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New book discusses self-stratification among black academics

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New book discusses self-stratification among black academics.

Why did UC Riverside Fire a Tenured Professor?

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The University of California has fired just a handful of tenured professors since the late 1950s -- including one late last month. Details are still hazy, but those involved in the controversial case against a well-known professor of English at the Riverside campus are breaking their silence.

Oxford activists issue new demands after university announces it won't remove statue of Rhodes

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After U of Oxford rejects student demands to remove a statue of Cecil John Rhodes, protesters issue a new set of demands related to racial issues on campus.

U of Connecticut creates new living-learning center for black male students

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UConn creates new living and learning space for African-American male students. Some see overdue attention to this group's needs. Others see segregation.

Critics see mismatch between Coursera's mission, business model

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Coursera's decision to charge learners in some massive open online courses up front -- viewed by some as inevitable -- has critics asking if the MOOC provider is diverging from its mission of universal access.

Did Baylor U's new provost step down over controversy surrounding a diversity program?

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Did Baylor U's new provost step down over faculty objections to his diversity initiative, in particular his plan to hire a chief diversity officer? Does diversity look different at a Christian university?

Oberlin's president refuses to negotiate with student list of demands

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Faced with 14 pages of demands by black students, he says that he won't respond to "any document that explicitly rejects the notion of collaborative engagement."

Proposed faculty union at Carroll College is the first to be rejected under new guidelines

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NLRB rejects bid from tenure-line professors at Carroll College, suggesting that it remains difficult to win collective bargaining rights at private colleges.

Florida governor wants to know why all psychology majors aren't employed

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Florida's governor has called public university presidents to a meeting to ask why they can't be sure graduates in their most popular majors will all be employed. His prime target is psychology.

Explaining Khan Academy's patent application for A/B testing in education

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Experts attempt to make sense of Khan Academy's patent application for A/B testing in education -- and whether it can even be patented.

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