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Alabama-Birmingham faces federal investigation after unusual Title IX complaint

Student at one university says he was sexually assaulted on his campus by student from another university, which found the accused responsible -- twice -- but declined to punish him.

Medieval studies groups say major conference is trying to limit diverse voices and topics

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Medieval studies groups say a major conference is trying to limit the number of diverse voices and topics. The debate is part of a bigger fight over whether medieval studies should remain a fundamentally European field.

William Shatner unleashes on academics on Twitter after he criticizes librarians over renaming award named after Laura Ingalls Wilder

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William Shatner unleashes on academics on Twitter after he criticizes librarians' recent decision to rename an award named after Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Trump administration rescinds Obama guidance on race and admissions

Education and Justice Departments withdraw seven documents from Obama administration on race and admissions. DeVos urges educators to use Supreme Court decisions as a guide.

Re-evaluating perceptions about first-generation college students and their academic engagement

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New survey data challenge perceptions about first-generation college students, showing strong academic engagement and commitment to college. But the group lagged behind their peers in social comfort and resiliency.

Big racial and sectoral gaps in student loan default rates mostly persist even after controlling for wealth and income

Crisis-level student loan default rates among black borrowers and those who attended for-profits cannot be explained fully by students' backgrounds, study finds, including measures of income, employment and parental wealth.

More college students attending summer classes thanks to yearlong Pell Grants

Enrollment numbers at many colleges -- especially those in areas with less generous state aid -- show significant boosts in attendance in the first full summer since Congress restored year-round grants.

Study finds recommendation letters inadvertently signal doubt about female applicants more than they do for men

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Study finds recommendation letters for academic jobs signal doubt about female applicants more than they do for men, with real, negative effects on their job chances.

National Academies report: sexual harassment is costly to science, compliance-based approaches don't work

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National Academies report says sexual harassment is costly to science and that compliance-based approaches to curbing it don't work. Promoting civility and otherwise managing research and learning climates is more effective, it says.

New data analysis from National Academy of Arts and Sciences says humanities Ph.D.s may not earn a lot but are satisfied over all

New data analysis from American Academy of Arts and Sciences says humanities Ph.D.s may earn less than their counterparts in other fields but are satisfied -- particularly if they stay in academe.

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