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Middlebury engages in soul-searching after speech is shouted down and professor is attacked

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New details on shouting down of a speaker add to the soul-searching: professor was attacked after event; nonstudents were among those involved; president vows to promote value of free expression.

New network aims to strengthen, transform independent bookstores

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Association of nonleased campus stores unveils network designed to reduce their dependence on textbook profits and let colleges retain revenues many now pay to companies to operate the stores.

Middlebury students shout down lecture by Charles Murray

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Middlebury students chant and shout to prevent Charles Murray from speaking. He later is led to a private location, where a discussion with a professor is livestreamed. After the event some attack car carrying Murray and a professor.

Notre Dame, known for commencement speeches by new presidents, invites Pence

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University typically invites first-year presidents to give commencement address. Amid debate over whether to invite current president, vice president gets the nod, with praise for his “reserved dignity.”

Racial gap among senior administrators widens

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Recent increases in number of minority administrators don't keep up with demographic shifts, but new study finds broad pay equity.

National completion gap by race one-third larger than average gap at institutions

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Black students graduate, on average, at a rate 22 percentage points lower than white students. Closing that gap will require individual institutions to improve completion rates and highly selective colleges to enroll more black students, a new report says.

Academy of Arts and Sciences makes case for increasing foreign language learning capacity

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences makes the case for increasing foreign language learning capacity in a political climate that's increasingly anti-global.

Liberty and Bob Jones Universities may run afoul of Obama Title IX protections for LGBT students

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Obama administration guidelines for LGBT student protections under Title IX remain in place, and the student codes at Liberty and Bob Jones Universities appear to violate them.

AAC&U Releases Report on National, Large-Scale Look at Student Learning

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First data, based on analysis of work at 92 colleges, finds much success in writing, some success in critical thinking and more limited success in quantitative skills.

Michigan State will ban whiteboards from dormitory doors

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Michigan State plans to bar them from dormitory room doors, in attempt to limit bullying.

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