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Volume 62, Issue 6: October 9, 2015

October 04, 2015

This week's highlights.

Research

The founders of Retraction Watch have made themselves impossible to ignore.

Athletics

A federal appeals court finds the NCAA violated antitrust laws, but strikes down a prior ruling that would allow for annual $5,000 payments to athletes.

Government

The default rates on federal student loans fell at all types of colleges, but thousands of borrowers still struggle to repay their loans.

Students

The group hopes its innovations will put more young people on the path to college earlier. But some experts question whether the effort will really expand access.

Administration

And among young alumni, only 38 percent viewed their college experience positively, according to national survey results in the 2015 Gallup-Purdue Index.

Students

Students are questioning where to draw the line between freedom of speech and ensuring that minority students do not feel devalued.

Teaching

The findings of a nine-state study will help policy makers and colleges compare academic quality across institutions, say researchers.

Admissions & Student Aid

When applicants and institutions push for "fairness," they aren’t even talking about the same thing.

Administration

Difficulty finding affordable housing is a Problem That’s "Slipping Through the Cracks," experts say.

Teaching

A handful of instructors have recently drawn fire for issuing guidelines on the use of certain words. The debate is a critical one, scholars say.

Students

A confrontational preacher’s group stirred up students at DePauw University last week. After the clash, the real issue for some became how police officers had interacted with the counterprotesters.

Government

The program extended aid to students with "exceptional financial need." Sen. Lamar Alexander blocked a bill that would have kept it alive.

People

David Kirkland, who has studied the literacy of urban youth, would like to bring results of the center’s research directly to instructors.

People

What if music were taught without ever having students listen to it, an English instructor wonders after reading a math teacher’s lament.

The Chronicle Review

The metaphor is provocative but misleading.

The Chronicle Review

Human interaction and sustained introspection? There are no apps for those.

The Chronicle Review

Inequality and other pressing issues are fundamentally political, and political scientists must take up the gauntlet.

The Chronicle Review

He’s teaching superforecasters to predict the future. Crazy, right? Except when it works.

The Chronicle Review

American 19th-century missionaries to the Middle East came home with a complicated view of Islam.

The Chronicle Review

A professor shares his anxious past to make troubled students feel less alone.

Commentary

Hard decisions are getting even harder for boards to make, thanks to interference from donors, alumni, and local politicians.

Advice

In an online marketplace, don’t overlook the old-fashioned book exhibit.