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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 :)."

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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.

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

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

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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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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.




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.



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.

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Free-Speech Groups Describe Campus Media as Besieged

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


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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.

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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.

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$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.



If You Had $45 Billion, What Would You Do to Improve Education?

Jim Shelton, now heading up the education portfolio at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, isn’t giving any details yet. But in this podcast, he emphasizes the value of bringing learning scientists together with educators to improve learning and increase equality.



Blocked Overtime Rule Sows Uncertainty for Colleges

A federal judge’s injunction has forced institutions to either postpone pay increases and adjustments to hourly employment status or proceed as planned — even though the changes may be moot.

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

The Southern Poverty Law Center has logged nearly 900 incidents of hate against racial and other minority groups since the election, and 90 percent of educators surveyed said the election had negatively affected their institution's climate.

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Moody's: Colleges Can Expect Another Year of Low Growth in Tuition Revenue

An increased focus on affordability and a competitive environment will hinder revenue growth, the debt-rating service predicted.



Why Most Secretaries of Education Haven’t Had a Higher-Ed Background

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Trump’s pick to head the Education Department, has no track record in higher education. But that’s hardly unusual over the post’s short history.


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Video: How One College Takes a ‘Customer-Centric’ Approach to Higher Education

Scott Pulsipher, the new president of Western Governors University, describes how the competency-based education provider builds relationships with students.



To Curb Sexual Assaults, Colleges Give Students Alternative Reporting Options

Many people agree that campus sexual assaults are severely underreported. So colleges are using a range of new methods to encourage more students to come forward.

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Suspect Is Killed After Injuring 11 in Rampage at Ohio State

University officials say a campus police officer shot Abdul Artan, a student, after he drove into pedestrians and then emerged with a butcher knife and began stabbing people.