The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:01:41 EDT <![CDATA[Rogue Trustee in Texas Stirs Debate on His Role]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146063/ http://chronicle.com/article/Rogue-Trustee-in-Texas-Stirs/146063/ Wallace Hall may face impeachment for what some call a vendetta against the president of the University of Texas at Austin.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:55:31 EDT
<![CDATA[AAUP Officers Win Elections That Focused on Their Union Emphasis]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146057/ http://chronicle.com/article/AAUP-Officers-Win-Elections/146057/ In the latest in a series of skirmishes over the association’s direction, the incumbents prevailed in all four races for its top offices.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:55:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Education Department Proposes Easing Eligibility Criteria for PLUS Loans]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146069/ http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Department-Proposes/146069/ Changes would soften punitive underwriting standards put into place three years ago to deal with delinquent debts.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[U. of Colorado Violated Faculty Rights in Philosophy Dept. Scandal, AAUP Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146071/ http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Colorado-Violated/146071/ Academic freedom and faculty self-governance were among the casualties when the Boulder campus responded to allegations of sexual harassment in the department, a new report charges.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:55:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Apprenticeship Programs Draw National Spotlight but Not Women]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146061/ http://chronicle.com/article/Apprenticeship-Programs-Draw/146061/ The president and vice president announced $100-million in support for the programs, which attract few women because they focus on male-dominated fields.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:55:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NCAA’s New Enforcement Chief Sees Colleges as Customers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146001/ http://chronicle.com/article/NCAA-s-New-Enforcement-Chief/146001/ Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:57:45 EDT <![CDATA[U.S. Graduate Schools Wonder if India Is Their New Engine of Enrollment Growth]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145997/ http://chronicle.com/article/US-Graduate-Schools-Wonder/145997/ For the second year in a row, applications to American graduate programs skyrocketed from India, by 32 percent, while those from China fell, by 1 percent.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:55:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Obama and Biden Promote $550-Million in New Job-Training Funds]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145975/ http://chronicle.com/article/ObamaBiden-Promote/145975/ Community colleges will be able to compete for the grant money, to help prepare workers for in-demand positions.

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:19:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Universities Worry that Global Programs Only Benefit Wealthy Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145959/ http://chronicle.com/article/Universities-Worry-that-Global/145959/ Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:47:00 EDT <![CDATA[Paying for College: Experts Gather in Search of New Models]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145929/ http://chronicle.com/article/Paying-for-College-Experts/145929/ Scholars at a Lumina Foundation summit discussed ideas for making college more affordable and raising completion rates.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:59:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Whose Views Are Too Extreme for the Classroom?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145927/ http://chronicle.com/article/Whose-Views-Are-Too-Extreme/145927/ The question arises amid reports that the white supremacist accused of killing three people in Kansas on Sunday spoke to a class at Missouri State University two years ago.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:58:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Academic Values Often Give Way as Universities Expand Overseas Programs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145921/ http://chronicle.com/article/Academic-Values-Often-Give-Way/145921/ Higher education in the United States and other open societies needs to do more to support threatened scholars around the world, participants at a conference said.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[NCAA Looks to Redefine Its Policy on Academic Fraud]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145931/ http://chronicle.com/article/NCAA-Looks-to-Redefine-Its/145931/ The association’s current rules do not define academic misconduct, but high-profile cases have spurred discussion of whether it will get more involved.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:56:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Volume 60, Issue 31: April 18, 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145907/ http://chronicle.com/article/Volume-60-Issue-31-April-18/145907/ Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:25:00 EDT <![CDATA[Pitzer College to Take Fossil-Fuel Divestment a Few Steps Further]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145905/ http://chronicle.com/article/Pitzer-College-to-Take/145905/ Trustees voted to sell the endowment’s fossil-fuel investments this year and to trim 25 percent from the college’s carbon footprint by 2016.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:59:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Sen. Warren Proposes Allowing Student-Loan Borrowers to Refinance Debt]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145903/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sen-Warren-Proposes-Allowing/145903/ The Massachusetts Democrat plans legislation that would let borrowers who took out loans before last July refinance at the lower rates available on new loans.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:56:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Educators Point to a ‘Crisis of Mediocre Teaching’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145901/ http://chronicle.com/article/Educators-Point-to-a-Crisis/145901/ Institutions should better prepare graduate students to teach and pay more attention to learning outcomes, speakers at a conference said.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:56:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Scholar Who Walked Through Southern Africa to Collect Tales Retires]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145867/ http://chronicle.com/article/Scholar-Who-Walked-Through/145867/ Harold Scheub engaged thousands of students at the University of Wisconsin at Madison with stories he had collected in African villages.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[U. of San Francisco and Community College of Philadelphia Appoint Presidents]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145881/ http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-San-Francisco-and/145881/ The Rev. Paul J. Fitzgerald, a senior vice president at Fairfield University, will take the helm at San Francisco. Read about that and other job-related news.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Provost's Advice as He Retires: Never Lose Touch With Teaching]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145889/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Provosts-Advice-as-He/145889/ Peter Stearns plans to retire after more than 14 years as provost of George Mason University. But he won’t give up the classroom.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Power in Numbers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145863/ http://chronicle.com/article/Power-in-Numbers/145863/ Labor organizers for adjuncts turn to citywide campaigns as their best hope.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges See Big Savings in Centralized Buying]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145879/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-See-Big-Savings-in/145879/ Institutions are hiring new managers whose specialty is buying in bulk. Their challenge? Departments accustomed to autonomy.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[4 Decades After Its Founding, Men’s Studies Struggles to Define Itself]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145873/ http://chronicle.com/article/4-Decades-After-Its-Founding/145873/ The researchers are highly interdisciplinary: anthropologists, psychologists, sociologists, medievalists, even therapists. Some see that as a strength, others as incoherence.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Indiana U. Puts IT and Safety Under One Umbrella]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145869/ http://chronicle.com/article/Indiana-U-Puts-ITSafety/145869/ As police departments and other security functions depend more and more on digital technologies, bringing them together just made sense, officials say.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sticking With a High-Tuition, High-Aid Model, College of Wooster Makes the Case to Its Board]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145875/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sticking-With-a-High-Tuition/145875/ The controversial pricing model is the financially soundest way to proceed, say the two College of Wooster officials responsible for maintaining it.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Tenn., a New College of Sciences Attracts a Founding Dean]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145887/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Tenn-a-New-College-of/145887/ Thomas Spence will lead the new College of Sciences and Mathematics at Belmont University, a fast-growing Christian institution.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT