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NSF moves forward plan to link funding to appropriate conduct, but the NIH says it's not ready to take that step

Two federal science agencies announce actions on harassment, to two very different reactions -- NSF moves forward with a plan to link funding to appropriate conduct, but NIH says it's not ready to take that step.

Blended learning model at University of Central Florida draws business student ire

Business students at the University of Central Florida agitate for alternatives to a model that heavily shifts their learning time to outside the classroom and reduces exposure to instructors. Administrators say their approach is educationally sound.

Why one academic spends hours a week putting together a spreadsheet of documented harassment cases, names and all

Why one scientist spends hours a week putting together a spreadsheet of documented harassment findings, names and all.

UMBC students protest over sexual assault, university response

Students flood Maryland-Baltimore County administration building to demand new policies around campus sexual assault.

Professor cites boycott of Israeli universities in declining to write recommendation letter for student

University of Michigan professor refuses to write on behalf of student hoping to study in Israel. Are such letters a professional responsibility or subject to faculty members' political views?

New national survey finds generally positive views of higher education, but with weak points as well

National poll finds more appreciation of colleges than other surveys have. In some areas, including affirmative action, sexual assault and mental health, the public isn't impressed. Public institutions earn more confidence than private ones.

She spoke out against the termination of her campus's only mental health counselor. A student died, and she got canned.

She spoke out against the termination of her campus's only mental health counselor. A student died, and she got canned. Now this professor is suing Florida Poly for infringing on her protected speech.

Purdue blocks access to Netflix, Hulu, Steam in four lecture halls

Purdue pilot program restricts access to sites such as Netflix and Hulu in specific lecture halls.

Another controversial policy proposal in Wisconsin would eliminate all programs based on number of majors

Another controversial policy proposal in Wisconsin would eliminate all programs with fewer than five majors annually, on average, if "remediation" didn't work. Faculty leaders see attempt to turn system into a "widget factory."

Arizona psychologist faces scrutiny for grants from organization founded to support research in eugenics

University of Arizona psychologist is under scrutiny for taking money from an organization founded to support research in eugenics.

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