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Baylor not alone in shielding athletes accused of misconduct from punishment

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Baylor University’s former head football coach covered up his players’ sexual violence and other troubling behaviors for years, new court documents allege. But the university is not alone in protecting athletes from punishment.

Study sees gender gaps in Ph.D. programs, by discipline and prestige

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Study suggests that men are overrepresented in elite Ph.D. programs, especially in those fields heavy on math skills, making for segregation by discipline and prestige.

Betsy DeVos's connection to The College Fix, a conservative higher education news site

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Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has family and likely financial connections to The College Fix, a conservative news site that often criticizes liberal bias in higher education.

Teacher suspended for withdrawing college recommendation letter for student who displayed swastika

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If a high school senior displays a swastika at his school, should colleges be told? A teacher is being punished for doing just that.

Study finds negative diversity experiences affect student learning

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Study finds students' negative diversity experiences, though less common than positive ones, hinder cognitive development and student learning. 

Experts say Trump cannot cut Berkeley's funds, despite his tweet

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Experts say current law doesn’t permit punishing a university over handling of a speaker -- and that the president’s tweet distorted what took place.

AAUP says colleges should defend professors targeted for online harassment due to political views

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AAUP says institutions need to defend professors targeted for online harassment due to their political views.

In protest of Trump entry ban, some scholars are boycotting U.S.-based conferences

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Amid concerns over entry ban, calls to boycott academic conferences in the U.S. begin. International Studies Association, which will meet in Baltimore next month, is criticized for not condemning Trump's actions.

Academics consider how to rebuild public trust in higher education

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Educators deliberate how to promote liberal education and push back on attacks on academe -- in part by being more open about areas in which higher education has been weak.

Research on midcareer professors makes case for support after tenure

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Research to be presented at AAC&U makes case for supporting these faculty members and pushes back against notions that posttenure professors suffer from “malaise.”

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