Research universities

Study finds that public research universities recruit out of state at private high schools

Some seem to rely on out-of-state high schools -- many of them private -- without many nonwhite students, study finds.

Under pressure from Trump administration, wealthy colleges forgo stimulus funds

Facing criticism from the president and a warning from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Princeton, Stanford and -- eventually -- Harvard say they won't take millions in stimulus funds to help their needy students.

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Kansas professor indicted for allegedly failing to disclose appointment at Chinese university

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Kansas professor faces federal fraud charges for allegedly failing to disclose a full-time appointment at a Chinese university held while receiving government research grants. The indictment comes amid rising tension over Chinese scholars and security.

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New paper makes the case for paying more attention to pretenure faculty members' emotions

New paper makes the case for paying more attention to pretenure faculty members' emotions as a key component of their -- and the institution's -- success.

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University of Puerto Rico faces deep cuts to appropriations

Alaska isn't the only place facing deep cuts to public funding. The University of Puerto Rico's annual appropriation has fallen by $333 million over three years.

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Pew study finds more poor students attending college

A new report claims more poor students than ever are enrolling in the nation's colleges and universities, but a disproportionate number are attending less selective or open-access institutions, which may hinder their chances for success.

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Sociology's publishing expectations have doubled in recent decades

It's not just you: sociology's publishing expectations have doubled in recent decades, by some measures, and that threatens research ingenuity, according to one study.

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New analysis of history-major data says the field is at a 'new low.' Can it be saved?

New analysis of history-major data says the field has fallen to "new low." Can it be saved?

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College leaders discuss their participation on a federal task force that criticized higher education

College leaders talk about their participation on a federal task force on apprenticeships, which last week issued a report with scathing criticism of traditional higher education.

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Public universities band together on completion rates and achievement gaps

New project from land-grant university association will bring 100 institutions together to work on improving student completion rates and closing achievement gaps.

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