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Study: Many Band Members Have Witnessed Hazing

About 30 percent of college marching band members surveyed in a new national study reported that they had observed hazing in their programs. Few of the students said they ever reported the behavior, however. “Despite all of our efforts, the message about hazing is still not getting out there,” Jason Silveira, an assistant professor of music education at Oregon State University and one of the study's authors, stated. “Band participants might say, 'it’s no big deal, it’s what we do.' It may not be a big deal to that person, but to someone else it may be.”

The researchers surveyed more than 1,200 students who participate in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I marching band programs in 30 states. The most common acts of hazing, the students said, involved public verbal humiliation or degradation. Students said they were hesitant to report the hazing, usually due to fear of "social retaliation."

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Rice University creates new leadership institute

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Rice University says it believes all of its students can be leaders with the right cultivation and coaching. The university hopes a new $50 million institute will give students that push.

Professor Charged With Threatening to Kill Dean

Craig Boardman, an associate professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University, is facing charges of aggravated menacing for allegedly telling a human resources officer that he had a gun and planned to kill his dean and then himself, TV 10 News reported. Authorities report that when they went to Boardman's house after hearing about what he had said, Boardman wasn't there. He was arrested a short time later, after he was in a car crash, on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Boardman did not respond to calls but his lawyer told the television station that Boardman never had a gun.

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Northwest Nazarene President, Under Fire, Resigns

David Alexander announced Tuesday that he is stepping down as president of Northwest Nazarene University, effective at the end of this month. His statement did not explicitly reference controversy that has been intense at the institution in recent months, with faculty members and many students and alumni angry over layoffs and what is widely perceived by faculty members as the retaliatory layoff of a popular professor whose work has sometimes been criticized by Nazarene traditionalists. While Alexander apologized for the way the layoffs had been handled and pledged to reconsider them, that was not enough for many critics, who said that they had lost confidence in his leadership.

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New Booklet: Emerging Markets, Emerging Strategies

Inside Higher Ed is pleased to publish a new booklet, "Emerging Markets, Emerging Strategies," in our series of print-on-demand publications. You can download a copy free, here. And you can sign up here for a webinar on the booklet's themes, to be held on Tuesday, June 23, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

 

Essay on trying to be an "outside-in" college president

Susan Henking wonders if it's possible to be a college president and speak truth to power.

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Former U. of Illinois football player alleges mistreatment by coach

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A former University of Illinois football player tweets that coach and staff forced athletes to play while injured. University promises investigation, but is backing the coach.

New presidents or provosts: DePaul Fort Hays Kentucky Pfeiffer RISD Rollins Salem Southern Arkansas WPI

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  • Trey Berry, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Southern Arkansas University, has been promoted to president there.
  • Bruce E. Bursten, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, has been selected as provost at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Survey notes conditions of those seeking care at campus counseling centers

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Survey outlines the many challenges facing campus counseling centers -- and finds some increase in staffing.

Colorado's New Policy on Prior Learning

Colorado will standardize how its public colleges grant credit for prior learning, The Denver Post reports. The Colorado Higher Education Commission will create a comprehensive, statewide prior-learning assessment policy, which it said will provide more consistency and transparency. However, the state's colleges will have a chance to weigh in on the standards before they are finalized, the commission said.

"One of the main goals directing this work is to ensure that PLA credits earned at one public institution will be accepted in transfer and apply to equivalent general education requirements at any receiving public institution," said the commission, "and to unify equivalently applied cut scores for major and elective credit to the greatest extent possible."

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