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At U of Toronto, professors debate whether academic freedom covers work some view as fake science

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University of Toronto supports an “anti-psychiatry” scholarship and the professor who championed it, but some fear impact of institutional endorsement of what they view as fake science.

Experts offer questions they hope to see asked of Trump's education secretary pick

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Policy experts, academics, advocates and college administrators ask questions they hope to see answered in today's confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, the Trump administration’s education secretary nominee.

Legislation in two states seeks to eliminate tenure in public higher education

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Legislation in two states seeks to end tenure at public colleges and universities.

Diversity groups urge no vote on Sessions, citing record on protection of minority rights

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Diversity groups question Jeff Sessions’s record -- and some point to comments on race by Betsy DeVos. Senator is questioned on his views on undocumented students and shares laugh with colleague about objections from law professors.

MLA Delegate Assembly rejects boycott of Israeli universities

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Vote by Delegate Assembly was 113-79. Body approves another measure, calling on association to refrain from the boycott.

Few colleges use controversial sexual misconduct policy adopted by Stanford

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Stanford faces criticism for policies requiring a supermajority or unanimous vote when deciding responsibility in sexual misconduct cases. Few other institutions have a similar process.

Study looks at impact of adjunct hiring on college spending patterns

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Study suggests the funds institutions gain aren’t going to instruction.

Molly Broad to retire as head of main college lobbying group

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Under its first woman president, higher education’s chief lobbying group fought Obama ratings plan and embraced “innovation” agenda.

Drexel issues new statement about academic freedom and inclusivity

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University issues new statement, explicitly recognizing one of its faculty members' tweets about "white genocide" as "protected speech," but also stressing "importance of choosing one’s words thoughtfully."

Stony Brook philosophy Ph.D. says his department plans review amid claims he's a neo-Nazi

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Stony Brook may be reviewing scholarship behind dissertation approved in philosophy for figure active in white nationalist circles. Some worry about academic freedom implications of such a review.

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