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Given the boycotts, bad press, and legal headaches North Carolina’s bathroom bill caused that state, some Texans were taken aback when the state’s lieutenant governor declared that keeping transgender people who were born as men out of women’s bathrooms would be at the top of his legislative agenda.

Despite Risk of Backlash, Texas Politicians Advance a ‘Bathroom Bill’ Like North Carolina’s

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Introverts, how can you better position yourself as a candidate in a system that favors extroversion?

Introverts and Interviews

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"Government prefers control and tightly-defined systems. It fears entrepreneurs, open systems, and crowdsourcing," she said. "All of which they find threatening."

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DeVos Moves From Wealthy Outsider to Cabinet Insider

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"I don’t think we can avoid the fights that are coming. The idea that we should be trying to avoid these debates and discussions and conflicts is not one that’s going to be very sustainable for universities."

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The Far Right’s ‘New Offensive Against Academia’

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"Mainstream culture is ‘sink or swim’ — it’s ‘fly birdie.' For some of our students, it’s a culture shock."

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Fighting Long Odds

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But incorporating civic learning also faces broad challenges: How is it best to teach? Who is responsible for it? How do faculty members integrate it into their courses? And what do students take away from it?

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How Colleges Can Teach Students to Be Good Citizens

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The practice of using students’ anonymous course evaluations to judge faculty performance has long been controversial, with a growing body of research finding that students’ assessments are biased by race, gender, age, and factors such as personal attractiveness.

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When Students’ Prejudices Taint Reviews of Instructors

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How three colleagues agreed on an authorship order and lived to tell about it:

Whose Name Goes First?

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"Where else in any other industry do you have tenure, do you have a protection to where after you work somewhere for so long you’re basically immune? That doesn’t exist anywhere except for our education system, and that’s just un-American. If you’re doing your due diligence as a professor or any profession, you shouldn’t have to worry about termination."

Missouri Lawmaker Who Wants to Eliminate Tenure Says It’s ‘Un-American’

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How grit, determination, and community support helped one West Virginia student in a dying town:

Ikie’s College Dream

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"The most important thing is to realize that this is a legitimate fight, to realize that the temptation to retreat is a very strong temptation, especially when your life is threatened, but these fights are inevitable and the alt-right is not going anywhere. ­So on the one hand, we need to shut down these ideas, push back on them, but we also need to be more than academic in the sense that we...
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The Far Right’s ‘New Offensive Against Academia’

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"More than mere 'cultural criticism,' Greif's essays obviously aspire to participate in the philosophical tradition of Emerson and Thoreau."

The Man Against Everything

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Antioch is by no means the only college to open its recreation facilities to local residents. But many institutions see offering them memberships "as a public service, as good community relations, not as a moneymaker," says Richard Ekman, president of the Council of Independent Colleges.

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Opening Gyms to the Public Can Make Money and Build Community Ties

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"They get an idea and run with it as long as they can, and then they’re fully prepared to move on to something else," Mr. Ekman says. "You’re no longer educating for the ages. You’re constantly shifting to meet what you see are changing demands."

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Small Colleges Find New Revenue Streams Close to Home

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"Critics have questioned why Texas would want to risk taking a similar economic and public-relations hit, especially at a time when high-profile sporting events will soon shine the spotlight on Texas."

Despite Risk of Backlash, Texas Politicians Advance a ‘Bathroom Bill’ Like North Carolina’s

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Antioch’s situation is unusual in that it was shuttered from 2008 to 2011, and at this point its long-term prospects are by no means guaranteed. So while it may have more incentive to take risks than richer institutions, it has no monopoly on creative approaches to finding revenue.

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A Better Use of Space

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Introverts, how can you better position yourself as a candidate in a system that favors extroversion?

Introverts and Interviews

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Search the more than 800 programs that failed the accountability standard:

Here Are the Programs That Failed the Gainful-Employment Rule

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"Mainstream culture is ‘sink or swim’ — it’s ‘fly birdie.' For some of our students, it’s a culture shock."

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Fighting Long Odds

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In today's briefing: who failed gainful employment, statehouses on higher ed, and the Clemson Tigers' crazy uncle:

Your Daily Briefing, a New Feature for Chronicle Subscribers

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