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Law schools compete for students many may not have admitted in the past

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More law schools are admitting less qualified students. Are they prepared for what happens next?

Open records and academic freedom come to a head in Kansas

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Legal fight at University of Kansas over emails from a professor who has received funding from the Koch brothers sets off a debate about undue influence and academic freedom. 

New Congress seeks to redefine full-time work in health law, which colleges support, adjuncts don't

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As Republicans take control of Congress, an early priority is to redefine a full-time work under the health care law from 30 to 40 hours -- a change colleges support but adjuncts oppose. 

Study finds no impact of increasing class size on student outcomes

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Adding students to sections has no impact on outcomes, according to a large national study.

Rethinking the library proves a divisive topic at many liberal arts institutions

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Library directors at liberal arts institutions are losing their jobs as they clash with faculty and administrators over the future of the academic library.

At annual meeting, anthropologists discuss the academic boycott of Israel

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At the American Anthropological Association's annual meeting, momentum builds in favor of a boycott of Israeli universities.

U. of Oregon grad students strike for better benefits

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U. of Oregon graduate teaching assistants walk out, with end of semester looming, after failed negotiations over paid leave. 

Domestic abuse as prevalent as sexual assault on college campuses

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Over Thanksgiving weekend two college students were killed in cases of domestic abuse, which, while not as frequently discussed as sexual assault, remains a serious problem on college campuses.

Analysis says humanities Ph.D.s get take longer in coursework than dissertations

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New analysis suggests that time to degree for Ph.D.s may not be as lengthy as some assume, and that the key to shorter humanities doctorates may be coursework, not the dissertation.

Guaranty agency buys most of crumbling for-profit Corinthian Colleges in U.S.

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Half of Corinthian Colleges goes nonprofit, as loan guarantor ECMC will buy 56 Everest and WyoTech campuses. Critics say the purchase doesn't do nearly enough for students or to prevent conflicts of interest.

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