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In blow to graduate student union movement on private campuses, three would-be unions withdraw petitions

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In a blow to the graduate student union movement on private campuses, three would-be unions withdraw their petitions from the National Labor Relations Board, saying they'll instead return to seeking voluntary recognition.

NSF requires that institutions report findings of harassment and suspensions in its funded labs and field sites

NSF starts requiring that institutions report findings of harassment and suspensions in its funded labs and field sites, and reminds institutions that it can pull funding where necessary.

Senate budget agreement boosts student aid and research, but does not restore DACA

Senate budget agreement lifts spending caps in ways that could enable significant gains in spending on research and student aid. But no solution is provided for undocumented students.

Study finds humanities majors land jobs and are happy in them

New data suggest that STEM majors are not the only route to success.

Author discusses new book in which he criticizes use of metrics in higher education

Author discusses new book on what he views as the dangers of an obsession with numbers in analyzing admissions, academic success, faculty productivity and more in higher education.

New novel about academic life is not a ringing endorsement, to say the least

A new novel about academic life is not a ringing endorsement, to say the least. But it will make you laugh. And that's the point.

A year later the Trump administration's travel restrictions -- opposed by many in higher ed -- are having an impact

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Visa data suggest decreases in the number of individuals from countries affected by the travel ban coming to the U.S. as students or for short-term business travel, a category that includes travel related to academic conferences.

Chancellor created jobs for daughter and son-in-law

A chancellor secured positions for his daughter and son-in-law, even amid tight budgets at his university.

After a major flap, history's premier journal announces series of changes aimed at diversifying viewpoints and contributors

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After a major editorial flap, history's premier journal announces a series of changes aimed at diversifying viewpoints and contributors.

Study suggests ways liberal arts colleges can create online courses

Initiative to encourage liberal arts colleges to create online courses gets positive reviews from faculty members, but students may not be convinced.

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