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Charles Sykes takes higher education to task once again with a new book

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Author of the 1988 book Profscam, conservative talk radio host Charles Sykes, discusses his new book that again takes on higher education. 

Retirement plan lawsuits could be just the beginning

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As lawsuits allege major universities dropped the ball in running their retirement plans, experts believe more institutions will find themselves in the crosshairs.

Trump proposes "extreme vetting" and an ideological test for visas

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Republican candidate proposes a system for admittance to U.S. that critics say violates American and academic principles.

U New Mexico reopening investigation into professor's conduct after new reports of sexual harassment emerge.

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U New Mexico says it's reopening an investigation into a professor suspended over sexual harassment findings and who was about to return to his duties -- after new reports emerge about the professor's conduct.

Group seeks to block U of Texas from letting professors keep guns out of offices

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Group that pushed for concealed weapons on college campuses wants state to block rule that lets professors keep weapons out of their offices.

Months later, Oberlin suspends professor who made anti-Semitic remarks on Facebook

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Oberlin once again changes its stance toward Joy Karega, suspending the professor pending an investigation into her remarks on social media.

Philosophers move to limit alleged harasser's influence within the discipline

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After an alleged harasser holds on to a powerful academic position, professors try to limit his influence, in part by excluding his work from their syllabi. Is that the right strategy?

Former professor at Southern Maine returns as provost after being laid off

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Why would a faculty member return to the institution that laid her off after 12 years of stellar service, amid broad retrenchment and program cuts? For the U of Southern Maine's new provost, it came down to institutional loyalty and a new president.

Study finds use of open educational resources on the rise in introductory courses

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While most faculty members are still unaware of open educational resources, use in introductory courses nearly rivals that of traditional textbooks, study finds.

Author discusses new book on shifts in how foundations seek to shape public policy

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Author of new book on foundations describes how Gates has used venture philanthropy, measurable goals and a close relationship with the Obama administration to influence policy, and says Gates's approach may be shifting in promising ways.

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