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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.

Florida community college to consider salary bids from potential faculty members

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One, two, three -- sold to the lowest bidder? State College of Florida at Manatee-Sarasota is considering making faculty hiring decisions based in part on how low an instructor is willing to go on salary.

Wartburg College and other liberal arts institutions make drastic cuts, challenging their identities as liberal institutions.

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When a college eliminates its only positions for philosophy and American literature, but adds a slot for music therapy, has it changed its mission?

Dispute on required math textbook escalates into broader debate about costs and academic freedom

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Reprimand for faculty member who assigned less expensive options than his department's preference (book by two of its own) sets off debate on academic freedom and expensive books.

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