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Liberty U. President Says Trump Could Be ‘Greatest President Since Abraham Lincoln’

October 27, 2017 - 2:24pm
Jerry Falwell Jr., leader of the evangelical online-learning behemoth, continues to be the U.S. president’s closest ally in higher education.
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Candice Jackson on Campus Sex Assault: ‘We’re Not Asking Schools to Step In as Courts of Law’

October 26, 2017 - 4:34pm
The acting assistant secretary for civil rights spoke to a congressional task force as the Education Department weighs changes in Title IX policy.
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U. of Arkansas System Considers Changes to Ease Tenured-Faculty Firings

October 26, 2017 - 3:49pm
The university says the proposal is merely an effort to align with “current law and best practices.” Some professors say making collegiality a criterion in faculty evaluations is an attack on academic freedom.
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Clemson Student Leader, Who Sat During Pledge of Allegiance as Protest, Is Impeached

October 26, 2017 - 3:00pm
A university spokesman said the move to take action against Jaren Stewart began before he started protesting in solidarity with athletes who kneel during the playing of the national anthem.
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After Outcry, U. of Wisconsin Drops Plan to Suspend Admissions to 2-Year M.B.A. Program

October 26, 2017 - 1:01pm
With declines in applications at many American business schools, especially from abroad, students and alumni fear their programs will close.
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Supercomputers, a Status Symbol in Academe, Compete With the Cloud

October 26, 2017 - 12:44pm
For research universities, the machines confer big-league status. But in-house experts, who can guide researchers to the best computing options, are growing in esteem.
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Talking Teaching With Your Colleagues

October 26, 2017 - 9:38am
Discussions about teaching are often confined to the department level. But dialogue across disciplines can be fostered in unexpected ways.
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Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration Encourages Conversations About Teaching

October 26, 2017 - 9:38am
Discussions about teaching are often confined to the department level. But dialogue across disciplines can be fostered in unexpected ways.
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Advocate for Jewish Civil Rights Is Tapped to Lead Key Education Dept. Office

October 26, 2017 - 8:35am
Kenneth L. Marcus, president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and a professor at Baruch College, has also criticized the department for overreaching on sexual harassment.
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Public Colleges Backslide on Access, Report Says

October 26, 2017 - 1:55am
With income inequality in the headlines, colleges are playing up their role as engines of opportunity. But a new report says some of those institutions now admit a smaller share of needy students than they did 20 years ago.
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UC-Davis Chancellor Seeks to Get Campus Past Scandals

October 25, 2017 - 5:41pm
Bad news from his predecessor’s rocky term in office keeps on coming, and the demand for change on campus hasn’t receded, says Gary May.
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What a Longtime JFK Scholar Expects From the Looming Document Release

October 25, 2017 - 5:15pm
The declassification of more than 3,000 files on JFK’s assassination might give rise to new conspiracy theories, but one professor believes the new documents will not solve any great mysteries.
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After an Alcohol-Soaked Retreat, Sexual-Harassment Complaints, and a Suicide, UC-Davis Faces a Lawsuit

October 25, 2017 - 11:30am
An administrator killed himself after two colleagues complained about his actions on a boozy work trip. His widow says the college is complicit in his death.
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Republicans Want to Talk About Campus Free Speech. What About the Rise in Hateful Speech?

October 25, 2017 - 7:57am
In a letter on Wednesday, Senate Democrats said President Trump's rhetoric has helped fuel a rise in hateful incidents on college campuses.
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2 Are Shot and Killed on Grambling State's Campus After Fight That Began in Dorm Room

October 25, 2017 - 5:36am
Police said an "altercation" that started in a dorm room ended with a shooting in campus courtyard. The shooter fled the scene.
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This Professor Wants to Teach Administrators Not to Cave In to Right-Wing Outrage

October 24, 2017 - 7:12pm
Through her “Academic Freedom Syllabus,” Rebecca G. Martinez, an assistant professor at the University of Missouri at Columbia, hopes officials will be less likely to condemn instructors who are targets of digital anger.
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After a Year of Tumult, Evergreen State Revises a Policy on the Use of Campus Space

October 24, 2017 - 6:48pm
The public college’s new rules include strong antidiscrimination language. Already, a free-speech watchdog has raised objections.
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An Official in Obama’s Education Dept. Explains Her Move to Lead an Accreditor

October 24, 2017 - 4:32pm
Jamienne S. Studley, formerly deputy under secretary of education, will become president of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ commission on colleges in January.
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Amazon Is Hiring Ph.D.s — Hundreds This Year

October 24, 2017 - 4:28pm
Research universities, by comparison, even major ones, take years to complete hiring sprees of that scale.
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Sessions’ Justice Dept. Is Wading Into Another Campus Free-Speech Case

October 24, 2017 - 4:17pm
The department filed a statement of interest supporting a student at Pierce College who says administrators stopped him from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution.
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