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Special Reports

Judge What I Say, Not How I Talk

Everyone has a dialect and an accent, and one isn't better than another. A program at North Carolina State teaches students and faculty to respect how others speak.

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Students

At Tennessee, Women’s Fears Go Beyond Campus Sex Assault

The flagship university warns students about a higher incidence at the start of the semester, but they’re already preoccupied with other dangers.

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Administration

Election Casts Spotlight on an Unusual For-Profit With Global Ambitions

In the news lately over its ties to the Clinton family, Laureate Education seems to be reaping the benefits of a substantially different business model.

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Administration

2008: Hard Times on Many Campuses

The Great Recession forced hundreds of colleges to scramble for cash to pay their bills.

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Athletics

Athletics Programs Draw Up a New Playbook for Student Activism

Few college athletes have emulated Colin Kaepernick’s national-anthem demonstrations. Athletic directors say it’s because they’re doing a better job of listening to players.

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Technology

How Colleges Should Adapt in a Networked Age

In a Re:Learning podcast, The Chronicle talks with Joshua Cooper Ramo, who points to a shift in attitudes toward college and authority figures in general.

Lingua Franca

Can I Give That Job Talk?

Anne Curzan makes a case for providing job candidates more guidance about expectations for academic talks during campus visits.

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Commentary

Why All Humanists Should Go to Prison

Academics could learn a lot from volunteering in a penal institution — about teaching, technology, and the value of a liberal-arts education.

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The Chronicle Review

Obama’s Betrayal of HBCUs

After Obama, historically black colleges are at greater risk.

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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': Too Many Students Want to Talk to Me After Class. Help!

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: a grant-money question; how to list publications on your CV; and overcoming the strategic-plan blues.

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Vitae

The Mentoring Buck Stops Here

Just because you’re “accessible” and “approachable” doesn’t mean you’re a good mentor.