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Texas higher ed commissioner says outnumbered men feel uncomfortable on some campuses

Texas commissioner of higher education says outnumbered men are uncomfortable on some college campuses. How will the state navigate goals for growing numbers of male graduates in a world where the patriarchy women face is being laid bare?

Inside a failed race against the clock at SUNY Buffalo

A professor loses her job at SUNY Buffalo, and her advocates say she was denied not only a fair shot at keeping her position, but the ability to stay on health insurance while facing a life-threatening illness.

Full-time jobs in English and languages reach new low, MLA report finds

Full-time jobs in English and languages continue to decline, reaching a new low, says preliminary annual jobs report from the Modern Language Association.

Q&A with author of book on the unequal higher ed landscape

New book explores how colleges were not created equal -- and how pressures have driven them to be even less so in recent decades.

Boston U moves to terminate professor after investigation into sexual harassment claims

Boston U moves to terminate professor after high-profile investigation into claims that he harassed a former graduate student in Antarctica in 1999.

Experts: Punishments, bans not effective in changing Greek culture

Experts say suspending fraternities and sororities, as many colleges have done in recent weeks, does little to address underlying problems of Greek life.

Spate of recent college closures has some seeing long-predicted consolidation taking off

Recent closures make it more likely a trend of private college consolidation has started. Institutions feeling particular pressure are small colleges, those in the Midwest and Roman Catholic institutions located away from Catholic population centers.

Senate tax bill has some but not all provisions that alarmed higher education leaders in House bill

Tax on wealthy private college endowments is included. Deductions for state and local taxes -- viewed as essential by public higher ed -- would be killed. Some other provisions of House bill opposed by colleges are not included.

Judge issues long-awaited ruling on black colleges in Maryland

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After finding illegal discrimination against Maryland’s historically black colleges and their students, a judge orders a proposed fix. But it doesn’t include the controversial idea of transferring programs from traditionally white institutions.

Essay about being raped by professor sparks call for public acknowledgment from Stanford and disciplinary society

Professor’s essay about being harassed and raped by her late adviser sparks calls for public acknowledgment of the reasons for his past suspension from Stanford and the renaming of a disciplinary society mentorship award that bore his name.

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