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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.

Study finds few students cheat the system with digital homework questions

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Even if they could cheat without being penalized, most students will take an honest stab at homework questions, study finds.

Study finds inconclusive results about efficacy of adaptive learning

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Major study of adaptive learning finds inconclusive results about its ability to improve outcomes and lower costs, but use at two-year colleges and in remedial courses shows potential.

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