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University think tanks face tough road but continued interest

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University-affiliated research centers face a fight for funding and an assault on experts, but few think institutions will be able to resist future ventures.

Ph.D. recipients increase in number, job prospects vary, new U.S. data show

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New federal data show American universities awarded a record number of Ph.D.s in 2015.

Ohio is site of next showdown over campus carry

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Faculty groups urge governor to veto legislation that could effectively end gun bans. Recent incident at Ohio State complicates debate.

Experts talk about the college completion push and what comes next

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The college completion agenda reaches an inflection point as the Obama administration ends and the nation increasingly focuses on jobs and college value. Experts assess shifts in the completion push and what comes next.

While some universities hit pause, many move ahead with implementation of overtime rule

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After last-minute injunction halted a federal overtime rule, many colleges and universities will go ahead with planned changes.

Philosopher proposes code of conduct for academics as MIT professors affirm commitment to shared values

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Philosopher proposes a code of conduct for academics in a time of political uncertainty. MIT faculty members affirm their commitment to shared values.

New website seeks to register professors accused of liberal bias and 'anti-American values'

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New website seeks to register professors accused of liberal bias and “anti-American values.”

Rutgers places adjunct on leave for tweets he says were based on rhetoric of President-elect Trump

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Rutgers places adjunct on leave for Twitter comments that he says were modeled on (and a critique of) the pro-gun rhetoric of the president-elect -- and that he says never should have been taken literally.

NSSE survey finds lack of support, unsafe feelings among minority students

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Student engagement survey finds black students are more than twice as likely as other students to feel "physically unsafe" on campus, and that black professors interact more with their students than do other professors.

Growing movement calls on universities to limit their cooperation with federal immigration officials

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A growing movement, in wake of Trump’s victory, calls on colleges to limit cooperation with federal immigration officials. Legal and political impacts are unclear.

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