||Weekly News Update | July 29, 2016
Hello. Last week was the Republican convention -- this week, our reporter surveyed the Democrats' national gathering for higher ed news. Plus articles that explore one college's controversial diversity requirement and another state considering public college mergers. That and more below. Enjoy.
Hamilton College's new requirement that all majors incorporate diversity into their curricula sparks debate about what constitutes diversity and where it's best studied.
Experts praise a proposed arrangement -- which system officials avoid calling the "M-word" -- but faculty members on the affected campuses worry about local identity.
A new report says the wealthy do not disproportionately benefit from public subsidies, but some wonder whether low-income students get enough.
Speech after speech discusses student debt -- and praises the Clinton plan (based in part on Sanders plan) for college affordability.
Hillary Clinton's running mate has promoted career and technical education, worried about the impact of student debt, and taught for many years at the University of Richmond.
Advocates of free community college initiatives want to remain nonpartisan, and sometimes that means altering the rhetoric.
Academic at center of dispute at Seattle University -- subject of lengthy sit-in demanding her ouster and protest defending her -- will retire.
Why would a faculty member return to the institution that laid her off after 12 years of stellar service, amid broad retrenchment and program cuts? For the U of Southern Maine's new provost, it came down to institutional loyalty and a new president.
Academics fact-check the persistent idea, promoted at GOP convention, that liberal professors politically indoctrinate their students.
Zenith Education gets a new CEO and $250 million from its guaranty agency owner, to continue effort to reinvent career education and recover from shedding 29 campuses and 23,000 students since buying the remains of failed for-profit.
When the White House urged colleges to conduct these surveys in 2014, there were few choices. Now there are many, but no consensus on which works best.
Education Department releases proposed rule on state approval of online programs, cutting a provision that would require states to review all out-of-state colleges.
While most faculty members are still unaware of open educational resources, use in introductory courses nearly rivals that of traditional textbooks, study finds.
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If enacted, a proposal by Donald Trump would result in only the wealthy gaining the benefits of the kind of liberal education that is the foundation for success, argues Lynn Pasquerella.
Lincoln University’s decision to suspend its history major ignores W. E. B. Du Bois’s belief in the power of history to shape lives in the present and his vision of the university as a center to help reconstruct the world, argues J. Mark Leslie.
In Return to Cold War, Robert Legvold gives a succinct, lucid, fairly dispassionate and almost incessantly even-handed presentation of relations between the United States and Russia, writes Scott McLemee.
Perhaps we in higher ed should consider motivating students to graduate by focusing more on what they have left to do than what they have already done, argues Alexandra W. Logue.
The increasingly intense pressure on faculty members to get federal grants has produced many undesirable consequences in higher education, argue Gordon G. Gallup Jr. and Bruce B. Svare.
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