The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:55:54 EDT <![CDATA[A Controversial Search Ends With a Controversial Chief for the U. of Iowa]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232861/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Controversial-Search-Ends/232861/ Faculty members raised fears about J. Bruce Harreld’s lack of college-leadership experience.

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Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:56:06 EDT
<![CDATA[How the U. of Missouri Became a Hotbed for Graduate-Student Activism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232859/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-the-U-of-Missouri-Became/232859/ A growing protest movement on the Columbia campus shows how quickly and easily tensions can flare up over their issues.

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Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:55:26 EDT
<![CDATA[U.S. Has Forgiven Loans of More Than 3,000 Ex-Corinthian Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232855/ http://chronicle.com/article/US-Has-Forgiven-Loans-of/232855/ According to a new report, thousands more are in line for relief. The Education Department has hired more lawyers to deal with an influx of fraud claims.

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:35:36 EDT
<![CDATA[What ‘Yes Means Yes’ Means for Colleges’ Sex-Assault Investigations]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232839/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Yes-Means-Yes-Means/232839/ Affirmative-consent rules set clear standards for what’s required of students. They’re also changing how colleges adjudicate alleged assaults.

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 04:56:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooper Union’s Leadership Crisis, in 5 Damning Allegations]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232837/ http://chronicle.com/article/Cooper-Union-s-Leadership/232837/ A court filing by New York’s attorney general paints a deeply unflattering — if disputed — portrait of the institution’s leaders.

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 04:55:54 EDT
<![CDATA['Ask Me': What LGBTQ Students Want Their Professors to Know]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232797/ http://chronicle.com/article/Ask-Me-What-LGBTQ-Students/232797/ Transgender and gender-nonbinary students share what keeps them from feeling safe and thriving on campus.

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Federal Plan to Modernize Medical Trials’ Rules Would Be Boon to Universities]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232835/ http://chronicle.com/article/Federal-Plan-to-Modernize/232835/ A 519-page set of regulations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would relax the approvals process for research that involves human subjects but puts them at little or no risk.

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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:44:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Currency Slides Spark Fears For International Enrollments]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232831/ http://chronicle.com/article/Currency-Slides-Spark-Fears/232831/ Sharply depreciating currencies in Asia and other emerging markets could have a knock-on effect on overseas-student recruitment by universities in the United States and Britain.

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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:16:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Where Scott Walker Got His Utilitarian View of Higher Education — and Why It Matters]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232803/ http://chronicle.com/article/Where-Scott-Walker-Got-His/232803/ The Wisconsin governor has taken an aggressive stance on the role of college. It’s one that has left professors troubled.

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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:56:06 EDT
<![CDATA[How One State Reduced In-State Tuition for Undergrads]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232795/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-State-Reduced-In-State/232795/ A number of factors influenced Washington State’s recent decision to cut in-state tuition by as much as 20 percent over two years at some public-college campuses.

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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[From Corporate Leader to Flagship President? A Finalist at the U. of Iowa Sparks Faculty Worries]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232777/ http://chronicle.com/article/From-Corporate-Leader-to/232777/ J. Bruce Harreld, a career businessman, visited the campus on Tuesday. While openness to nonacademic leaders has grown, it’s still an idea that makes some uneasy.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 04:58:15 EDT
<![CDATA[How One University Keeps Tabs on Students Who Defer Enrollment or Take a Leave]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232775/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-University-Keeps-Tabs/232775/ After the Mormon Church lowered the minimum age requirements for missionaries, Utah State University stepped up its efforts to stay connected.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 04:55:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Is Nuance Overrated?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232771/ http://chronicle.com/article/Is-Nuance-Overrated-/232771/ A scholar took an irreverent stand against a common academic criticism and watched his paper go viral. But there’s a serious point in the paper’s vulgar title.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:52:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: How One University Uses a ‘Mental-Health Kiosk’ to Reach Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232195/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-How-One-University-Uses/232195/ Drexel University has become the first American college to deploy a touch-screen station on its campus to engage students on mental-health issues.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:03:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Report Urges New Accreditor for California’s Community Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232741/ http://chronicle.com/article/Report-Urges-New-Accreditor/232741/ Transparency, collegiality, consistency, and a focus on improvement over compliance are among the concerns identified in the document.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A College Wish List for My Son]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232715/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-College-Wish-List-for-My-Son/232715/ What we want for Max, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, is what all parents want for their collegebound children.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:06:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Departing U. of Mississippi Chancellor to Help Lead Obesity Research, and Other News About People]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232733/ http://chronicle.com/article/Departing-U-of-Mississippi/232733/ Daniel W. Jones, a medical doctor, will oversee program development at the university’s Mississippi Center for Obesity Research.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:06:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Grad Schools Try to Ease ‘Culture Problem’ of Anxiety and Isolation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232713/ http://chronicle.com/article/Grad-Schools-Try-to-Ease/232713/ Earning a doctorate means years of intense study, often with little income and scarce job prospects. Programs are recognizing the likely result: stress and depression.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:06:58 EDT
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232707/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/232707/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:06:58 EDT
<![CDATA[What I'm Reading: ‘In the Light of What We Know’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232729/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Im-Reading-In-the/232729/ From a novel by a Bangladeshi immigrant to Britain, a community-college president gains a deeper understanding of her students’ struggles.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:06:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Faculty on the Front Lines]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232735/ http://chronicle.com/article/Faculty-on-the-Front-Lines/232735/ Professors need more support in responding to students experiencing psychological crises.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:06:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges Are Hard Put to Help Students in Crisis]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232719/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Are-Hard-Put-to-Help/232719/ Budget cuts and a lack of expertise can increase the risk of bad outcomes.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:06:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Colleges Seek Low-Cost Ways to Support Students’ Mental Health]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232717/ http://chronicle.com/article/Community-Colleges-Seek/232717/ The institutions, facing challenges that four-year colleges don’t, but with fewer resources at hand, get creative in their efforts.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:06:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Months After Riots in Baltimore, Some Colleges Feel Repercussions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232709/ http://chronicle.com/article/Months-After-Riots-in/232709/ Some enrollments are down, but many in academe in "Charm City" see it as a laboratory for change.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:06:58 EDT
<![CDATA[An Epidemic of Anguish]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232721/ http://chronicle.com/article/An-Epidemic-of-Anguish/232721/ Colleges are overwhelmed by demand for mental-health care, but they face conflicts in choosing how to respond.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:06:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Volume 62, Issue 1: September 4, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232757/ http://chronicle.com/article/Volume-62-Issue-1-September/232757/ Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:37:00 EDT