The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Mon, 25 May 2015 11:33:48 EDT <![CDATA[2 Rivals in College-Application Industry Chart New Courses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230341/ http://chronicle.com/article/2-Rivals-in/230341/ The Common Application is redefining its mission. CollegeNet Inc. is planning for a new shared application that selective colleges will use.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 04:57:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Professors Face Long Odds in Court Battles Over Speech Rights]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230311/ http://chronicle.com/article/Professors-Face-Long-Odds-in/230311/ An analysis of more than 200 court decisions involving faculty members’ First Amendment lawsuits says colleges usually win.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 04:56:04 EDT
<![CDATA[‘We Need to Take a Look at the Data’: How 2 Persistent Grad Students Upended a Blockbuster Study]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230313/ http://chronicle.com/article/We-Need-to-Take-a-Look-at/230313/ David Broockman said he supported a study with key findings on people’s opinions of same-sex marriage. But it unraveled when he and a colleague tried to replicate it.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 04:55:45 EDT
<![CDATA[New Graduates Test the Promise of Competency-Based Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230315/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Graduates-Test-the-Promise/230315/ A program at Texas A&M at Commerce offers degrees that are flexible and low-cost. Will they lead to jobs?

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Thu, 21 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[‘End of the World’? Knight Commission Hears 3 Visions for Stabilizing College Sports]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230267/ http://chronicle.com/article/End-of-the-World-Knight/230267/ The group convened a panel of experts to discuss how some of the looming challenges for intercollegiate athletics could be resolved.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 04:56:27 EDT
<![CDATA[A Positive Stereotype Both Helps and Harms Asian-American Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230265/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Positive-Stereotype-Both/230265/ As Asian-Americans debate affirmative action, a scholar says a reputation for diligence secures some favorable treatment in high school while obscuring others' struggles.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 04:55:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Education Dept. Readies Debt-Forgiveness Plan for Ex-Corinthian Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230269/ http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Readies/230269/ Consumer groups push for blanket relief, but the agency, wary of setting a potentially costly precedent, leans toward an individualized process.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As They Slice NSF’s Budget, House Republicans Seek to Expose Research Misconduct]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230271/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-They-Slice-NSF-s-Budget/230271/ Also part of a bill facing a floor vote: the future of a program that directs grant money to states whose researchers cannot win it on their own.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tensions Persist as UVa Board Prepares to Extend President’s Contract]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230247/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tensions-Persist-as-UVa-Board/230247/ Teresa Sullivan battles continuing crises and perceptions of a vague agenda.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Scrutiny Intensifies, For-Profit Colleges Face Threats on Several Fronts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230215/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Scrutiny-Intensifies/230215/ The institutions now count President Obama, the Department of Education, congressmen, state attorneys general, and several government agencies among their critics.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Challenge of the First-Generation Student]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230137/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Challenge-of-the/230137/ Colleges amp up efforts to retain them, but hurdles remain.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[At Illinois College, a Fellowship Helps Students Succeed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230151/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Illinois-College-a/230151/ The program begins with a summer session for incoming freshmen and continues with special classes and social opportunities.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Singing the First-Generation Blues]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230143/ http://chronicle.com/article/Singing-the-First-Generation/230143/ For some students, college is a portal from one social class to another, and the transition can be rough.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Campus Child Care Is Disappearing]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230135/ http://chronicle.com/article/Campus-Child-Care-Is/230135/ At community colleges, 30 percent of students are parents, and the availability of care can make or break their educational dreams.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[The Double Life of a Blue-Collar Scholar]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230145/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Double-Life-of-a/230145/ The professor with all the degrees used to be a girl with gritty nails who worked at the factory.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[At Hamilton College, Top Administrators Were Themselves First-Generation Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230131/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Hamilton-College-Top/230131/ Hamilton College gives special consideration to students who break family barriers by pursuing a higher education.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Student Mentors Keep High-Schoolers Engaged Through College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230129/ http://chronicle.com/article/Student-Mentors-Keep/230129/ Near the border with Mexico, a program helps first-generation students pursue careers in the sciences.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Let’s Help First-Generation Students Succeed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230125/ http://chronicle.com/article/Let-s-Help-First-Generation/230125/ Too often, colleges take their tuition money, then leave them floundering.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Elite Institutions Need to Welcome Students From Community Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230127/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Elite-Institutions-Need-to/230127/ A first-generation college student, now in graduate school at Yale, transferred from a community college in California to Amherst.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[7 Ways to Attract Diverse Students to Study Abroad]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230149/ http://chronicle.com/article/7-Ways-to-Attract-Diverse/230149/ Such programs could be more sensitive to low-income and other students who haven't traveled much.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Mentors Matter]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230147/ http://chronicle.com/article/Mentors-Matter/230147/ The ability to overcome challenges is often framed as individual achievement when it’s anything but.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Program Helps Students Navigate the Unfamiliar Terrain of College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230133/ http://chronicle.com/article/Program-Helps-Students/230133/ Saint Mary’s College of California helps out when family issues, racial taunting, and other challenges threaten to derail an education.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: At Sweet Briar, a Bittersweet Commencement]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230183/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-At-Sweet-Briar-a/230183/ Sadness tinges the joy of graduating seniors at what is likely to be the last graduation day at the Virginia women's college. 

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Sun, 17 May 2015 11:02:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Diversity in Academe: First-Generation Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230237/ http://chronicle.com/article/Diversity-in-Academe-/230237/ Sun, 17 May 2015 10:27:00 EDT <![CDATA[Chronicle Videos]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150447/ http://chronicle.com/article/Chronicle-Videos/150447/ Short films and interviews focused on higher education.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Company Behind Online 2-Year College Sues the Accreditor That Shut It Down]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230191/ http://chronicle.com/article/Company-Behind-Online-2-Year/230191/ Ivy Bridge Education accuses the Higher Learning Commission of conducting a "witch hunt" against nontraditional education providers.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 04:56:00 EDT