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Crop of 'anti-union' university websites sparks criticism from proponents of graduate assistant unions

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Crop of university 'anti-union' university websites sparks criticism from proponents of graduate assistant unions.

U of Chicago letter to new students on safe spaces sets off intense debate

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The university's note to new students sets off national debate on safe spaces, trigger warnings and more. Presidents of Bowdoin and Yale, with different tone, urge engagement with uncomfortable ideas.

U of Chicago warns incoming students not to expect safe spaces or trigger warnings

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After a year of protests nationwide, one university is trying to be clear about what students should expect.

U Michigan has one of the country's oldest graduate student unions and that hasn't held it back

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Critics of this week's NLRB decision in favor of graduate student unions at private institutions say it could turn graduate education upside down. But that hasn't happened on a campus with one of country's oldest public-sector graduate employee unions.

Charles Sykes takes higher education to task once again with a new book

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Author of the 1988 book Profscam, conservative talk radio host Charles Sykes, discusses his new book that again takes on higher education. 

Traditional colleges enter the coding boot camp market

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Traditional colleges including Northeastern University and Bellevue College are entering the coding boot camp market by partnering with boot camp providers or by creating their own programs.

Digital badging spreads as more colleges use vendors to create alternative credentials

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More colleges are issuing digital badges to help their students display skills to employers or graduate programs, and colleges are tapping vendor platforms to create a verified form of the alternative credentials.

Should a professor lose his job over refusing to put learning outcome on his course syllabus?

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College of Charleston professor says he's been forced out of a job for refusing to list learning outcomes to please an accreditor. He's suing and says academic freedom is being violated.

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.

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