The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:58:17 EDT <![CDATA[What Happened After One College Tried to Make Greek Life Go Coed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232061/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Happened-After-One/232061/ Three years ago, Connecticut’s Trinity College told its fraternities and sororities to phase out gender exclusivity by 2016. So far, little has changed.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:59:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Pell Grants for Prisoners? A Limited Program Sparks Hope for Broader Change]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232063/ http://chronicle.com/article/Pell-Grants-for-Prisoners-A/232063/ The Obama administration gives programs that work with student inmates hope for growth — and solid funding.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:55:57 EDT
<![CDATA[3 Things to Know About Higher Education in Prisons]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232057/ http://chronicle.com/article/3-Things-to-Know-About-Higher/232057/ There’s still much to learn, both about how widespread access to education is and about how effective it is in preventing recidivism.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:55:27 EDT
<![CDATA[In Sign of the Times for Teaching, More Colleges Set Up Video-Recording Studios]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232051/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Sign-of-the-Times-for/232051/ Facilities once reserved for film courses or student journalists are now being built to support experiments in online and hybrid teaching across the curriculum.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:55:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shooting Tests Ties Between a University and Its City]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232009/ http://chronicle.com/article/Shooting-Tests-Ties-Between-a/232009/ The crisis in Cincinnati highlights the tensions of being an ambitious institution in an economically depressed area.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:57:33 EDT
<![CDATA[3 Themes From a Senate Hearing on Campus Sexual Assault]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232005/ http://chronicle.com/article/3-Themes-From-a-Senate-Hearing/232005/ Lawmakers focused on a bill's proposals regarding confidential advisers for victims, campus agreements with the police, and due-process rights for accused students.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:55:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Even Though Colleges Love to Hate Blackboard, It Might Sell for $3 Billion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232007/ http://chronicle.com/article/Even-Though-Colleges-Love-to/232007/ The company is facing tougher competition, but it still could command a rich price because of a major retooling of its products and strong investor interest.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:55:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Librarians Leap to the Aid of Researchers Whose Funding Will Soon Depend on Open Access]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231997/ http://chronicle.com/article/Librarians-Leap-to-the-Aid-of/231997/ Federal agencies are putting new rules into effect this fall, with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:55:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fears of Commitment Dash Boston’s Dream of a Campus-Based Olympics]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231965/ http://chronicle.com/article/Fears-of-Commitment-Dash/231965/ Many university leaders saw the city's Olympic bid as a potential fund-raising boon. But few felt comfortable showing public support for the effort.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:59:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Cincinnati Shooting Tests the University’s Twitter-Savvy Chief]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231961/ http://chronicle.com/article/Cincinnati-Shooting-Tests-the/231961/ Few college leaders are as active on social media as Santa Ono, who has stepped carefully online since a campus police officer killed an unarmed man.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:55:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Cornell Tech Wants to Import Israeli-Style Entrepreneurship]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231963/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Cornell-Tech-Wants-to/231963/ The new applied-science campus in Manhattan hopes to channel the bold start-up ethos of its partner, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Drexel U. Tamed Its Application Monster]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231935/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Drexel-U-Tamed-Its/231935/ For years, the university filled its seats by drawing more and more applicants. But with yield rates plummeting, it abandoned the model as unsustainable.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:55:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Remedial Educators Warn of Misconceptions Fueling a Reform Movement]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231937/ http://chronicle.com/article/Remedial-Educators-Warn-of/231937/ Experts in developmental education want to dispel assertions that they think could hurt students. Here’s a guide to what they say are five such myths.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:55:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: How One President Manages Change and Gets People on Board]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231931/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-How-One-President/231931/ Seton Hall University’s A. Gabriel Esteban talks about how he furthers new strategies while seeking to shift the institution's direction.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How the U. of Puerto Rico Plans to Ride Out a Fiscal Storm]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231903/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-the-U-of-Puerto-Rico/231903/ The president of the island’s public-university system sees hope in the promotion of entrepreneurship and in a possible reorganization.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 04:55:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Campus Police Patrolling Off the Campus? Sure, but the Rules Vary]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231907/ http://chronicle.com/article/Campus-Police-Patrolling-Off/231907/ Officers on most forces can go beyond their campuses. But what they do, and how they work with local counterparts, depends on the jurisdiction.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[TV’s Next Big Star: a Female MacGyver]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231875/ http://chronicle.com/article/TV-s-Next-Big-Star-a-Female/231875/ The University of Southern California collaborates with Hollywood on a competition for a series featuring a credible character who is both an engineer and a woman.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Grant Dispute Throws an Unwritten Rule of Academic Poaching Out the Window]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231857/ http://chronicle.com/article/Grant-Dispute-Throws-an/231857/ When Paul S. Aisen left one California university for another, he planned to take a $55-million grant along with him. Not so fast, said his old employer.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:55:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Boom in Academic Poaching Is Fueled by Visions of Economic Development]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231859/ http://chronicle.com/article/Boom-in-Academic-Poaching-Is/231859/ Many top researchers have been lured to institutions in Texas. What are the implications of an arms race for talent?

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:55:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: 'Day for Trans Justice' Prepares Student Leaders to Push for Change]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231765/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-Day-for-Trans-Justice/231765/ At Camp Pride, LGBTQ students, allies, and advisers focus on ways to improve campus life for transgender students.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nobel Laureate Steps Down From Nalanda After Government Run-In]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231851/ http://chronicle.com/article/Nobel-Laureate-Steps-Down-From/231851/ As Nobel laureate Amartya Sen stepped down this month as chancellor of the new Nalanda University, which is being revived on the site of the ancient institution in Bihar state, he slammed the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “extraordinarily large” interference and accusing the government of jeopardising academic autonomy.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When a State Decides That ‘Yes Means Yes,’ What Does That Mean for Colleges?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231805/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-a-State-Decides-That/231805/ As New York institutions weigh a new "affirmative consent" law, it’s worth looking at how California’s similar one has shaped responses to sexual assault.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 04:55:53 EDT
<![CDATA[The Search for Vanderbilt’s Elusive Red-Tape Study]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231807/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Search-for-Vanderbilt-s/231807/ The university says it spent $150 million complying with federal regulations, but it has disclosed only scant details about the underpinnings of its analysis.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[7 Myths About Campus Diversity]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231797/ http://chronicle.com/article/7-Myths-About-Campus-Diversity/231797/ One expert offers suggestions for admissions officials who wonder how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule in a key affirmative-action case.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:44:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges Seek Diversity, but ‘Admissions Calculus’ Hasn’t Changed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231769/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Seek-Diversity-but/231769/ Since a Supreme Court ruling in 2013, selective institutions have embraced a range of other strategies, says a new report.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 04:55:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Debt Protesters Disrupt Student-Aid Group’s Parade]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231771/ http://chronicle.com/article/Debt-Protesters-Disrupt/231771/ Financial-aid officers at a New Orleans conference have a mixed response to noisy demands for free college.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT