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Temple hires outside counsel to investigate Hope Center

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Temple University hires outside counsel to investigate Sara Goldrick-Rab’s Hope Center. Numerous former and current employees say it’s about workplace climate complaints, but Goldrick-Rab says she requested the inquiry.

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Professor's land acknowledgment sparks controversy

A controversial land acknowledgment led to a clash between a University of Washington professor and administrators. Native scholars say the practice has value but can be problematic without a commitment to supporting Indigenous communities.

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Bomb threats continue at HBCUs

Repeated bomb threats at historically Black universities and colleges over the past month are raising concerns and prompting conversations about historical violence fueled by racism.

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Multiple suicides leave WPI reeling

A spate of student deaths has deeply shaken Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Student mental health issues, worsened by the pandemic, are a concern that extends to campuses across the U.S.

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What the success of trans swimmer Lia Thomas means for NCAA

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The dominance of Penn’s Lia Thomas has many decrying her success, though definitive research that might guide the conversation is lacking. Now the NCAA is making up the rules as it goes along.

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Michigan reaches $490M settlement in sexual abuse case

The University of Michigan has reached a settlement agreement with attorneys for more than 1,050 claimants alleging sexual abuse by now-deceased university doctor Robert Anderson.

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Trial of former Harvard chemistry chair set to begin

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The trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday in the case of the former chair of Harvard University’s chemistry department accused of lying to investigators about his ties to a Chinese university. 

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Butler County, Lewis and Clark Community Colleges hacked

Butler County and Lewis and Clark Community Colleges are the most recent victims in a spate of ransomware attacks targeting higher ed institutions.

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When suspending a professor isn't enough

Students at the University of Illinois at Chicago escalate their calls for a law professor accused of racism to be fired, now that he’s scheduled to return to the classroom. The professor says he’s caught up in something that isn’t really about him.

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Suit claims department chair shielded serial sexual predator

Students allege in a Title IX lawsuit filed against Louisiana State University that the chair of the French department protected a serial sexual predator and accused rapist.

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