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Inside Higher Ed Weekly News Update | July 24, 2017
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University of Illinois-Chicago ad for language program director draws outcry.
Bethune-Cookman, a historically black university with a proud history, copes with impact of borrowing against its endowment, fighting in court with its alumni, affiliating with a for-profit law school and inviting Betsy DeVos to speak at commencement.
The number of colleges and universities eligible to award federal financial aid dropped by 5.6 percent in 2016-17. The vast majority of disappearing institutions were for-profit colleges, but more than 30 private nonprofits were among them.
New study of harassment of graduate students by faculty members suggests that the problem is worse -- both in level of offense and prevalence of repeat offenders -- than many believe.
New book seeks to round out the trigger warning debate with competing histories of the trend and case studies from the classroom.
Claremont McKenna announces punishments for those who prevented an audience from hearing Heather Mac Donald, an author whose views on criminal justice they call racist.
Cal State Fullerton reinstates part-time professor after arbitrator finds no evidence that he attempted to hit a student at a pro-Trump event, as was alleged when he was fired by the university.
Ted Mitchell brings a wide-ranging background to the American Council on Education, including work on reforms the higher education lobby group has opposed.

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It is important to ask crucial funding questions about such plans now, argues Bob Samuels.
A proposal by the federal Office of Management and Budget would leave higher education research institutions in every state in an impossible situation, write the chief research officers of 12 Florida colleges and universities.
Federal officials won’t grasp the complexity of the debate over campus sexual violence without hearing from those who understand it best: student affairs professionals, Lee Burdette Williams argues.
Mark Stein’s Vice Capades: Sex, Drugs and Bowling From the Pilgrims to the Present tracks how the vice of one century, such as bowling or playing cards, can become the wholesome family recreation of another, writes Scott McLemee.
As people in leadership positions start to leave higher education, it will be increasingly important to ensure that the best and brightest of the younger generations stick around, argues James Wicks.
Thomas Doherty wonders if today’s atmosphere on college campuses encourages, or even tolerates, the kind of unsparing reprimand from a professor that might be needed for a student’s growth.

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If you allow it to take over, you will be missing crucial aspects of the world outside your office, lab or library, warns David A. McDonald.
While stalking of faculty members by students is more common than many people realize, campus support -- even when it exists -- may be difficult to find, writes Anna Sher.
Meghan Krausch gives recommendations on how to support those people on your campus who have been stalked -- advice that might help create a better workplace for everyone.
Whether you manage one person or several hundred, you’ll be confronted with the issue of what to tell employees when things go awry, writes Ellen de Graffenreid.
When you compete for a different job on your own campus and lose out, how do you respond to such a setback? Judith S. White offers advice.
We must provide more financial support for parents struggling to afford child care, and that must include student parents working toward a credential or degree, argues Sarah Labadie.

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Academic travel is expensive, but academic isolation is more so.
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What's up when students are silent?
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Giving researchers the data skills they need to share, review, and validate each other’s work, writes Erin Becker. .  
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Are distance learning people also natural champions of telecommuting?
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The campus qualities that really matter.  
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We are insufficiently motivated to pause and engage in slower, more rational thinking. Instead we seek immediate gratification, cognitive ease and simple explanations.
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When will we ever learn?  
15 hours 27 min

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