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HathiTrust continues string of victories under 'fair use' doctrine in appeals court

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The digital repository HathiTrust scores another victory as a federal appeals court rules its practices fall under the "fair use" doctrine.

UNCF receives $25m from Koch brothers, prompting praise and anger

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Koch brothers make major gift to the UNCF, primarily for scholarships -- and some wonder why black college group accepted the money and will give Koch some say in how recipients are selected.

Academics who study white privilege experience attention and criticism

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Scholars fend off right-wing opposition as concept attracts mainstream attention.

Penn debates selling holdings in tobacco companies

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Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania are pushing the college to to sell its tobacco stocks -- which some of its peers did two decades ago.

Arizona State professor accused of plagiarism for second time

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A professor accused and cleared of intentional plagiarism has been accused again, this time for his new book. His defenders say the real issue is that the allegations are being made anonymously.

STEM students fare better when professors don't just lecture, study finds

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Students in science and math fields learn more and fail courses less when their instructors use methods other than lecturing, a massive study finds.

Contract renewal for adjunct with criminal past raises academic freedom concerns at Illinois

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Should a history that includes membership in the Symbionese Liberation Army and jail time disqualify one from keeping an adjunct job? Even if the instructor was open about it and received rave teaching reviews?

Would forcing fraternities to admit women reduce sexual assaults?

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Students and faculty at Wesleyan U. push to end all-male Greek houses. Would such a shift protect women?

Collaboration, or lack thereof, behind Semester Online collapse

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Administrators and faculty members reflect about future of online education on their campuses as 2U's Semester Online consortium nears its end.

Ban selfies? Most institutions say no

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Despite the uptick of institutions banning selfies at graduation, the state of the selfie in higher education is strong.

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