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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.

Sewanee debates honor for Charlie Rose, sin, forgiveness and harassment

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Sewanee rejects push to revoke honorary degree given to Charlie Rose. Students object not only to that decision but to letter from university leaders about forgiveness, sin and condemnation.

Journal article explains how Russian bots created fear at University of Missouri

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Journal article reveals that anger and confusion at University of Missouri in 2015 were due in part to fabricated reports that were part of a disinformation campaign from Russia.

Two professors on different campuses used the N-word last week. One was suspended and one was backed by his institution

Two professors on different campuses used the N-word last week. One was suspended and one was backed by his institution, demonstrating academe's continually fraught relationship with the term.

NSF requires that institutions report findings of harassment and suspensions in its funded labs and field sites

NSF starts requiring that institutions report findings of harassment and suspensions in its funded labs and field sites, and reminds institutions that it can pull funding where necessary.

Controversial event at University of Chicago law school called off

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Description of conservative group's gathering said immigration has turned U.S. into "porcelain receptacle for other nations’ wretched refuse." Group said rhetoric was intentionally hyperbolic, and that students canceled the event.

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