Government

Will Higher Education Be ‘Trumped’ by State Lawmakers?

The president-elect has called for rolling back many of the college-related regulations enacted under President Obama. State lawmakers may feel compelled to follow or reject the new administration’s lead.

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Students

For Undocumented Students, Trump Adds New Risk to Study Abroad

Those traveling overseas are being advised to return before the president-elect takes office. If they don’t, they could be blocked from re-entering the United States.

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The Chronicle Interview

A Push to 'Expand White Privilege'

The white supremacist Richard Spencer sees college campuses as an important recruiting ground and hopes to visit "all the major ones."

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Faculty

The Personal Lecture

How to make big classes feel small.

Faculty

5 Ways to Shake Up the Lecture

Flipping the classroom has gotten the most attention, but professors have a variety of approaches in their toolkits to improve the student experience.

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People

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (12/9/2016)

The University of Minnesota at Morris selected Michelle Behr as its next chancellor; Saint Louis University appointed a new dean for its law school.

 

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Faculty

How One University Encourages Innovation in Teaching

The U. of Georgia organizes faculty learning communities to help professors rethink the lecture.

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Leadership & Governance

39 Private-College Leaders Earn More Than $1 Million

The Chronicle's annual analysis of executive compensation at the institutions finds that the average pay of their presidents in 2014 was $489,927.

The Ticker

Harvard Places Men's Cross-Country Team on 'Athletic Probation'

But what that means isn't quite clear. The captain says the punishment will not affect competition.

The Ticker

Student Is Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of U. of Southern California Professor

A detective with the Los Angeles police department said the assault on Friday was most likely the result of a personal dispute.

The Ticker

Virginia Foxx Is House GOP's Choice to Lead Education Committee

The North Carolina Republican, a former community-college president, will succeed Rep. John P. Kline Jr. in January, when the 115th Congress convenes.

The Ticker

UNLV Instructor Apologizes for Saying He Would Report Undocumented Students

George Buch said he was joking when he told a student in a Facebook conversation, "No safe spaces in my classes :)."

The Ticker

Yale Sets Guidelines on Renaming Campus Buildings

The new policy will be used to consider whether to change the name of the university's Calhoun College, which honors a champion of slavery.

The Ticker

U. of Pennsylvania Provost Is Named New President of Duke U.

After an international search, Vincent Price was named Duke's 10th president.

The Ticker

After Backlash, Hampshire College Returns U.S. Flag to Campus

The flag had been removed by college officials after being lowered to half-staff and then set on fire, apparently by students or others seeking to make a statement about the presidential election.

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Leadership & Governance

Video: Supporting Undocumented Students

David W. Oxtoby, president of Pomona College, recently spoke with The Chronicle about his advocacy on behalf of undocumented immigrant students and what advice he has for new college presidents.

 

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Faculty

When Do Public Rebukes of Students Cross a Line?

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is the latest campus roiled by an instructor’s criticism of a student online. Scholars disagree on when protected speech becomes unprofessional harassment.

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Students

How Colleges Are Responding to Demands That They Become ‘Sanctuary Campuses’

To protect undocumented immigrant students, a handful of colleges have declared themselves to be "sanctuary campuses." Others have avoided that term but have pledged support for such students, and have spelled out what they will do if immigration authorities come knocking.

The Ticker

Free-Speech Groups Describe Campus Media as Besieged

A report cites examples of pressure from colleges on student newspapers to restrict their content.

News

Your Daily Briefing, a New Feature for Chronicle Subscribers

We've started a new email, for subscribers only, that briefs readers on everything they need to know in higher ed to start the day. Here's a sample.

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Leadership & Governance

Video: Building a Network to Help First-Generation Students Succeed

Students from homes or high schools where few others have gone on to college don’t have peers they can turn to for advice when times get tough, explains Carl Strikwerda, president of Elizabethtown College, in Pennsylvania.

The Ticker

Colorado Heights U. Will Close After Accreditor Loses Recognition

The university also said a decline in enrollment had played a role in its decision to shut down.

The Ticker

$108 Billion in Student Debt Is Likely to Be Forgiven, Government Says

The U.S. Government Accountability Office also criticized how the Department of Education estimates the cost of income-driven repayment plans.