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Students

Student Voices at the Women’s March

College students from coast to coast were among the hundreds of thousands of protestors on the streets of Washington, D.C. We met some of them and asked why they attended.

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Leadership & Governance

After a Tumultuous 7 Years, Teresa Sullivan Will Leave UVa

During her tenure as president, the university’s challenges were a microcosm of those facing institutions nationwide: sexual assault, racial climate, and strained relationships between campus leaders and governing boards.

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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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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.

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People

What Many Colleges Need: a Driving Vision

Mark William Roche, a former dean, says universities can distinguish themselves by remedying higher education’s shortcomings.

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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.

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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The Chronicle Review

The Reluctant Reader

Literature may make us more empathetic – until it threatens to really change us.

Lingua Franca

The New Cruelty

What makes a White House adviser push “alternative facts”? Bill Germano says we have entered an era of ruthlessness, and he has a name for it.

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Books

Weekly Book List, January 27, 2017

Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category.

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Commentary

How to Help Students When Your College Closes

Administrators should takes solace in knowing that they made a difficult situation more tolerable by communicating clearly and providing good options.

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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.