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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.

Nonprofit colleges signal potential support for more federal data on student outcomes

Lobbying group for independent colleges says it's open to expanding federal data collection on student outcomes but remains opposed to student-level database favored by public colleges and many policy makers.

Is philosophy really ignoring important questions about transgender identity, specifically what it means to be a woman?

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Is philosophy really ignoring important questions about transgender identity, specifically what it means to be a woman?

New findings cast net more broadly on 'nontraditional' college presidents

New findings tweak "traditional" label for presidents, asking whether U.S. public colleges and universities these days are being led by more nonacademics than we think.

Washington and Lee faces unusual challenges in confronting its history

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When a college is named for two slave owners, one of whom was a Confederate hero, history is complicated. Can Washington and Lee keep its name and still be seen as welcoming to all?

Rift among scholars over treatment of Junot Díaz as he faces harassment and misconduct allegations

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Rift among feminist scholars raises issue of how Me Too movement plays out when accused has been important voice in Latino literature -- and may be facing more criticism than white authors accused of worse.

San Diego State's provost resigns suddenly, and an unusual email he wrote to a former professor surfaces

San Diego State's provost resigns suddenly, and an unusual email he wrote to a former professor surfaces.

Most institutions say they value teaching but how they assess it tells a different story

Most institutions say they value teaching. But how they assess it tells a different story. University of Southern California has stopped using student evaluations of teaching in promotion decisions in favor of peer-review model. Oregon seeks to end quantitative evaluations of teaching for holistic model.

Advocates push for stronger Pell Grant as appropriations cycle begins

Advocates prioritize a stronger Pell Grant as the next appropriations process gets under way, but big changes to the program are viewed as unlikely before an update to Higher Education Act.

Student's protest of acting professor's comments about 'short shorts' spark conversations whether it's ever OK to comment on students' attire

A student's protest of an acting professor's comments about her "short shorts" sparks conversations about dress codes -- and whether it's ever OK for faculty members to comment on students' attire.

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