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Study finds evidence of institutional favoritism in academic publishing

Study finds evidence of institutional bias in publishing, in that journals favor the work of authors who either work or studied at the universities that house the publications.

After a major flap, history's premier journal announces series of changes aimed at diversifying viewpoints and contributors

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After a major editorial flap, history's premier journal announces a series of changes aimed at diversifying viewpoints and contributors.

Late researcher's work on potential herpes vaccine was promising, but he used risky human trial with no oversight

A late Southern Illinois professor's findings on a potential vaccine for herpes looked promising, until it was revealed he'd proceeded with a risky human trial with no oversight.

Professors debate the role of the historian (or lack thereof) in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's Vietnam documentary

Professors debate the role -- or absence -- of the historian in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's new Vietnam documentary, concurring that a lack of critical perspective makes the film more milquetoast than masterpiece.

Scholars push for free access to online citation data, saying they need and deserve access to reference data they helped create

Scholars push for free access to online citation data, saying they need and deserve access to the reference data they helped create.

Coker College lets faculty deviate from standard Monday, Wednesday, Friday teaching routine

Coker College shakes things up by allowing interested professors to break out of the 50-minute routine.

New Koch-backed institute at U of Utah raises questions about academic freedom and whether it is designed to "rival" economics department

New Koch-backed institute at the University of Utah is raising questions about academic freedom and whether the center is designed to compete with Utah’s existing economics department.

After jail sentence for Princeton Ph.D. student, scholars consider safety of research in Iran

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Following 10-year jail sentence for Princeton Ph.D. student, scholars discuss the uncertainties of doing research in Iran.

Academics push back against attorney general's misrepresentation of their study

Attorney general railed against crime in sanctuary cities, citing two professors’ work. But his claims are contrary to their conclusions.

House bill would shield indirect research costs, increase NIH and college prep programs

In draft bill, House Republicans reject administration plan to slash research reimbursements, propose increased spending on NIH and college prep programs, and sustain AmeriCorps. Panel would take $3.3 billion from Pell surplus.

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