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The other big online source of news on the comings and goings of Academia is Inside Higher Ed, the online paper that covers a wide range of topics including conflict resolution issues.

Recent News on Higher Education (with some K-12 mixed in)

Sources include RSS feeds from Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the New York Times Education section.

  • Northwest Nazarene Drops ?Crusaders? as Name
    10/17/2017 (from Inside Higher Ed)

    Northwest Nazarene University announced Monday that its teams would no longer be known as the Crusaders and would from now on be known as the Nighthawks. "The Board of Trustees acknowledged that a crusader was historically understood as one who is committed to a worthy cause," said a statement from the university. "However, the board observed that more recently there

  • Music, Data and Algorithms
    10/17/2017 (from Inside Higher Ed)

    Can raw data change how we listen to music? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Arizona's Brian Moon discusses how the industry is using numbers and algorithms to shape the songs of the future. Moon is an assistant professor of music at Arizona. A transcript of this podcast can be found here .

  • Self-Awareness as a Soft Skill
    10/17/2017 (from Inside Higher Ed)

    Is it possible to teach self-awareness? Especially to adults?

    Admittedly, it’s a bear to assess. But I’m looking for incremental improvements. I don’t anticipate giving certificates in it. “You’re officially self-aware!” seems hard to stand behind, and would probably have a quick expiration date anyway.

    My training wasn’t in psychology, so

  • Author discusses how racism is perpetuated in elite colleges
    10/17/2017 (from Inside Higher Ed)

    Drawing on decades of social science research as well as original analyses of campus race relations, W. Carson Byrd, an assistant professor of pan-African studies at the University of Louisville, paints a bleak picture in his new book, Poison in the Ivy: Race Relations and the Reproduction of Inequality on Elite College Campuses ([link]).

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  • Colleges and universities set high targets in latest fund-raising campaigns
    10/17/2017 (from Inside Higher Ed)

    It’s a popular time to try to raise a few billion dollars.

    Over the last few weeks, several public flagship research universities have announced multibillion-dollar fund-raising campaigns running into 2022. Another private research university said it is trying to raise

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  • Follow-up to study on misconduct at academic field sites says clear rules of conduct and enforcement are needed
    10/17/2017 (from Inside Higher Ed)

    Many academics regard fieldwork -- the chance to make discoveries and come face-to-face with what they’ve spent years studying -- as a career highlight. Beyond that, it’s a crucial to career development. So a 2014 study highlighting widespread sexual harassment at academic field sites struck a chord -- or rather, was so discordant with many scientists’ perceptions of what fieldwork should be that it’s

  • Half of black student loan borrowers default, new federal data show
    10/17/2017 (from Inside Higher Ed)

    Two analyses of newly released federal data on student loans reveal serious default problems for African-American borrowers.

    Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics published a report on patterns of student loan repayment for two groups of borrowers who first enrolled in college in 1995-1996 and in 2003-2004.

    Historically the department has

  • Legislators crank up interest in community college completion
    10/17/2017 (from Inside Higher Ed)

    Community college systems are finding they're under more scrutiny than ever before, especially when it comes to whether their students complete programs and graduate.

    Take, for instance, a recent report out of Virginia that criticized the state's 23 community colleges for failing to get students associate degrees and certificates. The legislative report criticized the community college system, saying that

  • Yale Endowment, Often a Pacesetter, Is a Laggard This Time
    10/11/2017 (from New York Times Education Feed)
    At a time when many large university funds are reporting gains in the midteens, Yale said it generated an 11.3 percent return for the fiscal year....
  • On Campus: Campus Hate Lives on the Internet. Administrators Need to Catch Up.
    10/10/2017 (from New York Times Education Feed)
    The problems that play out over social media aren?t any less real....
  • Which Classroom Setting Suits You?
    10/09/2017 (from New York Times Education Feed)
    We visited three third-grade math classes to see different environments at work: Montessori, Waldorf and public education....
  • After Stabbing, Teachers Will Get Training on Defusing Behavior Issues
    10/02/2017 (from New York Times Education Feed)
    The schools chancellor and the mayor met with parent leaders to address questions about violence and bullying....
  • Veterans Agency Seeks to Scrap Ethics Law on For-Profit Colleges
    09/30/2017 (from New York Times Education Feed)
    The department says the conflict-of-interest statute, passed after scandals in for-profit education, is outdated, but others call it a safeguard....
  • Your Money: A Game to Help Students Pay the Right Price for College
    09/30/2017 (from New York Times Education Feed)
    Payback walks students through picking a college and paying for it, from choosing majors to finding work. Will it help them or scare them?...
  • Labor Force: Trump?s Apprentice Plan Seems to Need a Mentor
    09/28/2017 (from New York Times Education Feed)
    President Trump is seeking to increase the number of apprenticeships, which seems like a great idea ? unless doing so leads to watered-down standards....
  • On Campus: Get the Keg Out of the Frat House
    09/26/2017 (from New York Times Education Feed)
    Fraternities are growing in popularity, and are in desperate need of reform....
  • Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (10/20/2017)
    (from Chronicle of HIgher Education)
    A General Electric executive will lead the University of Montana; 15 academics are among the winners of the MacArthur awards....
  • Communication 101 for Professors
    (from Chronicle of HIgher Education)
    A growing number of institutions offer opportunities for faculty members to learn how to talk to the general public about their research in a way that is easy to understand....
  • Groundbreaking Researcher Urges Conversations About Race Anew
    (from Chronicle of HIgher Education)
    For students, stepping out of comfort zones and interacting across racial and ethnic lines is key to their education, says Beverly Daniel Tatum....
  • Tell the World What You Do
    (from Chronicle of HIgher Education)
    Colleges need the good will of legislators and the public. To get it, they must explain what they do and why it’s important. Michigan State University is training faculty members to do that....
  • The Daily Briefing
    (from Chronicle of HIgher Education)
    The Daily Briefing tells individual subscribers everything they need to know about higher ed. Here’s a sample....
  • The Many Paths of the Would-Be Professoriate
    (from Chronicle of HIgher Education)
    A national program seeks to prepare the faculty members of tomorrow. About half of the recent participants at Duke University have become professors, for reasons that reflect personal choice, social forces, and quirks of fate....
  • Governor Declares Emergency Tied to White Nationalist?s Planned Speech at U. of Florida
    (from Chronicle of HIgher Education)
    The order is meant to make it easier to mobilize law-enforcement agencies for the event. The university has said it will incur at least 0,000 in security costs....
  • Pro-Trump Protesters Shout Down Democrat?s Speech at Whittier College
    (from Chronicle of HIgher Education)
    Hecklers disrupted an event featuring California’s attorney general because of the state’s lawsuit against the Trump administration for rescinding the DACA program....