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Study finds intro STEM courses push out URM students

New paper suggests introductory STEM courses disproportionately push underrepresented minority students out of the natural and applied sciences.

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Screenshot of tweet by Chad Topaz that says, "Paper out in PNAS Nexus! We put a nail in the coffin of the claim that racially minoritized students obtain STEM degrees at lower rates than white students because the former are underprepared. Please share"

Accused harasser John Comaroff returns to Harvard

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Accused harasser John Comaroff’s first week back teaching at Harvard was met with a walkout, and other developments in the related lawsuit against the university.

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John Comaroff, an older white man with white hair.

University confirms cyberattack after weeks of rumors

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For three weeks, Whitworth University stayed mostly mum about network and website outages, prompting speculation about ransomware and frustrating professors and students. Wednesday it acknowledged a cyberattack.

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A webpage with the Whitworth University logo and four links—one each for “general information,” “prospective students,” “new and returning students,” and “alumni and parents.”

The end of campus child care leaves parents scrambling

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Emporia State will close its campus child care center next year. Parents are pushing back, highlighting the nationwide shortage of affordable options in higher education and beyond.

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AAC&U and PEN America oppose divisive concepts bans

PEN America and the American Association of Colleges and Universities come out once more against so-called divisive concepts bans, saying they represent the biggest threat of all to free speech.

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A map of the United States, with the states that have passed divisive-concepts bans highlighted.

Tuition discounts hit all-time high, NACUBO study finds

Tuition discount rates at private colleges reached a record high of 54.5 percent, according to a new NACUBO study. That signals that financial aid is available—but also that pricing is arbitrary.

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A graduation tassel lying on top of a checkbook.

New threats to tenure and faculty speech in Mississippi

Serious changes to faculty speech and tenure rights went under the radar in Mississippi until they were passed. Now that the secret’s out, faculty advocates are pushing back—including by raising concerns about constitutionality.

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Mississippi Public Universities logo, a white image of a flame on top of a column on a teal background.

Disability advocates: Don't drop COVID-19 safety measures

With the lethal threat of COVID-19 on the decline, many colleges are relaxing policies to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Disability advocates fear that high-risk individuals will suffer.

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A young Black man wearing a black face mask over his nose and mouth looks over his shoulder. Behind him, a white professor wearing a mask is standing at a chalkboard.

Hundreds protest possible appointment for biologist at NYU

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Hundreds protest possible New York University appointment for Dr. David Sabatini, who left Massachusetts Institute of Technology over sexual harassment findings.

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David Sabatini, a white man with dark hair and a beard

UC graduate assistants, others, protest for better pay

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University of California graduate assistants, postdocs and others stage a mass protest for better pay and benefits, while graduate workers in Illinois celebrate a win and those in Indiana continue striking.

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A person in the foreground speaks at a podium. A crowd of people is assembled.

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