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Study examines professors' writing assignments for students

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National study examines the nature of assignments -- and finds many of them lacking in creativity.

New academic novel takes the form of letters of recommendation

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New novel by an English professor offers a fresh take on the academic satire genre.

Cary Nelson faces backlash over his views on a controversial scholar

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In the backlash over Cary Nelson backing the U. of Illinois for denying a job to a controversial scholar, no one is more surprised at the outrage than Cary Nelson.

Amazon expands on-campus program with Purdue U. partnership

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Amazon aims to become the de facto bookstore at Purdue University, and the retailer has more university partnerships in the works.

Federal judge: NCAA violates antitrust law

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Federal judge finds that ban on sharing revenue with football and basketball players violates the law.

U. of Illinois apparently revokes job offer to controversial scholar

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Professor whose writings have angered many was offered job at U. of Illinois, pending formal board approval. He didn't get it. Is he being punished for his views? His tone? Both? 

NCAA settlement includes $70 million for concussion testing

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NCAA agrees to create $70 million fund to diagnose concussions and related ailments, but lawsuit settlement won't provide any money for those who need care.

Community college president's leaked email shows plan to trade political support for state funds

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A leaked email shows a community college president's attempt to pressure a governor for $20 million in state funds -- even though the college had already finished the project for which the money was appropriated.

 

U. of Texas at Austin leader won't be forced out immediately

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U. of Texas chancellor, following protests from faculty and students, backs down on demands that the popular president of Austin campus leave office quickly. How was his job saved?

FIRE challenges rules at four colleges -- Chicago State, Citrus, Iowa State, Ohio -- and promises more litigation

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Lawsuits on speech issues announced against Chicago State, Citrus College, Iowa State, and Ohio University – and more litigation expected.

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