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Cal State allows students to take online courses from other system institutions

University system's program will let residential students enroll at no charge in online courses from any of the system's 23 campuses -- not just the one where they're enrolled.

Medieval studies groups say major conference is trying to limit diverse voices and topics

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Medieval studies groups say a major conference is trying to limit the number of diverse voices and topics. The debate is part of a bigger fight over whether medieval studies should remain a fundamentally European field.

Berklee College of Music defies conventional wisdom with low-price online program

Most institutions charge students the same or more for online programs than for face-to-face. Berklee has found success with a pricing model that favors online students.

Stephen F. Austin optimizes course schedule to add faculty lines that paid for themselves

Facing a budget cut and clogged general education courses, Stephen F. Austin optimized its course schedule to add faculty lines that paid for themselves, and then some.

When digital humanities meets activism

Rapidly produced and highly topical digital humanities projects are challenging perceptions of the field.

Wisconsin Supreme Court says Marquette must reinstate professor it wanted to fire

Wisconsin Supreme Court sides with a Marquette professor in a widely followed case involving academic freedom and professional responsibilities toward students.

William Shatner unleashes on academics on Twitter after he criticizes librarians over renaming award named after Laura Ingalls Wilder

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William Shatner unleashes on academics on Twitter after he criticizes librarians' recent decision to rename an award named after Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Rate My Professors ditches its chili pepper "hotness" quotient

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Rate My Professors ditches its chili pepper "hotness" rating after professors criticize the teacher-rating website for contributing to a poor academic climate for women.

Professor halts study dealing with self-esteem and size of male organs

Professor halts study on link between size and self-esteem, saying publicity hurt her effort.

Pitt moves to rename building of public health school, which honors disgraced scientist

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After extensive study, Pitt moves to change name of building that houses its public health program -- a name that currently honors the U.S. surgeon general who oversaw the Tuskegee experiment.

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