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Why All Colleges Should Pay Attention to a Ruling on Their Duty to Protect Students—The Chronicle of Higher Education
The California Supreme Court ruled that universities have a special relationship with their students and a duty to protect them from foreseeable violence during curricular activities.

U.S. Discovery of Iranian Cyber Attack Doesn’t Seem to Alarm Universities—The Chronicle of Higher Education
By the numbers, the Iranian attack against American research universities sounds startling: a computer hack of more than 140 institutions, 3,700 professors, and $3 billion in data.

UT Helps Decipher Value of Degrees; Milestone Tool Provides Data on Earnings, Debt—Houston Chronicle
The University of Texas System took a major step in decoding the value of a college degree, becoming the first university system to partner with the U.S. Census Bureau.

How #MeToo Will Change the Way that Colleges Choose Presidents—The Chronicle of Higher Education
A moment of silence, please, for the closed-door university presidential search, a failed experiment that’s about to draw its last breath. Cause of death: a hashtag.

Feds Approve Texas’ Revised Every Student Succeed Act plan—Houston Chronicle
The U.S. Department of Education has approved Texas’ Every Student Succeeds Act plan, which documents goals and systems for improving academic performance.