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Should professors be told why they were denied tenure?

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When a tenure bid goes south, is the professor entitled to know why? Experts say yes, but a faculty member at the U. of Missouri says the institution is holding out on his request for a reason.

U. of Michigan's response to athlete's concussion renews regulation debate

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Would formal regulations and sanctions have helped prevent the University of Michigan's mishandling of a quarterback's concussion?

Despite faculty opposition, a politician to become president of Florida State U.

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Trustees, despite faculty and student opposition, pick political insider without experience in higher education.

 

Salaita case illustrates 'two cultures' of academe, many experts say

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Most of the opposition to the U. of Illinois decision to block the hiring of Steven Salaita has come from the humanities, and most of the university's defenders are campus scientists. Why?

Think tank backs changes to Pell by pointing out tricks colleges play with merit aid

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Lobbying for changes to key aid program for low-income students, New America Foundation study points to tricks colleges play with Pell Grants.

Endowed chair promotes critical thinking at RIT

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What one university is doing to promote critical thinking. Hint: It involves a chair, a really expensive one.

Following Yale president's plea for free expression, student groups protest speaker

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Two weeks after president called for preserving campus as platform for all ideas, more than 30 student groups protest appearance by Ayaan Hirsi Ali -- a women's rights activist and a vocal, often controversial critic of Islam.

U. Illinois board votes 'No' on Salaita appointment

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Steven Salaita will not work at the U. of Illinois, trustees confirm Thursday. But they commit to doing the "right thing," possibly in a settlement.

Berkeley chancellor angers faculty members with remarks on civility and free speech

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As Berkeley chancellor joins those calling for more civility in academe, faculty critics see an attack on academic freedom.

New book blames colleges for many college graduates' difficult adjustment to adulthood

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In a new book, the authors of Academically Adrift return to report on how the same cohort of "meandering" students are faring after graduation. It's not a pretty picture.

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