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Texas State president blasts "racist" student column

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Texas State's president calls an opinion piece published by the student newspaper "racist." Others have demanded the paper's funding be pulled. Minority students defend the publication and say their views are being squelched.

New report says improving educational quality, completion and increasing affordability is everyone's business

Major study by American Academy of Arts and Sciences seeks change in curriculum and assessment, commitment to funding public higher education, new ideas about the faculty role, and more.

University faces uproar over recording showing how teaching assistant was questioned over video debate on pronouns

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University president apologizes after recording reveals how a graduate student was questioned over use of a video, which offended at least one student, of debate on nontraditional pronouns.

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.

Professors say they won't advise students to work or study at U of Rochester

Professors from around the world say they won’t advise students to study or work at Rochester in light of institution’s alleged attempts to downplay serious harassment case. Is this next tactic in battle against discrimination?

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.

Knox College calls off Brecht play after complaints of racial insensitivity

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Knox College pulls the plug on a planned production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan over concerns about race.

Study finds male Ph.D. candidates submit and publish papers at significantly higher rates than female peers on the same campus

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Study finds male Ph.D. candidates submit and publish papers at much higher rates than women, even at the same institution. One factor is that women teach more during their Ph.D. programs and men serve more often as research assistants.

Professors on three campuses face disciplinary action or resign over harassment allegations

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Senior faculty members on three campuses face disciplinary action or resign over harassment allegations. Some observers see movement in the right direction but say academe still has a ways to go in ending the “academic casting couch.”

In hiring for junior faculty positions, study finds bias against female candidates who have partners

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Study suggests women with male partners face bias in searches for junior faculty members.

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