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Calls mount for SUNY chancellor to resign amid text scandal

Jim Malatras has repeatedly faced criticism for his work with the Cuomo administration. Old text messages that show him mocking a former Cuomo aide have prompted demands for his ouster.

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Survey shows annual decline in number of Ph.D.s awarded

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Annual Survey of Earned Doctorates shows drop in number of Ph.D.s awarded in 2020. It’s still too early to tell how COVID-19 impacted Ph.D. attainment, however.

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Shopify sued by publishers alleging copyright violations

Five major textbook publishers band together in a lawsuit accusing e-commerce hub Shopify of enabling digital piracy.

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Race and full-time faculty-student ratios in SUNY, CUNY

Professors from across New York’s public colleges say that all students, regardless of race or what campus they’re on, should have equal opportunities to study with full-time professors. Those chances are now concentrated on predominantly white campuses, one analysis suggests.

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A new road map for campus speech

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Task force report argues that free inquiry and inclusion are twin values, if campus groups all work to make them so.

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Butler County, Lewis and Clark Community Colleges hacked

Butler County and Lewis and Clark Community Colleges are the most recent victims in a spate of ransomware attacks targeting higher ed institutions.

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Former dean at Temple convicted in rankings scandal

A jury took less than an hour to find him guilty in case that embarrassed the university and the rankings industry.

Early signs are positive for admissions in 2021-22

Through mid-November, applications are up, the Common Application finds. Of early applicants, there is only a modest increase in submitting test scores.

Professors urge UT Austin to lift pause on antiracist study

Professors urge University of Texas at Austin to lift a pause on recruiting participants for an approved study on the effectiveness of antiracist training for white children and parents.

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Michigan State faculty members want COVID-cut pay restored

Michigan State University faculty members don’t just want their COVID-19–related cuts to pay and benefits reversed—they want them returned.

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