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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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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Research

An Attempt to Replicate Top Cancer Studies Casts Doubt on Reproducibility Itself

Studies organized by Brian Nosek’s Center for Open Science have once again sounded an alarm about whether research can be replicated. But the authors of those studies take issue with the approach.

The Ticker

Education Dept. Clarifies Rule Governing Online Courses

The department said that an agreement under which more than 1,300 colleges had already been approved to offer online courses across state lines would satisfy the new regulation.

News

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The Ticker

U. of Wisconsin System Sues Former Campus Leaders Over Handling of Millions

The system alleges that officials on the Oshkosh campus engaged in illegal financial dealings related to development projects.

Research

At Long Last, Agency Completes Overhaul of Rules on Use of Humans in Research

The revisions, delayed by more than five years of acrimonious debate, will take effect next year regardless of the change in presidential administrations.

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Government

DeVos Takes Center Stage: Highlights From Her Confirmation Hearing

The education-secretary nominee avoided specifics as senators pressed for her positions on issues including student debt, regulations on for-profit-colleges, and Title IX.

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Administration

Obamacare Repeal Could Bring Relief for Colleges, Uncertainty for Adjuncts

Republicans in Congress are working to roll back the Affordable Care Act. What its replacement could mean for higher ed and its work force is anybody’s guess.

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Graduate Students

How Hard Is It for a University to Revoke a Ph.D.?

The case of a Trump aide who bowed out of a White House post after reports that she had plagiarized parts of her dissertation raises questions about what actions an institution can take.

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Administration

‘Uncharted Waters’ for Higher Education in the Trump Era

As the president-elect prepares to take office, many questions remain about his education policies. But his rhetoric is already having an impact on campuses.

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Government

5 Things to Know About Betsy DeVos

A primer on President-elect Donald J. Trump’s pick for education secretary, whose confirmation hearings begin today.

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Government

On Eve of Trump Inaugural, Harvard Official Takes Key Title IX Post at Education Dept.

Mia Karvonides will advise top people at the department’s Office for Civil Rights and will help enforce the federal gender-equity law.

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The Chronicle Review

When Truth Becomes a Commodity

What becomes of the public when truth becomes just another consumer preference?

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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.

Lingua Franca

Hoosiers, Suckers, Badgers, and Wolverines

Allan Metcalf spreads some exciting news: After 185 years, the U.S. Government Publishing Office has officially adopted Hoosier as the name for a resident of Indiana.

Commentary

Don’t Retreat. Teach Citizenship.

It’s possible to cultivate valuable skills and dispositions across the curriculum. And now it’s more crucial than ever.

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Vitae

How to Undermine Your Own Authority

They won’t take responsibility for their own learning if you are doing it for them.

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Vitae

Can We Finally End the All-Male Panel?

Plenty of women are earning Ph.D.s in a variety of disciplines, yet too many conference panels still feature only men.