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February 18, 2019
Dickinson student's essay sets off intense debate there and elsewhere about who dominates classroom discussions. While piece has been pummeled in conservative blogosphere, issues related to who speaks in class concern many in academe.

February 18, 2019
Students have better educational outcomes in courses taught by those who have "growth mind-sets" than those who believe intelligence is fixed. For minority students, achievement gaps are cut in half.

February 18, 2019
Alaska's governor proposes a 41 percent cut, the largest in a century, to the public university system. State's only medical education would be eliminated.

February 18, 2019
A federal appeals court found that Iowa State officials were not indifferent to a sexual assault survivor when they declined to move the student she accused of rape.

February 15, 2019
A student's email stuns NYU's social work school, which admits that the incident reflects institutional racism.

February 15, 2019
Sure, engineers earn more, but new study shows that liberal arts college grads are doing just fine and seeing economic mobility -- and that much of what is said about graduates of these programs is not backed by evidence.

February 15, 2019
Organizers want to fight for the future of Hampshire and Green Mountain Colleges. They've been in touch with those who prevented Sweet Briar from closing.

February 15, 2019
Judge says University of Texas at Austin can't revoke a former student's Ph.D. on its own, outside a court of law.

February 15, 2019
New hires of full-time faculty at public master’s and doctoral institutions rose more than a decade ago, then declined after the recession -- while hires at baccalaureate institutions remained slow and steady.

February 15, 2019
Shift at Melbourne University Publishing raises question of whether nonacademic books can be used to subsidize academic publishing.

February 14, 2019
The 2016 Democratic primary was defined in part by free college. But contenders seeking the party's nomination in 2020 have focused on a wide range of issues in higher ed, including debt relief, for-profits and sexual misconduct.

February 14, 2019
The Oregonian reports on a series of cases in which Saudi students at U.S. colleges were accused of crimes but disappeared before facing U.S. criminal charges. Two senators introduce legislation calling for investigation of Saudi government's role.

February 14, 2019
Cornell officials acted instantly when an honoree at an event used the word "Negro." Many present were upset but praised the university for not ignoring what happened.

February 14, 2019
Liberal arts college has won praise for recruiting talented low-income students, but rising tuition discounting has cut into funding.

February 14, 2019
Bradley J. Cook, provost at Southern Utah University, has been selected as president of Snow College, also in Utah. David Daigler, vice president and chief financial officer of the Maine Community College System, has been promoted to president there.

February 13, 2019
Lessons learned from the Wright State strike: professors will fight against an imposed contract, for their right to bargain over health care -- and for basic respect.

February 13, 2019
A lawsuit alleging rampant sexual misconduct among Yale's Greek chapters has demanded they admit women.

February 13, 2019
Nebraska-based Creighton to build a new, $99 million medical school in Phoenix, nearly 1,300 miles from home in Omaha, to supply doctors to underserved area.

February 13, 2019
Amarillo College is starting an associate of science program in biotechnology. Bay Path University has started an Ed.D. in higher education leadership and organizational studies.

February 12, 2019
American Historical Association says hiring committees shouldn't ask for letters of recommendation until candidates pass a first look.

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