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Chronicle of Higher Education: Endgame: Can Literary Studies Survive?

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 08:34
The field is no longer on the verge of collapse. It’s in the midst of it. Hiring is at an all-time low. Hiring has essentially ceased in entire subfields.

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Chronicle of Higher Education: What I’m Reading: ‘Reclaiming Conversation’

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 16:30
A book enlightens college career advisers on how to help technology-dependent students navigate real conversations as they search for jobs.

Chronicle of Higher Education: In 25 Years, This LGBTQ Campus Leader Has Seen It All

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 16:00
Doug Bauder, who just retired from Indiana University at Bloomington, talks about a changed climate in the campus’s home state. “Stop thinking Mike Pence, and start thinking Pete Buttigieg.”

Chronicle of Higher Education: Meet the New International Student

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 15:30
Budget-conscious, job-focused, and maybe already in your backyard.

Chronicle of Higher Education: New MIT Report Details University’s Deeper Relationship With Jeffrey Epstein

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 19:12
The convicted sex offender visited the campus nine times and gave a total of $850,000, the report says.

Chronicle of Higher Education: The Creativity Challenge

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 14:33
How can colleges help students develop creative skills that will help them now and beyond?

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Chronicle of Higher Education: When Colleges Frown on Kids on Campus — or Even Ban Them

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 19:33
Academics take to social media to insist on the virtues of bringing their children to work.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Tufts Report on Sackler Giving Offers Cautionary Tale for Dealing With Controversial Donors

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 12:00
Seasoned fund raisers who have read the independent report say they are surprised that the university courted the Sacklers even as Purdue Pharma’s legal troubles mounted and it signed an agreement t

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Chronicle of Higher Education: Can a Different Approach to Testing Help Students Remember What They Learn?

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 02:00
An accounting professor, who has long worried about how much students forget after taking an exam, trades midterms for weekly quizzes and additional homework.  

Chronicle of Higher Education: The MLA Started Publishing Job-Searching Advice More Than 50 Years Ago. Here’s How Things Have Changed.

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 16:31
Six points of interest show how the job market, demographics, and norms about work and life have shifted, all worth considering as the association’s annual meeting opens on Thursday.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Transitions: St. Thomas Aquinas College Names New President, Cornell College Selects Chief Academic Officer

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 16:20
Kenneth Daly, an energy executive, will take the helm at St. Thomas Aquinas. Cornell College has named a new vice president for academic affairs.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Student at Center of ‘Napping While Black’ Furor Lashes Out at Yale Officials and ‘Woke Intersectional Feminists’

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 16:14
The woman who complained to the campus police about a black student sleeping in a dormitory common room says in an essay that she was “cybermobbed and defamed” as a result of the episode.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Are Rural Students the Next Priority for Colleges?

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 02:00
Two steps will be key. The first is simple: Make sure the students have access to broadband. The second is much more complicated.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Happy New Year, Higher Ed: You’ve Missed Your Completion Goal

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 11:29
The United States hasn’t come close to achieving President Obama’s target of leading the world in college attainment by 2020.

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Chronicle of Higher Education: A Computer-Science Program Takes a Dramatic Approach to Getting Students to Open Up

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 10:15
Traditional classes on giving presentations weren't cutting it at Northeastern, so the dean of computer science turned to the theatre department.

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