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Study: Some things matter more than class size when it comes to student success

New study argues that the class-size debate needs a lot more nuance. Will this finally move conversations forward, beyond “small is good” and “big is bad”?

Study says biological research still treats female subjects as an afterthought

Study says biological research still treats female subjects as an afterthought. But “sex inclusion” in the sample has its critics.

No NLRB jurisdiction at religious colleges

In a blow to unions, NLRB overturns a rule saying that many adjuncts at religious institutions are entitled to collective bargaining.

Scientists strike for black lives, a more inclusive academia

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Scientists and students dedicated yesterday to healing and action in support of black lives.

Searching for a meaningful response from college leaders to the killing of George Floyd

Many higher education leaders called for change in response to the killing of George Floyd, but few shared ideas on how to enact it. Observers want them to do more.

Black birders week

#BlackBirdersWeek seeks to interrupt stereotypes about who belongs in nature and science.

Professor resigns after criticizing protesters and another faces calls for his termination

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Professor resigns after criticizing protesters, and another faces calls for his termination. What's a better way to respond to national protests and students' concerns about them?

How a new, one-person teaching center is navigating a moment of peril and opportunity

A professor put in charge of her campus's tiny teaching center in the midst of the pandemic discusses the problems and potential of tapping in to fellow faculty members' newfound thirst to get better.

Academics called to help interpret, guide national response to police violence and related civil unrest

Academics are called to help interpret and guide a national response to police violence and related civil unrest.

Some departments plan on suspending or limiting graduate cohorts for a year or longer, to free up time and money for current students

Some social science departments are suspending or limiting graduate cohorts to free up money and faculty attention for students affected by the pandemic. But some question the decision, pointing to need for more social scientists in a public health crisis, not fewer.

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