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2019 In-and-Out List

A look at what happened in 2018 and what’s to come in 2019 with Inside Higher Ed’s seventh annual in-and-out list.

Little drama with Duke's random roommate policy

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Move was seen as an effort to promote understanding across racial and other groups. It may be too early to tell if it will work, but so far, it appears to be going smoothly.

Anti-Semitic incidents surge on college campuses after Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Since the deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue in October, campuses have seen a rise in displays targeting Jews.

Baylor studies find that students perform better on tests after eight hours of sleep

Students in a Baylor University class weren't sleeping enough. Their professor offered them extra credit if they got eight hours of sleep or more -- and they performed better on final exams than their peers.

Princeton a cappella group discontinues singing Disney song over complaints of misogyny and lack of consent

A Princeton a cappella group won't sing "Kiss the Girl" from The Little Mermaid after complaints that its performance made audience members uncomfortable.

Anonymous pamphlets channel complaints at LIU

A series of anonymous pamphlets roils Long Island University's Post campus, portraying its president as out of touch and overpaid in a time of budget cuts.

Protests over UMD athletics scandals shows student division

Maryland's student government organized a rally to encourage backing the football team. Many minority students and others said it was time to focus on the abuse of athletes and the death of a black player.

False statistic on sexual harassment at Baylor spreads, with help from media and Twitter

University seeks to contain (self-inflicted) damage from news article and report mistakenly asserting that more than half of students have been harassed by professors.

College concierge expansion is on the horizon

New Mexico State University has launched a "campus concierge" to alleviate student stress. Services are expected at more campuses.

Unsolved murder of black student at Humboldt State raises many questions

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You've probably never heard of the black student at Humboldt State who was killed in 2017 and whose murder remains unsolved -- even as journalists nationwide publicized the disappearance and murder of Mollie Tibbets, a white Iowa student.

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