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October 12, 2017
A decade in the making, upgrade of the federal government’s main higher ed database enables tracking part-time and adult students and gauging graduation rates for Pell Grant recipients. Limits remain, though.

October 12, 2017
Social scientists clap back at U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts after he calls data on partisan gerrymandering “sociological gobbledygook.”

October 12, 2017
Columbia students prevent British anti-Islam activist from talking via video. Michigan students block part of Charles Murray talk.

October 12, 2017
Some Kennesaw State cheerleaders took a knee during the national anthem. The next week, a change to the pregame ceremonies kept them off the field. Albright College kicks off the team a football player who took a knee.

October 12, 2017
Winners share tips and the keys to their successes. Many cite luck as a factor.

October 11, 2017
Students storm a professor’s class at Columbia to protest the university’s handling of rape cases. It’s unclear if the students involved will face consequences.

October 11, 2017
Drexel says it acted out of concern for safety of George Ciccariello-Maher, whose tweets anger many. But he and others say that academic freedom is at risk because of university's action.

October 11, 2017
Texas Tech student was running afoul of new law, but critics of the pro-gun policy say officers should be the only ones with firearms, legally or not.

October 11, 2017
A new FIRE survey reveals that students broadly support the civil liberty but think there should be limitations.

October 11, 2017
The scholarly social media platform ResearchGate has reportedly started to take down large numbers of research papers shared in breach of copyright.

October 10, 2017
Political scientists see the discipline’s historical division across four subareas as hindering their collective ability to understand Trump’s America -- and its future.

October 10, 2017
Email, supposedly from high school student, to history professors across the country raises suspicions of a right-wing gotcha campaign against “liberal professors.”

October 10, 2017
Cengage will offer open educational resources, curated and adapted to include proprietary assessment tools, from $25 per student for general education courses.

October 10, 2017
University of Pennsylvania student’s project has been criticized for capitalizing on the campus’s grief.

October 10, 2017
York College of Pennsylvania, in unusual move, goes ahead with a charged exhibition -- but open only to those on campus.

October 9, 2017
University of Oregon is third institution in two weeks where speakers have had talks disrupted. Wisconsin board adopts controversial measure that can threaten students who disrupt speakers with expulsion.

October 9, 2017
“The Case for Colonialism” has been revoked -- not over claims of shoddy scholarship or publication irregularities but rather threats to the journal editor. Some call it a disturbing precedent that could make academics less safe.

October 9, 2017
Some colleges hire outside parties to look into and judge sexual assault cases, a move meant to ensure fairness in the process.

October 9, 2017
Seeking to “invert the model” of U.S. universities opening campuses abroad, the University of Washington and China’s Tsinghua University will open degree-granting academic center near Seattle.

October 9, 2017
Melissa Baumann, assistant provost for undergraduate studies and director of the honors college at Auburn University, in Alabama, has been chosen as provost and chief academic officer at Xavier University, in Ohio.

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