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Federal complaint against Dartmouth says the college repeatedly ignored reports of three professors' 'Animal House' behavior

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Federal complaint says college repeatedly ignored reports of three former professors' "Animal House" behavior in harassing students.

After expansion, Drew University plans nonacademic cuts

Under pressure to close funding and enrollment gaps, a small, private liberal arts institution in New Jersey expands academic offerings, then proposes cutting noninstructional budgets. Will Drew's strategy work?

Micromasters and specialization programs draw mature students eager to improve career prospects

Most students enrolled in nondegree online programs already have degrees, and a minority actually want a credential, new data show.

Paper finds female chairs benefit departments' gender diversity and equity

What a difference a chair makes: study finds female chairs improve departments' gender diversity and equity.

Philosophers will launch interdisciplinary journal that allows authors to publish under pseudonyms, citing recent threats against polarizing academics

Scholars will launch interdisciplinary journal that allows authors to publish under pseudonyms, citing recent threats against polarizing academics. Some like the idea, while posing practical and ethical objections.

Former Harvard dean's tweet against required faculty diversity statements sets off debate

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Former Harvard dean's tweet against required faculty diversity statements sets off debate.

Some at Michigan asking why music professor was granted tenure soon after misconduct investigation that was later allegedly reopened

Some at Michigan are asking why a famous music professor was granted tenure soon after a misconduct investigation that was later allegedly reopened.

UC Davis is holding eight faculty searches focused on candidates' contributions to diversity, instead of narrow disciplinary expertise

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Hoping to increase faculty diversity, UC Davis is holding eight open searches focused on candidates' contributions to diversity, instead of narrow disciplinary expertise.

When institutions look to teaching loads instead of academic program cuts in the face of budget shortfalls

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At one campus doing so, many adjuncts will lose positions, but departments aren't being eliminated.

False statistic on sexual harassment at Baylor spreads, with help from media and Twitter

University seeks to contain (self-inflicted) damage from news article and report mistakenly asserting that more than half of students have been harassed by professors.

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