Labor College, backed by the A.F.L.-C.I.O. for decades, closes because of finances

A union-backed college is forced to shut down. To blame: debt on campus renovations, online effort that didn't work, and waning support from organized labor. Are there lessons for other colleges?


Study links binge drinking and low critical thinking skills, with a caveat

Students who binge drink during college have significantly worse critical thinking skills than non-bingers upon graduation -- but only if they started college with comparatively low skills, study says.

As Congress negotiates budget, new survey highlights strain of sequester cuts on university research

A new survey outlines the impact automatic federal budget cuts have had on research universities, as the leaders of those institutions urge Congress to stop a second round of cuts slated for January. 

Mixed ruling in athletes' likeness lawsuit against the NCAA

Judge grants class action status for former and current players in challenging NCAA amateurism policies -- but rejects broadening of pool of athletes eligible for potential damages. Outcome appears to increase odds of a settlement.

Brown U. president calls for broad review of a lecture that was shouted down

President calls for review of incident where speaker was shouted down, and of campus climate for dissenting views. Is this university worse than others -- or has it just become a punching bag for the right?

Impact of 2013 elections on higher education

Colleges celebrate passage of several bond measures. Virginia voters reject gubernatorial candidate who frequently clashed with academe. New York City's new mayor has pledged a focus on CUNY.

U. of Chicago grad students who are breast-feeding want a place to pump


Debate at U. of Chicago raises question: Are graduate students who are breastfeeding mothers entitled to a private place to pump?


Higher ed lobbyists press for end to sequester as budget talks resume

Higher education advocates are once again pressing lawmakers to end automatic budget cuts as Congress begins new negotiations over federal spending this week. 



MLA sees decline in job listings in English and languages


MLA's annual jobs report shows dips in hiring for both English and foreign languages.

Twitter thread examines attention-seeking male professor stereotype


Do male professors need and seek out attention from their female students? A popular feminist blogger thinks so, as do many of her Twitter followers.


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