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Academics fact-check pervasive idea that liberal academics indoctrinate their students

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Academics fact-check the persistent idea, promoted at GOP convention, that liberal professors politically indoctrinate their students.

Dean at Seattle U, subject of protests seeking her ouster and defending her, retires

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Academic at center of dispute at Seattle University -- subject of lengthy sit-in demanding her ouster and protest defending her -- will retire.

Three professors sue UT Austin over the right to ban guns from their classrooms

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With lawsuit seeking the right to keep guns out of their classrooms, three UT Austin professors try to reshape the debate over campus carry.

Colleges rethink criminal justice training in rise of Black Lives Matter

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Shootings and debate over police tactics prompt changes in programs that train law enforcement officials.

New study suggests science dissertations increasingly are series of articles, not book-length studies

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New study suggests that science dissertations increasingly are research article based, not book-length studies, reflecting the professionalization of the Ph.D.

Meeting discusses challenges facing liberal arts colleges

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Professors and presidents consider whether their business models, demographics and programs must change for institutions to thrive.

Despite the hype, virtual reality still years away from making a difference in higher ed

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The hype has some colleges wondering if now is the right time to jump in. High costs and development issues suggest the technology is still years away from making a difference.

Common freshman reading selections focus on immigration, racial injustice

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Immigration and racial injustice are topics of choice for common reading choices this year.

Lawsuit alleges gender discrimination in requiring same-sex physics lab partners

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Student sues U of Cincinnati after being told she can't have male partner in physics lab. Emails suggest multiple university officials defended the policy, but university now says it was not mandatory.

Michigan State drops college algebra requirement

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Students at Michigan State University will no longer have to take college-level algebra, thanks to a revision of the general-education math requirement.

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