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Inside Higher Ed Weekly News Update | January 19, 2017
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Hello. Articles on our site this week explored legislative proposals in two states that would restrict tenure, the vote by the Modern Language Association not to support a boycott of Israeli universities, and scrutiny of prospective cabinet secretaries' views on affirmative action. That and more below. Enjoy.

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Obama trumpeted importance of college-going and invested in students and institutions like no leader before him -- while demanding much in return and, sometimes, failing big, too.
Legislation in two states seeks to end tenure at public colleges and universities.
Democrats on the Senate’s education panel grill Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, who generally avoids specific answers.
Policy experts, academics, advocates and college administrators ask questions they hope to see answered in today's confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, the Trump administration’s education secretary nominee.
Arizona lawmakers' failed proposed ban on “divisive” college courses signals new criticism of white studies. Similar courses -- though common -- have become controversial elsewhere. Those who teach them say the classes are being distorted.
Rhode Island governor proposes plan for the state's community college, and for junior and senior years at Rhode Island College and University of Rhode Island.
Large grant to organization of black colleges reignites debate about taking funds from leading foe of government spending, on which the colleges and many students depend.
Access to certain colleges has a lot to do with income, new study finds, but graduating college levels the playing field for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
Students protest process and experts decry high turnover at HBCUs as trustees decide not to renew contract of president.
Northwestern U Faculty Senate passes resolution encouraging professors to put information about mental health services on their syllabi.
Final Friday release by the Obama administration's Education Department corrects a substantial error in loan repayment rates on consumer web tool.
University of Toronto supports an “anti-psychiatry” scholarship and the professor who championed it, but some fear impact of institutional endorsement of what they view as fake science.
Study of millions of online ratings of professors suggests scores vary with an instructor’s gender, discipline and perceived “easiness.”

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Kent Barnds takes stock of the impact of a major change in the financial aid and student recruitment timetable.
Scott McLemee reviews Robert E. Denton Jr.’s scholarship on the American presidency, which highlights how immediately coping with the lack of any guidebook is one of the most urgent demands of the office.
We need to engage in a serious dialogue about our role in exacerbating the opportunity gap and our obligation to close it, argues Dan Greenstein.
We in higher education must act on our collective responsibility to support America's public universities, writes Harold M. Hastings.
Colleges and universities should prepare for seven key trends in the new year, Lisa M. Rudgers and Julie A. Peterson advise.

Career Advice      // view all career advice »

Many professors frequently write tenure-review letters, but as a community, we’re not regularly discussing how we should be doing so, argues Eric Goldman.
Christina Berchini provides tips for embarking on the job market for the first time.
Christopher M. Hakala provides insights on creating and running a teaching center.
Some of the distinct aspects of Disney World can be relevant when it comes to thinking about your own professional branding, writes Joseph Barber.
As a department chair, screwups are inevitable, writes Professor Plainspoken. The key is finding ways to avoid beating yourself up about them.
Whatever your goals are, keeping careful track of your work can help you stay focused on them, writes Shannon Craigo-Snell.

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Social mobility, "Hamilton."
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Why Peter Campbell left Pearson to found xpereal.
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Minimal effort for maximum experience
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Values that matter.
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Teach-ins, protests and more.
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From virtual reality to analytics, Paul Redfern makes his predictions for higher ed marketing.
19 hours 6 sec
On the benefits of arguments over empathy.
1 day 1 hour
It seems clear that continuing, large-scale migration to Germany has created multiple challenges for educational institutions.
1 day 3 hours
Film and protest.
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