Professors afforded few guarantees of privacy in the Internet age

Several professors recently have come under fire for communications with students they intended to remain private. But little is private in the Internet age, experts say.

Montana adjusts to life as a 'blueprint' for sexual assault response

Montana didn't ask to be the national model for sexual assault response, but after a series of alleged rapes, the U.S. government made it so. Staff members and students adjust to expansive policies and a spotlight that isn't dimming.

As colleges prepare for major software upgrades, Kuali tries to woo them from from corporate vendors


As colleges replace aging campus management software, billions will be spent. Can open-source Kuali save money, and gain traction against corporate competitors?

Academics to propose federal legislation restructuring NCAA

A sports reform group pitches federal legislation to enable colleges to collaboratively cut sports costs and increase emphasis on education and athlete welfare.

Two years after dramatic price drop, Sewanee's tuition has climbed back up

Sewanee got a lot of attention for dropping its sticker price in 2011. Now it's back up. 

Proposed Ph.D. funded by JPMorgan Chase raises questions at U. of Delaware

A planned doctoral program at University of Delaware -- funded primarily by JPMorgan Chase -- is raising questions about academic-business partnerships.

NYU offers to let election go forward on union for teaching assistants but not research assistants

NYU offers to permit election on collective bargaining for teaching assistants, but not for research assistants. Move marks shift for university, but union leader says it is based on "arbitrary distinctions."

Harvard rejects call to divest from fossil fuels

University president says she doesn't believe selling holdings in fossil fuel companies is "warranted or wise," and suggests doing so would be inconsistent with how students and professors use energy.

With malicious attacks on the rise, universities seek security


The number of malicious attacks colleges and universities are bombarded with has increased exponentially over the last decade, but so have institutions' means of fighting back.

Government shutdown curbs academic research at many levels

Research nationwide was interrupted Wednesday as the federal government shutdown continued for a second day.



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