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Study links faculty attitudes on intelligence to student success in STEM, with large impact on minority student success

Students have better educational outcomes in courses taught by those who have "growth mind-sets" than those who believe intelligence is fixed. For minority students, achievement gaps are cut in half.

Study documents economic gains from liberal arts education

Sure, engineers earn more, but new study shows that liberal arts college grads are doing just fine and seeing economic mobility -- and that much of what is said about graduates of these programs is not backed by evidence.

Large donation to a small community college changes the outlook on fund-raising by two-year institutions

A $5 million donation may seem like small change in the era of Bloomberg's billions. But at community colleges the impact can be dramatic.

UNC Chapel Hill interim chancellor appointment dredges up questions about academic freedom and sports ties

A scheduling fight over a controversial class on college athletics is back in the spotlight because one key player is now Chapel Hill's interim chancellor.

While staying the course in Saudi Arabia, MIT says it will strengthen processes for reviewing projects in "problematic countries"

Spurred by Khashoggi killing, MIT says it will strengthen review of collaborations in countries where governments are engaged in human rights violations but won't override faculty prerogative or terminate existing Saudi-sponsored projects.

California's online community college finds its leader: Heather Hiles

Heather Hiles, an entrepreneur and Gates Foundation alum, will lead the new institution, launching this fall with competency-based certificate programs for the state's adults.

Weighing in on Duke case, experts discuss discrimination against international students and pressures to assimilate

Recent controversy over email from Duke professor about Chinese students speaking Chinese in lounges reflects larger tensions in academe, experts say.

American Library Association criticized for response to racism complaint

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Association is accused of trying to silence an African American librarian who complained about hostile comments directed at her during the association’s midwinter meeting.

Homeland Security creates fake university to lure undocumented immigrants seeking to stay in U.S.

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Federal agents created a fake university, even enlisting help from an accreditor, to lure undocumented immigrants who were trying to stay in the U.S.

New research says relatively simple interventions are effective in addressing faculty workload imbalances and inequities

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New research says some straightforward interventions are effective in addressing faculty workload disparities.

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