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U of Chicago debates whether Corey Lewandowski should speak -- and whether reporters should be barred

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University faces criticism for appearance by Corey Lewandowski, former Trump campaign manager, and also for keeping journalists out of the room while he talks.

Juan Williams is out as commencement speaker at Ursinus

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Fox News contributor Juan Williams won't be speaking at Ursinus College's commencement after faculty members question his ethics.

Brown U's series on campus speech faces its first test, with a scholar using racial slurs during a talk

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Brown U's series on campus speech faces its first test, with a scholar using racial and religious slurs to make a point during a talk. Some students were offended, and one challenged him -- but not his right to speak.

Iowa lawmakers push bill to severely restrict collective bargaining for public campus employees

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Iowa lawmakers push bill to severely restrict collective bargaining by employees in higher education.

Satirical higher ed social media accounts go serious in wake of Trump election

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Satirical academic social media accounts go serious to protest Donald Trump.

Study sees gender gaps in Ph.D. programs, by discipline and prestige

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Study suggests that men are overrepresented in elite Ph.D. programs, especially in those fields heavy on math skills, making for segregation by discipline and prestige.

AAUP says colleges should defend professors targeted for online harassment due to political views

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AAUP says institutions need to defend professors targeted for online harassment due to their political views.

Textbook publishers contemplate 'inclusive access' as business model of the future

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Textbooks aren't selling like they used to, but a new business model that has led to increased access to course materials and lower costs at some universities is beginning to take shape.

In protest of Trump entry ban, some scholars are boycotting U.S.-based conferences

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Amid concerns over entry ban, calls to boycott academic conferences in the U.S. begin. International Studies Association, which will meet in Baltimore next month, is criticized for not condemning Trump's actions.

Academics consider how to rebuild public trust in higher education

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Educators deliberate how to promote liberal education and push back on attacks on academe -- in part by being more open about areas in which higher education has been weak.

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