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Q&A with author of book on the unequal higher ed landscape

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New book explores how colleges were not created equal -- and how pressures have driven them to be even less so in recent decades.

Facing criticism, Cambridge University Press changes course and won't comply with Chinese government censorship request

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Facing intense criticism for caving to censors, Cambridge University Press restores access to more than 300 journal articles it had blocked in China -- but the problem for publishers isn’t going away. Chinese authorities also try to block articles from another journal.

Cambridge University Press blocks access to 300-plus articles on request of Chinese censors

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Cambridge press agrees to block access in China to more than 300 articles from a key journal for scholarship on the nation.

History book award returned amid questions about citation errors

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Honor for history book is given back amid criticism of its citations. Author says there are 52 errors he sees as accidental and mostly minor, but others see more fundamental problems.

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.

Book argues faculty members should actively resist 'culture of speed' in modern academe

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New book argues that professors should actively resist the "culture of speed" in academe.

Author discusses new book on changes in higher education marketplace

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Author discusses his new book on "the changing marketplace" facing colleges and universities.

Duke U freshmen object graphic novel depicting lesbian relationships

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Duke U freshmen say a celebrated graphic novel depicting lesbian sex and relationships shouldn't have been included on their recommended summer reading list, and some won't read it.

Author of new book on 'purposeful graduates' says colleges must talk to students about making meaningful lives

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Author of new book on "purposeful graduates" says colleges must talk to students about the importance of creating and living meaningful lives.

Paris attacks reignite debate over university presses' commitment to free speech.

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Terrorist attacks in Paris have resurrected a free speech battle between a scholar and Yale U. Press, which removed cartoons about Muhammad from her book.

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