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Inside Higher Ed Weekly News Update | May 30, 2016
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Hello. News on our site this week explored the sexual assault-related controversy that ended a presidency and led to the firing of the football coach at Baylor University, a liberal arts college's inclusion of commitment to diversity as a criterion for tenure, and a state law that could limit health research. That and more below. Enjoy.

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Ken Starr resigns as president. University fires football coach. Analysis released by institution finds numerous cases in which it mishandled sexual violence involving football players.
With board considering firing president amid growing allegations the university looked the other way on sexual assaults involving football players, Starr is expected to resign.
Colleges around the country are adding facilities and adopting policies designed to help transgender students.
Recent incidents at DePaul and UC Irvine raise the question of what obligations a college has to make sure that protesters -- while objecting to an event -- can't shut it down or block its ideas from being heard.
The State University of New York at Buffalo has made big gains on its graduation rates, thanks in part to a "Finish in 4" pledge that features real commitments by students and the university alike.
Indiana U says important research on Alzheimer's disease is imperiled by new state abortion law.
Colleges are asking if there's still a place on campus for student groups with limits on who may join.
As a model for a federal initiative, she points to a program she helped start in Arkansas.

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John Fea, a history chair, describes what he learned on his daughter's college tours about the presence or absence of a liberal arts ethos.
Dick Gregory writes that students who are protesting against a dean who recommended his autobiography should think about which battles matter the most.
Timothy V. Kaufman-Osborn takes issue with arguments that the erosion of faculty members' participation in shared governance is entirely due to forces beyond their control.
Scott McLemee reviews Terry Eagleton's new book, Culture, which unpacks the concept in its title.
Next year will be disruptive and confusing for students, families and most colleges in the admissions process, argues W. Kent Barnds, who wonders how so many changes can be good.

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The prevalence of mental health issues and neurodevelopmental disorders in higher ed is so high, and the associated shame so great, that many students and even professors end up floundering, writes Scott B. Weingart, an autistic academic.
Barbara McFadden Allen, Robin Kaler and Ruth Watkins describe a hypothetical but very common situation for many administrators today -- and offer some suggestions for how to tackle it.
It’s important to know that the big things to which you aspire can be done -- and that you can do them, advises Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
None of our concerns about student readiness for college are ever going to be resolved if we don't help students learn how to stop fearing questions, themselves and others, writes Laurence Musgrove.

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