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Chronicle of Higher Education: To Be a Good Leader, You Need to Be a Good Follower, Vice President Says

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 22:25
“Good followers have to get along with people of different backgrounds,” says Frances Villagran-Glover, vice president for student services at Northern Virginia Community College.

Chronicle of Higher Education: At the Precipice: 6 in 10 Colleges Say They Missed Fall Enrollment Goals

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 17:15
About two-thirds fell short of net-revenue targets, too. Some institutions have been finding ways to cushion the blow.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Community-College Presidents’ Posts Are ‘Exploding’ on Social Media. Here’s Why.

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 15:27
They use online platforms both to reach nontraditional students and to connect with one another.

Chronicle of Higher Education: A New Netflix Show Will Tackle Life as a Department Chair. Academics Have Thoughts.

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:40
Sandra Oh will reportedly star in the fictional series as the head of an English department. Twitter was abuzz with possibility.

U.S. Department of Education Blog | Ed.gov: Keeping the Promise: New Tools for a Better-Than-Ever Aid Experience

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 08:31

By: Chief Operating Officer Mark Brown, Federal Student Aid Just a couple months ago, I promised to keep you updated about all the ways Federal Student Aid (FSA) is making your experience with us b

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Chronicle of Higher Education: Why Students Should Think Like Shakespeare

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 16:30
Want a complete education? Look to the Bard.

Chronicle of Higher Education: How to Help Minority Students Feel That They Belong

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 16:00
Without counterspaces where they can find refuge and strengthen their resolve, students can be undermined by slights.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Selected New Books on Higher Education

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 16:00
The latest titles examine the goals of student activists, the social context behind campus sexual assaults, and Pacific Islander students’ success strategies.

Chronicle of Higher Education: 50 Years Ago, the College Tried to Silence Them. Now Black Protesters Are Returning to Campus to Be Heard.

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 12:30
A gathering at the University of Mississippi offers a chance to heal the wounds left by mass arrests at a peaceful demonstration in 1970.

Chronicle of Higher Education: The Education Dept. Would Let Students Question Their Rape Accusers. At Some Colleges, That’s Already How It Works.

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 12:19
The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor says a court ruling forced it to put the policy in place, but victim advocates say the process retraumatizes assault victims.

Chronicle of Higher Education: A Prominent Activist Against Harassment in Science Is Facing Fresh Accusations of Harassment

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 09:06
Complainants say the same problems with the founder of MeTooSTEM, BethAnn McLaughlin, have cropped up publicly before.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Texas Southern Board Nixes a Far-Reaching Power to Fire After Chronicle Reporting

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 16:43
The change follows alerts that the board’s new bylaws, which were passed in October, posed a “grave risk.” But the regents kept a similar authority on the books.

Chronicle of Higher Education: More Students Report Talking With Their Professors Outside of Class. Here’s Why That Matters.

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 09:00
The latest National Survey of Student Engagement found that, over the last decade, more first-year students reported discussing careers and other topics unrelated to coursework with faculty members.

Chronicle of Higher Education: How Much Could the Coronavirus Hurt Chinese Enrollments?

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 07:17
In a survey, two-thirds of Chinese student-recruitment agents said they expect the number of students from China who study abroad to decline in the next year; and other news in global higher ed. 

Chronicle of Higher Education: In About-Face, Syracuse Lifts Suspensions of Protesting Students as They Continue Occupation

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 17:11
The university said it had not suspended the students over their protest, which criticizes inaction on racist incidents on the campus, but for their sit-in.

Chronicle of Higher Education: In These States, College Students Say Republicans Have Made It Harder for Them to Vote

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 12:40
New Hampshire, Texas, North Carolina, and Florida have recently passed laws that threaten to hamper college-student voter turnout in the presidential election.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Dozens of Colleges Pledged to Enroll More Low-Income Students. So Why Did Their Numbers Go Down?

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 02:00
“There’s a set of institutions that have really lost momentum, or reversed it,” says a consultant who manages a program designed to help colleges expand their enrollments of low- and middle-inco

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Chronicle of Higher Education: Grad Students Win Faculty Support as Strike Over Stipends Continues at Santa Cruz

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 13:41
The TAs say they can’t afford the skyrocketing rent in the coastal city south of San Francisco. Now they have national backing.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Think Student Activists Are ‘Snowflakes’? Think Again

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 16:30
They are sometimes dismissed as too sensitive or censorious. That’s unfair, according to the author of a new book.