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A professor's 'Failure CV' prompts discussion of what constitutes academic success

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Princeton professor publishes CV of programs that rejected him, journals that said no and grant applications that were nixed.

Kentucky will delay free community college scholarship

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A planned scholarship to provide students in Kentucky with free tuition for the first two years is put on ice for a year by the state's governor.

UC Davis chancellor placed on leave over employment of daughter-in-law and son

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Linda Katehi has held on as chancellor despite numerous controversies, but she is placed on leave over issues related to employing her daughter-in-law.

New book, based on interviews with law deans and admissions officers, details impact of rankings

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Two sociologists interviewed law deans and admissions officers about impact of U.S. News rankings on legal education -- and their new book says impact is significant and generally negative.

Should sole faculty representative on a board share views that represent those of most faculty members?

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Illinois governor's pick for state higher education board questions the way academic freedom is defined, the need to defend faculty rights and scientific consensus on evolution.

Critics protest handling of rights to hacktivist Aaron Swartz's writings

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Decision to grant a publisher the right to print the writings of Aaron Swartz -- viewed by some as a martyr of the open-access movement -- sets off a debate about copyright.

Head of embattled for-profit-college accrediting agency resigns

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Head of embattled for-profit-college agency resigns.

Book argues faculty members should actively resist 'culture of speed' in modern academe

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New book argues that professors should actively resist the "culture of speed" in academe.

Reports circulate that American of Beirut has blocked a permanent appointment

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Reports are circulating that administrators at American University of Beirut have blocked his appointment to a permanent position there. UPDATE: University says search featured "significant procedural violations."

Oberlin professors condemn colleague's controversial remarks, others defend them

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Oberlin professors condemn a professor's anti-Semitic remarks on social media; others refuse to do so.

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