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The New York Times

M.I.T. President Says He Thanked Jeffrey Epstein for Gift in Letter

M.I.T. President Says He Thanked Jeffrey Epstein for Gift in Letter

September 13, 2019

M.I.T.’s president acknowledged Thursday that he had signed a letter thanking Jeffrey Epstein for a donation in 2012 and said senior members of his administration had approved gifts from the disgraced financier as long as they remained anonymous.
M.I.T.’s president acknowledged Thursday that he had signed a letter thanking Jeffrey Epstein for a donation in 2012 and said senior members of his administration had approved gifts from the disgraced financier as long as they remained anonymous.

September 13, 2019

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

‘Hampshire’s Not Dead’: Here’s What It’s Like to Be in Its 13-Person Freshman Class

‘Hampshire’s Not Dead’: Here’s What It’s Like to Be in Its 13-Perso...

September 13, 2019

Hampshire has never been an ordinary institution. Its student-designed curriculum and experimental approaches to learning have long been magnets for nontraditional students, and have produced an all-star cast of alumni, including the filmmaker Ken Burns and the actor Lupita Nyong’o. But the student experience for the baker’s dozen who have chosen to take a chance on the college may be Hampshire’s most unconventional yet.
Hampshire has never been an ordinary institution. Its student-designed curriculum and experimental approaches to learning have long been magnets for nontraditional students, and have produced an all-star cast of alumni, including the filmmaker Ken Burns and the actor Lupita Nyong’o. But the student experience for the baker’s dozen who have chosen to take a chance on the college may be Hampshire’s most unconventional yet.

September 13, 2019

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The Washington Post

GWU Aims to Get Smaller and Better. Will That Mean Cuts to Faculty and Financial Aid?

GWU Aims to Get Smaller and Better. Will That Mean Cuts to Faculty ...

September 13, 2019

By many measures, George Washington University looks healthy. The largest school in the nation’s capital boasts growing enrollment, solid finances, expanding research prowess and robust demand for programs such as politics and international affairs. Yet GWU is taking a surprising and radical step that has prompted deep faculty anxiety: It is choosing to shrink — a lot.
By many measures, George Washington University looks healthy. The largest school in the nation’s capital boasts growing enrollment, solid finances, expanding research prowess and robust demand for programs such as politics and international affairs. Yet GWU is taking a surprising and radical step that has prompted deep faculty anxiety: It is choosing to shrink — a lot.

September 13, 2019

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

A College Gives Back to the Town That Once Saved It

A College Gives Back to the Town That Once Saved It

September 12, 2019

Closed mills from a bygone era stand over Waterville, Me., like sullen sentries. They remind some townspeople and visitors of more-prosperous times. But when David A. Greene, president of Colby College, arrived on the campus, in 2013, he saw a dilapidated town with huge potential. 
Closed mills from a bygone era stand over Waterville, Me., like sullen sentries. They remind some townspeople and visitors of more-prosperous times. But when David A. Greene, president of Colby College, arrived on the campus, in 2013, he saw a dilapidated town with huge potential. 

September 12, 2019

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Inside Higher Ed

36 Professors Say Yes to DePauw Buyouts

36 Professors Say Yes to DePauw Buyouts

September 12, 2019

Thirty-six professors opted into DePauw University's voluntary retirement incentive program, a spokesperson confirmed this week. DePauw laid off 57 staff members and offered voluntary retirement buyouts to about 100 professors in February, citing flat enrollment and budget constraints.
Thirty-six professors opted into DePauw University's voluntary retirement incentive program, a spokesperson confirmed this week. DePauw laid off 57 staff members and offered voluntary retirement buyouts to about 100 professors in February, citing flat enrollment and budget constraints.

September 12, 2019

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