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Clinton and Trump offer contrast on science policy

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Clinton offers detailed plans and pledges to listen to researchers. Trump hasn't offered plans and has questioned scientific consensus on key issues.

New study suggests continued bias in academic conference panel selections

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New study provides evidence that when those reviewing panel submissions see a woman's name, she is less likely to be invited than if no name is seen.

LIU Brooklyn campus, in contract dispute with faculty union, tells 400 professors they will be replaced

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Long Island University's Brooklyn campus, in contract fight with faculty union, tells 400 professors not to come to work and cuts them off from health insurance.

Lafayette professor goes on hunger strike to protest president's veto of his tenure bid

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Lafayette professor goes on a hunger strike to protest what he sees as irregularities and injustices in his failed tenure bid. He is the latest minority professor to raise questions about fairness of teaching evaluations.

A foreign academic briefly detained in Turkey tells his story

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A foreign academic briefly detained in Turkey and fired from his university for alleged links to coup-plotters tells his story. 

Wayne State Donor Agreement Goes Under the Microscope

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Pizza baron's gift to Wayne State business school draws scrutiny over provisions requiring consulting with donors on certain courses and stipulations on what a dean should be paid.

Protests, racist incidents lead to more multicultural programs on campuses

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As first academic year since last fall's protests start, many colleges are adding diversity programs to orientation or requiring students to complete online multicultural training.

U of Chicago warns incoming students not to expect safe spaces or trigger warnings

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After a year of protests nationwide, one university is trying to be clear about what students should expect.

U Michigan has one of the country's oldest graduate student unions and that hasn't held it back

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Critics of this week's NLRB decision in favor of graduate student unions at private institutions say it could turn graduate education upside down. But that hasn't happened on a campus with one of country's oldest public-sector graduate employee unions.

Stanford's ban on large containers of hard alcohol sparks debate about sexual assault

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Stanford adopts policy banning large containers of hard alcohol on campus, leading to criticism that such policies do little to protect victims of campus sexual assault.

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