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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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People

Selected New Books on Higher Education

The latest topics include the value of liberal-arts education for prison inmates and why students resist learning.

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People

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (1/27/2017)

A vice president at a Virginia college will lead Pennsylvania State University at Wilkes Barre, and a former dean at a Russian university will be education dean at Sacramento State.

 

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Gazette

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (1/20/2017)

The University of Miami’s provost was appointed George Washington University’s president, and Harvard’s Title IX officer will direct the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

 

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The Chronicle Interview

The Far Right’s ‘New Offensive Against Academia’

George Ciccariello-Maher, the Drexel University professor who caused a furor by tweeting "All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide," says academe must brace for the fight of its life.

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Gazette

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (1/13/2017)

The president of Chattanooga State Community College will lead the Tennessee Board of Regents system, and a former University of Illinois chancellor will head the Colorado Longitudinal Study.

 

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The Chronicle Interview

'You Have to Understand the World in Which You Live'

After going a few rounds in the political arena, Penn’s Zeke Emanuel wants to turn academics loose on crucial international issues.

Gazette

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (1/6/2017)

An arts dean at a State University of New York campus will lead the California Institute of the Arts. Pomona College has appointed its first female and first African-American president.

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The Chronicle Interview

Campus Identity Politics Is Dooming Liberal Causes, a Professor Charges

Rage over racial, gender, and sexual identity has no sense of proportion and creates a damaging spectacle, says Mark Lilla, a professor of humanities at Columbia University.

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People

What I'm Reading: ‘We Gon’ Be Alright’

A college president finds that a new book will serve well to engage colleagues and students in nuanced conversations about race in America.

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The Chronicle Interview

‘I Fit in Neither Place’

The cultural challenges of first-generation students, says M. Sonja Ardoin, aren’t easily resolved — even years later, when as faculty members they’re asked, "What wine will you have?"

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People

Selected New Books on Higher Education

Among the topics are student attitudes on race and inequality, and how to fix public universities.

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Gazette

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (12/16/2016)

Juan Sanchez Munoz was selected to lead the University of Houston-Downtown; Ohio Northern University appointed a new provost.

 

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People

Friendships and Their Influence on Academic Success

The way students form friendships on campuses can hinder or help them academically and socially, says a new book.

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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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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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People

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (12/2/2016)

Beverly Davenport will be the first female chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Princeton University appointed its first vice president for advancement.

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The Chronicle Interview

The Case for Trading Identity Politics for ‘Intellectual Humility’

Charles C. Camosy, an associate professor of theology at Fordham University, talks about why academics are out of touch and what they should do about it.

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The Chronicle Interview

The Chronicle Interviews

Recent conversations about higher education

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People

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (11/18/2016)

Cornell University names president; Ozarks Technical Community College gets new provost.

 

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The Chronicle Interview

Are Students ‘Learning Anything About Love Here’?

Anna Deavere Smith, master of documentary theater, talks about personal narrative, empathy, and colleges’ potential to reach vulnerable students and to disrupt cliques.

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People

Meet the Professor Who’s Trying to Help You Steer Clear of Clickbait

Alarmed by the spread of unreliable news sites, Melissa Zimdars started keeping a list of the worst offenders. She had no idea how popular — or controversial — that list would become.