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Job market is tight in many humanities fields, but healthy in economics

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Market looks tight and getting worse for job seekers in English, foreign languages, history and philosophy. But a major social science field -- economics -- is doing a lot of hiring.

Florida Atlantic moves to fire Sandy Hook denier

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Florida Atlantic acts after parents of a boy killed in the Newtown, Conn., tragedy accuse institution of ignoring damage caused by a conspiracy theorist on its faculty.

U Wisconsin faculty say they'd want to leave state if tenure were ended

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Nearly 90 percent of professors at U of Wisconsin System would consider leaving state if tenure were abolished, and majority say it would limit scholarly inquiry, according the results of controversial survey.

University of Iowa leader apologizes for saying teachers without lesson plans should be shot

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Iowa's new president apologizes for "unfortunate" off-the cuff remark.

U of California at San Diego's student government pulls funding for all student publications

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After a controversial humor magazine was denounced by University of California at San Diego administrators, the student government voted to stop funding all student media.

Anthropologists prepare to vote on a resolution to boycott Israeli universities

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At American Anthropological Association meeting, scholars prepare to vote on a resolution calling for the group to boycott Israeli universities.

Study questions whether elite college courses are of higher quality than others

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Study's preliminary findings suggest that teaching quality and academic rigor are not necessarily stronger at prestigious institutions.

College groups urge Supreme Court to allow colleges to continue to consider race in admissions

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Dozens of higher education groups urge Supreme Court to continue to allow colleges to consider race in admissions. Arguments focus on institutional autonomy.

Renaming of NYU's engineering school after donors irks some students and faculty

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Controversies at NYU and Paul Smith's College point to the potential downsides of agreeing to change a name for a large gift.

Less than two years after launch, U of Florida reboots online education initiative

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After canceling its online program management partnership with Pearson, can the University of Florida go it alone?

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