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Two professors announce resignations from MassArt following harassment allegations

Two professors resign from MassArt following harassment allegations. Are art schools taking a harder line against professors in era of Me Too? Are academic and artistic freedom at risk?

Congress puts more focus on student parents with new funding

Congress triples federal funding for low-income student parents, and advocates welcome the support -- the first new investment in years -- but say much more is needed.

More money for civil rights office comes as it narrows its investigative work

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Department of Education has narrowed scope of civil rights inquiries -- a necessary step, it says, to deliver speedier resolutions to students and colleges. Some criticize changes, especially in light of new funding from Congress to support investigations.

Increases in college tuition drive down diversity at public colleges, study says

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New study examines impact of tuition increases. Nonselective institutions see the greatest decline in diversity.

Penn says Amy Wax will no longer teach required first-year law courses after more comments about race come to light

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Penn says Amy Wax will no longer teach required first-year courses after another widely criticized set of comments about race -- this time about black law students at the university -- comes to light.

Students value diversity, inclusion more than free expression, study says

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A new Gallup/Knight Foundation report breaks down student attitudes on the First Amendment.

Study finds evidence of racial and gender bias in online education

Study finds instructors are much more likely to respond to comments from white male students than from others.

Duke University blocks students from picking their roommates freshman year

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Duke University takes away from first-year students the ability to pick their roommates. This move goes against recent trends -- and raises questions about diversity, tolerance and the college experience.

UC San Diego Academic Senate rejects student-led push to cut a course on Woody Allen

UC San Diego Academic Senate rejects student-led push to cut a course on the filmmaker from the curriculum over sexual abuse allegations.

New app seeks to shake up student ratings of instruction by facilitating open-ended feedback in the moment, throughout the semester

New app seeks to shake up student ratings of instruction by promoting open-ended feedback in the moment, throughout the semester, so that the feedback becomes more constructive than punitive.

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