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White House proposes eliminating university-based coastal research program

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Amid report White House wants to kill program based at 33 universities, defenders note many of its projects relate directly to local business needs.

Middlebury engages in soul-searching after speech is shouted down and professor is attacked

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New details on shouting down of a speaker add to the soul-searching: professor was attacked after event; nonstudents were among those involved; president vows to promote value of free expression.

Middlebury students shout down lecture by Charles Murray

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Middlebury students chant and shout to prevent Charles Murray from speaking. He later is led to a private location, where a discussion with a professor is livestreamed. After the event some attack car carrying Murray and a professor.

One of the most liberal-minded disciplines plots its course under the new administration

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Anthropology -- where the work of researchers is often at odds with the priorities of the Trump White House -- tries to figure out how to maneuver.

Academy of Arts and Sciences makes case for increasing foreign language learning capacity

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences makes the case for increasing foreign language learning capacity in a political climate that's increasingly anti-global.

Study suggests that women are more ethical than men in science, and that may hold them back

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Study finds that physicists are more likely to describe women as ethical scientists, but in ways that potentially limit their productivity and competitiveness.

Education secretary criticizes professors as telling students 'what to think'

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Professors tell students "what to say, and more ominously, what to think," new education secretary says in her first sustained criticism of higher education.

AAC&U Releases Report on National, Large-Scale Look at Student Learning

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First data, based on analysis of work at 92 colleges, finds much success in writing, some success in critical thinking and more limited success in quantitative skills.

Youngstown State adjuncts 'celebrate' 25 years without a raise

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At Youngstown State, adjuncts marked the anniversary with a cake.

Liberal arts students' fears about the job market upon graduation are increasingly informing what they choose to study, even as electives

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At colleges proud of attracting students who want a broad-based, non-vocational education, numbers of majors in arts and humanities are falling.

 

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