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August 1, 2018
Baldwin Wallace University officials announced Monday they would remove the names of a former professor and playwright from theaters in the Kleist Center for Performing Arts after past students accused the men of sexual misconduct.
August 1, 2018
A handful of Vanderbilt University students, faculty and staff received an email Monday evening containing the N-word and promoting white supremacy. The email, disguised as a Listserv command, asked readers to respond or click on an embedded link. The university is working to identify the sender and warned recipients against clicking any links or responding to the email.
July 31, 2018
Nearly a third of college students haven't completed a major writing assignment in college, but that's OK with them.
July 27, 2018
New study shows that splitting attention between lecture and cellphone or laptop use hinders long-term retention, and those in class suffer from others' use of devices.
July 26, 2018
Paying for books today may mean choosing between Intro to Microbiology and a flight home for Thanksgiving.
July 25, 2018
As part of a $50 million effort to support education and tobacco control, CVS Health, partnered with Truth Initiative, is offering grants to women's colleges to advocate for, adopt and implement tobacco-free campus policies. "While there has been great progress made in reducing smoking in our country, research shows that casual smoking, especially among women, has continued in recent years, and college-aged women are at particular risk for becoming smokers,” Eileen Howard Boone, president of the CVS Health Foundation, said in a press release.
July 23, 2018
The Online Computer Library Center, a global cooperative that provides resources, research and programming to libraries, experienced a systemwide cyberattack Thursday, causing a six- to eight-hour outage for many users. According to updates posted to the OCLC's Twitter account, the attack was a denial-of-service attack, meaning that hackers flooded the network with superfluous requests to overload the system or beat out legitimate requests.
July 23, 2018
Northwestern University officials announced Thursday that the university will lay off 80 administrative staff to help close a projected budget deficit, Evanston Now reported. Faculty are not affected by the layoffs, and some vacant positions will not be filled.
July 23, 2018
Ohio State University released new details Friday about the ongoing sexual misconduct investigation into the late university physician Richard Strauss, who is reported to have sexually assaulted dozens of students.
July 23, 2018
Tim Terrentine, former vice president for development and alumni relations at Western Michigan University, resigned July 9 after he was accused of sexual harassment, the Battle Creek Enquirer reports.


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