.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149523/ http://chronicle.com/article/Publishers-Win-Reversal-of/149523/ An appeals court said an earlier decision had misapplied fair-use standards in finding that the university did not violate copyright law.

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:52:51 EDT
<![CDATA[As Ebola Fears Touch Campuses, Officials Respond With an ‘Excess of Caution’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149491/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Ebola-Fears-Touch-Campuses/149491/ Colleges want to keep their students and employees safe. They also want to avoid causing unnecessary alarm.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:56:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Hammer, Nails, and Software Bring Thoreau Alive]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149469/ http://chronicle.com/article/Hammer-NailsSoftware/149469/ Students at SUNY-Geneseo are not just reading Walden. They're building a version of the author’s cabin in the woods, using 19th-century tools.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Here Are 88 Weird College-Owned Trademarks, Arranged as a Poem]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149415/ http://chronicle.com/article/Here-Are-88-Weird/149415/ Some of them are standard. Others, not so much.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Colleges Don't Want to Be Judged by Their Graduation Rates]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149435/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Colleges-Dont-Want-to-Be/149435/ The government's calculation of the rates ignores millions of potential graduates, a worrisome prospect as a controversial college-rating system is about to be unveiled.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT