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Chronicle of Higher Education: Knight Foundation Commits Nearly $50 Million to Study Impact of Technology on Democracy

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 15:54
Indiana, New York, and Yale Universities are among the 11 higher-ed and research institutions that will receive funds to explore “the most profound change to how we receive information since Gutenbe

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Chronicle of Higher Education: LSU Just Unveiled a $28-Million Football Facility. The Flood-Damaged Library Is Still ‘Decrepit.’

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 15:46
Critics say the renovated football building in Baton Rouge, La., reflects a broader problem of misplaced university priorities.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Morehouse Is Criticized — Again — for Its Handling of Sexual Misconduct

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 14:11
Two students at Morehouse College said last week that a staff member had sexually harassed and assaulted them.

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Chronicle of Higher Education: University of Alaska Regents Vote to Declare Financial Exigency

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 12:08
They call it sad but say they needed to take the step given the state’s budget crisis.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Alaska Regents Will Vote Monday on Declaration of a Financial Emergency

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 07:56
The university system's president said the regents accelerated their timeline for the vote in light of a recent downgrade of the university's credit rating.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Letter From the Editor

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:03
The Chronicle plans to team up with colleges on events about project-based learning, as well as on the role of higher education in enhancing social mobility and other topics.

Chronicle of Higher Education: University of South Carolina Trustees Vote for Governor’s Pick for President

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:32
The election of Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr. angered students, faculty members, and some board members, who believe the trustees who supported Caslen did so in response to pressure from Gov.

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Chronicle of Higher Education: ‘Dire Financial Straits’: A Portrait of a Desperate University That Made All the Wrong Bets

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:19
An accreditor says Cincinnati Christian’s president has put the interests of a bank ahead of those of the deeply indebted institution.

Chronicle of Higher Education: At Least 62 Colleges Were Exploited by a Software Vulnerability. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 15:15
Older versions of a software program called Banner, operated by Ellucian, had a vulnerability that allowed hackers to infiltrate colleges’ private records.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Why Did East Carolina Allow Trump to Speak? The University Probably Didn’t Have a Choice

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:38
Other politicians have appeared at the North Carolina institution in the past. Under the First Amendment, a free-speech expert says, it couldn’t say no to the president.

Chronicle of Higher Education: As the Cost of a 4-Year Degree Soars, Community Colleges Reap More Big Gifts

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 11:26
Big donations to two-year colleges rose from $2.5 million in 2009 to $54 million last year, according to a Chronicle of Philanthropy analysis. Even the metal band Metallica is chipping in.

Chronicle of Higher Education: How to Make Authentic Research Experiences Widely Available

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 01:00
A biology department designed a course-based program to serve many students at a low cost. Now, it’s sharing its work with other colleges.

Chronicle of Higher Education: A Textbook Giant Is Going ‘Digital First.’ That Might Not Be Good for Affordability.

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:12
The digital-first strategy hopes to create more reliable revenue streams and standardize textbook editions.

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Chronicle of Higher Education: ‘Better, Not Bigger’: As Private Colleges Hunger for Students, One University Slims Down

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:57
George Washington University announced last week it would slash its undergraduate enrollment by 20 percent over five years.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Defense Bill Focuses on Academic Espionage

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:40
A defense-policy bill targets espionage on American campuses; Chinese applications to British universities are increasing; and more.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Campus Energy Systems Face a ‘Dramatically Different’ Future

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:08
Materials science, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and sensor capabilities are converging — for the better.

Chronicle of Higher Education: How One College Went ‘All In’ in Its Neighborhood

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:30
After years of sharing a corner with a rundown elementary and middle school in Portland, Ore., Concordia University helped open a gleaming new facility, complete with a health clinic and food club, to

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Chronicle of Higher Education: Transitions: Rosalind Franklin U. Appoints President, Simmons U. Names New Enrollment Chief

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 07:58
Rosalind Franklin's new chief, Wendy Rheault, is the first woman to hold the top post. She has served as interim leader since January.

Chronicle of Higher Education: This Map Paints a Grim Picture of America’s Economic Divides. Colleges Shouldn’t Run From Them.

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 01:04
The regions of the country that are most likely to face economic challenges in the next decade also happen to be full of educational organizations that may need a new agenda.