U of Kansas professor is on leave after comments on race result in 5 complaints

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Kansas professor is on leave after students complain over her use of n-word and her statements on retention. Situation is latest to raise issues of racial sensitivity and academic freedom.

Montana State U Faculty Senate rejects proposed hospitality program

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Montana State professors take stand against a new vocational program -- despite strong administration and industry support -- questioning the kinds of jobs it would produce and the impact on core academic fields.

More higher ed, library groups speak out in support of Lingua editors

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Higher education and library organizations, led by the Association of Research Libraries, side with the Lingua editors and criticize Elsevier.

U of Kansas chancellor hosts listening session on race but students want more than another conversation

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Leaders of U of Kansas, trying to avoid becoming the next U of Missouri, hold intense, lengthy meeting with hundreds of minority students. Can the university deliver what they want?

Open-access advocates see opportunity in Lingua 'editorial mutiny'

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Open-access advocates see an opportunity to capitalize on the Lingua controversy, but outcomes of previous mass resignations at scholarly journals paint an unclear picture of the impact of "editorial mutinies."

Video shows Mizzou student press clash with protesters

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U of Missouri activists clash with student photographer, raising questions about protesters and free expression. And role of professor in blocking the student sets off large debate -- and she apologizes.

Study questions whether elite college courses are of higher quality than others

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Study's preliminary findings suggest that teaching quality and academic rigor are not necessarily stronger at prestigious institutions.

U of Wisconsin Madison approves faculty-backed tenure policy

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Madison faculty members are trying to restore in university policy what Governor Scott Walker and Republican legislators took away. Will the plan work?

Editors and editorial board quit top linguistics journal to protest subscription fees

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The six editors and 31 editorial board members of Lingua, a top linguistics journal, have all resigned to protest Elsevier pricing. They plan a new open-access journal.

Study suggests instructional spending leads to better student employment outcomes

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Study suggests that instructional spending pays off in the long run, in terms of student employment outcomes.


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