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Job Market for Doctoral Recipients Remains in Doldrums

Meanwhile, the number of doctorates awarded by American institutions in 2015 rose for a fifth year, according to new federal data.

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In Milestone, Columbia U. Graduate Students Vote to Unionize

The research and teaching assistants were the first at a private college in the country to form a union since the National Labor Relations Board ruled they could do so.

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Campus Concealed-Carry Bill Awaits Ohio Governor's Approval

If John Kasich signs the legislation, the state could be the next to allow students to carry guns at public colleges.

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Leadership & Governance

New Mexico President’s Fare-Thee-Well Gets Ugly

Robert G. Frank is set to step down at the University of New Mexico in May, when his contract ends. So why is the board suddenly talking about suspending or terminating him?

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Students

In Tense Times, Black Students Find Ways to Tell Their Own Stories

More and more black students are starting their own campus publications. Tied to activism, it's a matter of asserting control over their lives.

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Wisconsin Regents Approve Post-Tenure Policies Condemned by Faculty

The new policies mandate that administrators conduct independent reviews of tenured professors every five years.

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Virginia Military Institute Defends Use of Coloring Sheets at Campus Event

The optional, annual "Reading Day" faced a backlash after a poster noted that it would offer coloring sheets to relieve stress.

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Special Reports

Dreamers in Jeopardy

Immigrant students share what college means to them, and their fears as they wait for Donald J. Trump and his administration to take office. 

 

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Government

Resident Advisers at George Washington U. Attempt to Open a New Union Front

A proposed union at the university, which would be the first of its kind at a private institution, is caught up in a familiar debate over whether such employees should be considered students or workers.

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

A Sex-Assault Case Pits Privacy Against Transparency

Eli Capilouto, Kentucky’s president, stopped by The Chronicle's offices this week to talk about the case and the university’s broader efforts to create an environment where victims feel they can safely and confidentially report those crimes.

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Education Dept. Approves Sale of U. of Phoenix Owner, With Strict Conditions

The department said it was requiring the buyers to post a letter of credit amounting to nearly $386 million.

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USA Funds Moves to Further Focus on Education Philanthropy and Investing

The $1-billion organization said it would shed its loan-guarantee affiliates, allowing it to pursue its new mission of ensuring that college leads to meaningful results for students.

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NCAA Rules Ex-Official at Cal State-Northridge Committed Academic Misconduct

The university did not investigate and monitor its former director of basketball operations, who provided "impermissible academic benefits" to 10 players on the men's team.

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Students

A White Supremacist Incites a Crowd at Texas A&M

While Richard B. Spencer goaded a sometimes raucous audience in the student center, hundreds gathered at a unity event across the street to oppose his racist rhetoric.

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Faculty

The Scholars Who Study the Alt-Right, a Movement Defined by White Supremacists

Professors tracking the fringe faction’s rise have gotten a lot more attention since Donald J. Trump won the presidency.

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Government

What You Should Know About the Professor Who Has Trump’s Ear on the Economy

Peter Navarro, an economist in UC-Irvine’s business school, has positions on trade that few in his field share. But the president-elect is listening.

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Charles Reed, Longtime Chancellor of Cal State, Dies at 75

He navigated the system through an enrollment boom, savage state budget cuts, and a rocky relationship with the faculty union, but always put a priority on access.

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Here's a Rundown of the Latest Campus-Climate Incidents Since Trump's Election

Racist and anti-Semitic posters continue to crop up on campuses across the country, and other colleges face investigations and backlashes over previous incidents.

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Baylor and U. of Louisville Get Heat From Accreditor

Both universities were penalized for a year by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges.

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Education Dept. Denies Student-Aid Funds to 2 For-Profit Colleges

The department found that Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business had committed fraud involving Title IV funding.

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New Jersey Will Forgive Student-Loan Debt of Dead Borrowers

The bill, signed by Gov. Chris Christie on Monday, follows an investigation that found the state's student-loan program to have "extraordinarily stringent" rules.

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U. of Notre Dame Is Undecided on Whether to Invite Trump to Speak at Commencement

Traditionally, the university has invited the president to give the commencement speech during his first year in office.