Until recently, Mr. Schorr said, it was not common for universities to vigorously investigate their leadership or popular figures on campus, such as football coaches. The fallout from the Penn State scandal has made it clear that not only should universities quickly undertake such investigations, but also that inquiries need to be independent from the people being investigated and not managed...
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Spanier’s Conviction Highlights Lessons of Sandusky Scandal

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She doesn’t like to be out in public, where strangers have told her to "go back to your home country" of Colombia. So she limits her movements to the essential: dropping her son at the local elementary school, running to her class in English as a second language at the Immigrant Learning Center here in Malden, picking him up, then heading straight home.

Trump’s Actions on Immigration Bring Uncertainty to English-Language Learners

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Is the Claremonsters' embrace of Trump another sign of the rise of a postmodern right?

The Academic Home of Trumpism

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“Students in these programs are much more likely to succeed and to graduate.”

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U. of Texas at El Paso Watches Warily as Trump’s Budget Threatens Its Needy Students

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Ms. DeVos, who was known before her confirmation as a school-choice advocate, has virtually no background in federal higher-education policy. And many anticipated that, if confirmed, she would hire officials to fill in those gaps.

A pair of recent policy decisions begin to paint a picture of how that might play out.

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In Early Moves, Education Department Erodes Some Student Protections

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"Whether it is a department, a college, a dean, a provost, a learned-journal editor, it is the business of the university to silence voices, not to license them indifferently. To put it another way, the free exchange of ideas between persons who want in on the conversation is a democratic ideal; but the university is not a democracy; it is (or is supposed to be) a meritocracy, one in which...
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Free Speech Is Not an Academic Value

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After more than 12 hours of deliberations over two days, a jury on Friday found Mr. Spanier guilty of one misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of children. He was found not guilty on two other charges, including criminal conspiracy and an additional count of child endangerment.

Guilty Verdict Puts a Dark Coda on Spanier’s Fall

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“I'm going up for tenure in the fall, and I think that the top lines in two sections of my CV are going to be jokey titles about bathroom research.”

Their Research Is in the Toilet

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"Trump's disdain for expertise and convention, so disturbing to both liberal and conservative elites, is what is most promising about him to the Claremonsters."

The Academic Home of Trumpism

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Mr. Spanier has worked for years to restore his reputation through civil lawsuits against his toughest critics and a limited number of interviews with news media. But he did not take the stand in his own defense. Indeed, the defense did not call a single witness, which Mr. Spanier’s chief counsel described as evidence of the weakness of the prosecution’s case.

Spanier Trial Closes With Appeal to Moral Outrage

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How can we be true to the ideals of a liberal education when the climate in the country is simply to yell and scream at anyone we disagree with?

When Debate Dies, Who Loses?

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“He doesn't necessarily bring the gravitas to a commencement address at an academic institution that others would bring. And still, he's the president.”

In the Trump Era, Even Commencement Politics Are More Charged

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Recent policy decisions at the Education Department begin to paint a picture of how changes might play out.

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In Early Moves, Education Department Erodes Some Student Protections

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For more on the the Spanier trial, take a look at our interactive or emails sent between top Penn State administrators as they discussed responding to allegations made against Jerry Sandusky.

Penn State's Response to Abuse Day by Day

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The trial of Graham B. Spanier, former president of Pennsylvania State University, steered toward its emotional core here on Wednesday, as prosecutors hammered home a sobering fact: In the years after Mr. Spanier and his lieutenants decided against telling the authorities about Jerry Sandusky showering with a young boy, the former Nittany Lions assistant football coach went on to molest more...
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Remorseful, Spanier’s Lieutenants Say They Failed Children

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"Everyone knows this is where the immigrants are." ESL programs face uncertainty under Trump:

Trump’s Actions on Immigration Bring Uncertainty to English-Language Learners

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According to the most recently available data, pay gaps between male and female professors widened or stayed virtually unchanged:

Gender Pay Gap Persists Across Faculty Ranks

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"Whether it is a department, a college, a dean, a provost, a learned-journal editor, it is the business of the university to silence voices, not to license them indifferently. To put it another way, the free exchange of ideas between persons who want in on the conversation is a democratic ideal; but the university is not a democracy; it is (or is supposed to be) a meritocracy, one in which...
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Free Speech Is Not an Academic Value

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For a border college eyeing the Trump budget, a 30-foot wall is the least of its concerns.

U. of Texas at El Paso Watches Warily as Trump’s Budget Threatens Its Needy Students

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