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Students

Scenes From the Women's March on Washington

Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Washington, D.C. We went in search of connections to academe. Here are a few that we found.

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Faculty

As Trump Takes Office, Artists Denounce Threats to Federal Support

Activists, writers, and others gathered for an inauguration-themed Peace Ball on the night before the new president took office.

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Students

On a Bus to the Inauguration: Hope, Grief, and Fear for the Trump Era

Students traveling from Indiana State University to Washington shared their thoughts about the incoming president and Twitter, trust, and disruption in politics.

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Faculty

The Idea That Launched a Thousand Strategic Plans

Many colleges seek to bridge the "skills gap," but no one really agrees on what it is, what institutions need to do about it, or if fixing it is even higher education’s job.

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Administration

A Lab of Her Own

How colleges are retaining female undergraduates in engineering and computer science.

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People

What I'm Reading: ‘The Quarter-Life Breakthrough’

A book by Adam Smiley Poswolsky opens up classroom discussions about the road to meaningful work.

Government

A ‘Shot Over the Bow’: Groups Respond to Reported Plan to Cut Arts and Humanities Endowments

A newspaper’s report that the president-elect planned to eliminate the two federal cultural endowments sparked widespread alarm.

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Government

Trump Asks Francis Collins to Remain NIH Director, at Least for Now

The National Institutes of Health released a statement saying the longtime head of the agency "has been held over by the Trump administration." But it was unclear whether that status was temporary or permanent.

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Admissions & Student Aid

How Public Colleges Enhance Social Mobility (and Elite Colleges Often Don’t)

Hint: They view poor students as opportunities, not challenges.

Research

Gun-Violence Researchers, Anticipating No Change Under Trump, Rethink Strategy

With a 20-year ban on federal funds for studies of firearm violence, researchers at more than 80 public-health institutions plan to make progress locally.

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Faculty

Prof. Barack Obama Needs a New Job, So We Sent Around His Academic Résumé

Set aside the benefits of having a former president on the faculty. Would the rest of the president’s CV make him an appealing faculty candidate? A handful of law professors with hiring experience gave us their views.

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Administration

How to Cultivate Faculty Leaders

To build pools of potential leaders, colleges are trying to change the negative ways administrative roles are viewed, and give faculty members structured opportunities to learn behind the scenes.

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Administration

In California, Tensions Over Growth Divide a Campus

Faculty and administrators at the University of California at Riverside are wrestling with how to heal a rift caused in part by fallout from an ambitious expansion plan.

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The Chronicle Review

What’s Wrong With Econ 101

It’s time we change how we teach to reflect the real world.

Lingua Franca

Hypotheticals vs. Contrary-to-Fact

We need as much clarity as we can get in the days ahead, says Lucy Ferriss. So newspapers should not fudge the verbs.

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Advice

The Job-Market Moment of Digital Humanities

Tech-savvy candidates have an advantage — for now.

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Books

Weekly Book List, January 27, 2017

Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category.

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Vitae

There’s Something You Should Know

A do-it-yourself approach to fixing those annoying personality traits that are holding you back professionally.

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Vitae

Get Out of Your Department

You’re a new faculty member, no doubt engrossed in your departmental duties. But the rest of the institution needs you, too.