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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.

Lamar Alexander's decision to retire could add urgency to pass higher ed law

The chairman of the Senate education committee, planning retirement in 2020, could step up efforts to pass a new higher ed law in the next Congress.

In switch to digital-first products, publishers are signing fewer textbook authors

Leading academic publishers are signing fewer textbook authors and instead channeling investments into digital courseware.

Fund-raising in times of crisis is a tough balancing act

Fallout from on-campus tragedies and athletic program controversies prompts donors to circle the wagons -- or flee.

Are numbers of doctorates awarded finally starting to reflect the poor academic job market?

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Are numbers of doctorates awarded finally starting to reflect the poor academic job market? New data show decline in nonscience and engineering degrees. Women continue to make gains.

Minerva Project draws notice for its practical, rigorous curriculum and student learning results

The Minerva Project's big contribution to higher education might not be its vision of an elite, global university, but the groundbreaking curriculum it hopes to export to universities around the world.

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.

U of Arizona is being sued once again for alleged discrimination against women in terms of salary and promotions

U of Arizona is sued over alleged discrimination against female faculty members in pay and promotions. This suit follows one by female deans.

New research provides detailed data better explaining college teaching costs

New research points to differentials in faculty pay and class size.

Autograder issues upset students at Berkeley

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Computer science students at the University of California, Berkeley, are frustrated with a malfunctioning autograding system.

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