The Ticker

3 Key Takeaways From the Supreme Court's Decision on Race-Conscious Admissions

The University of Texas at Austin is not off the hook, even though its holistic process is legal, the majority ruled. But this was not a sweeping affirmation of affirmative action.

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Administration

Supreme Court Deals Blow to Obama’s Immigration Plan — and to Hopes of ‘Dreamers’

A deadlocked vote by the justices preserves a lower court’s ruling against a proposal that would have shielded from deportation many parents and siblings of college students.

Administration

Federal Panel Votes to Shut Down an Accreditor Blamed for Failures of For-Profit Higher Ed

The recommendation to strip the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools of its federal recognition won’t be the final word. But it starts a process that could lead to the agency’s demise.

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Monmouth U. Will Keep Woodrow Wilson’s Name on Campus Building

The New Jersey university said it sought to foster a “comprehensive and balanced understanding” of the former president, including his segregationist views.

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67 Colleges Will Take Part in Education Dept.'s Pell-for-Prisoners Program

The pilot program's rollout comes more than 20 years after Congress prohibited inmates from receiving the grants.

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Grambling State President Resigns After Less Than a Year in Office

The historically black university's Faculty Senate in February voted no confidence in Willie D. Larkin.

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Government

Can a City's Compassion Remedy Educational Inequity?  

Louisville, Ky., wants to be known for sending its kids, all of them, to college. And it has a plan to make that happen.

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Publishing

‘Fem Fog’ Fallout: Scholars Wrestle With Honoring a Colleague Tarnished by a Blog Post  

Well before Allen J. Frantzen’s comments on feminism were widely condemned by fellow medievalists, scholars started compiling a work celebrating his career. Five years later, some are getting cold feet.

Students

South Carolina Calls Proposal to Abolish Pledging a 'Game Changer'

As it tries to confront hazing and a student’s death, the state’s flagship university proposes a new recruitment and initiation process for campus Greek life.

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Controversial 'Sports University' Draws Scrutiny From 2 North Carolina Agencies

A company calling itself Forest Trail Sport University could be stymied in its plans to team up with Waldorf University, a for-profit institution that operates mostly online.

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Technology

How to Prepare Professors Who Thought They’d Never Teach Online  

As distance learning goes mainstream, colleges are rethinking how they train faculty members.

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Technology

Does Reading on Computer Screens Affect Student Learning?  

The evidence is largely anecdotal, and the research is inconclusive, but many professors say reading online clearly hampers students’ ability to take in what they study.

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Students

Fine-Tuning the ‘Nudges’ That Help Students Get to and Through College  

A researcher describes her group’s work to design and test behavioral interventions that colleges can use to help students find and stay on their path to a degree.

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Commentary

The Supreme Court Frees Colleges to Sensibly Pursue Diversity

The Fisher II decision signals, in a time of deep unrest, that race matters.

Commentary

5 Lessons to Take From the Fisher Decision

The Supreme Court has struck a delicate balance between judicial review and the deference due to educational judgments informed by evidence. Colleges can learn from that.

Letters

No Surprise That Tech Companies Think Colleges Should Adapt

College is still the best place to learn how to gain the intellectual strategies to moderate, mitigate, and find the meaning for oneself amid the coming wave of technology designed to make itself indispensable to the user.


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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': I Survived My First Year on the Tenure Track, but I'm Ready to Bail!

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: tips on structuring short online courses.

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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': I Survived My First Year on the Tenure Track, but I'm Ready to Bail!

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: tips on structuring short online courses.