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Cornell Will Drop 'Plantations' Name

Inside Higher Ed
August 29, 2016

Cornell University -- criticized by black students for the name of its gardens -- is changing their name.

A Brief Guide to the Battle Over Trigger Warnings

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 29, 2016

Here's a look at how professors view the warnings — and at how widespread they really are.

The Chicago Letter and Its Aftermath

Inside Higher Ed
August 29, 2016

The university's note to new students sets off national debate on safe spaces, trigger warnings and more. Presidents of Bowdoin and Yale, with different tone, urge engagement with uncomfortable ideas.

On Safety and Safe Spaces

Inside Higher Ed
August 29, 2016

Matthew Pratt Guterl writes: One of the big, challenging reforms is the notion of a “safe space” for our students, a concept that is both old and new and nearly impossible to define. It can mean a single room on a campus, the floor of a building or an entire center or department. It can refer to the presence of trained counselors, the support of friends and allies, or the absence of hurtful material. Our students deserve such spaces on a campus because the absence of such spaces is counter to the very mission of higher education.

How Cuts to Public Universities Have Driven Students Out of State

New York Times
August 29, 2016

Declines in state support for public universities have helped reshape the geography of public college admissions, leading many students to attend universities far from home, where they pay higher, out-of-state tuition. An analysis of migration patterns among college freshmen shows the states students leave each year and where they go.

The Demise of the Textbook Mafia

Boston Magazine
August 29, 2016

All is not lost, however. The push toward open educational resources, or OER—textbooks that aren’t bogged down with steep licensing fees, marketing costs, and production expenses—is gaining momentum.

The New Cheating Economy

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 29, 2016

On any given day, thousands of students go online seeking academic relief. They are first-years and transfers overwhelmed by the curriculum, international students with poor English skills, lazy undergrads with easy access to a credit card. They are nurses, teachers, and government workers too busy to pursue the advanced degrees they’ve decided they need.

How colleges and the government deny poor students a second chance

Washington Post - Opinion Piece
August 28, 2016

Vivé Griffith writes: As the academic year opens at colleges across the country, one important group of students will be underrepresented in classrooms: returning adults. The missing students may have both the abilities and the motivation to pursue degrees. But many are shut out of higher education because of debt owed to schools they attended years, even decades, earlier.

Increasing HBCU Retention: It’s the Small Things

Diverse - Opinion Piece
August 28, 2016

Megan Covington & Adriel A. Hilton write: Students who have positive experiences and are engaged at the university are often more likely to persist to graduation. While administration is working diligently to resolve issues related to the longstanding decreased enrollment, which is forcing the closure of many HBCUs, thought toward solving the issues that are perceived as less significant to the student experience could be beneficial.

NLRB Orders Redo of Marist College Adjunct Faculty Union Election

Inside Higher Ed
August 26, 2016

The National Labor Relations Board this week sustained an earlier, local board decision that Marist College unfairly interfered in a 2014 election for an adjunct union affiliated with Service Employees International Union.

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