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Berkeley grad students say they should have been told their professor was being investigated for sexual harassment

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Colleges don’t tell students that professors are being investigated for -- or even had been found guilty of -- harassment. Berkeley grad students demand change in this practice.

Princeton proposal would require all students -- even those already proficient -- to study a language other than English

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Princeton general-education proposal would require all students -- even those already proficient in a foreign language -- to study a language other than English. Most of the shrinking number of institutions with requirements let students test out of them.

Authors discuss new book challenging the narrative about colleges and the 'skills gap'

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Authors discuss book that seeks to counter the narrative about how higher ed prepares students for careers. They say college must be more than job training, and that term “liberal arts” is misunderstood.

Growth of Illinois's MOOC-powered M.B.A. degree exceeds university's expectations

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The University of Illinois's iMBA program offers encouraging news about the viability of graduate degrees built on MOOCs.

American University student government launches campaign for mandatory trigger warnings

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American U student government launches campaign in support of mandatory trigger warnings -- despite a recently reaffirmed faculty stance against them.

New grants to help institutions embed Reacting to the Past, other high-impact teaching practices in undergraduate curriculum

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New series of grants seek to help institutions embed Reacting to the Past and other high-impact teaching practices in the undergraduate curriculum.

U of Vermont medical school to get rid of all lecture courses

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U of Vermont's College of Medicine announces it will get rid of lecture courses and completely reshape the faculty role -- a first for a traditional medical school.

U of Chicago professors issue letter on safe spaces and trigger warnings

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More than 150 faculty members offer new students a different view on safe spaces, trigger warnings and diversity.

Flier campaign at Michigan State targets Hispanic professor who advises Trump

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Flier campaign at Michigan State targets a Hispanic professor who advises Donald Trump.

Lego-inspired social media character reveals the gallows humor of grad school life

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A "hollow head struggling to make it through a blocky world" helps one Ph.D. student and his many followers cope with graduate school's challenges.

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