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June 27, 2017
Court agrees to hear case, reinstates ban except for foreign nationals -- including admitted students -- “who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

June 27, 2017
Carl Wieman makes an evidence-based plea for better science instruction in a new book on what might be his grandest experiment yet.

June 27, 2017
Trinity College in Connecticut places Johnny Eric Williams on leave over controversial comments about race. Faculty groups say college is undermining academic freedom.

June 27, 2017
Kathleen Fitzpatrick discusses evolution of her fields and a move back to a campus. She’s seen much progress for those who work outside traditional monographs, but also challenges.

June 27, 2017
In California and Pennsylvania, new institutions are created.

June 26, 2017
Professors are often lightning rods, but many see a new menace to academic freedom in recent physical threats against faculty members who speak out on race and other issues.

June 26, 2017
Faculty groups alarmed by potential impact of new TSA plan for screening carry-on luggage.

June 26, 2017
California’s ban on using state funds to travel to Texas highlights the dilemma facing national groups with meetings scheduled to take place there.

June 26, 2017
At meeting of college lawyers, panelists rue students’ lack of understanding of First Amendment and share strategies for balancing expression and sensitivity.

June 26, 2017
Student advocates say Education Department’s slow processing of borrower-defense claims and blocking of ban on mandatory arbitration put defrauded borrowers in a bind.

June 23, 2017
On same day Atlanta newspaper exposes decades KKK influence on the culture and activities of Wesleyan College, the women's institution publicly apologizes and acknowledges its past for first time.

June 23, 2017
A group of private liberal arts colleges reassesses its mission and decides to change its focus.

June 23, 2017
Education Department offers glimpse at its efforts to ease burden of federal rules and asks for suggestions of which to end.

June 23, 2017
Decision by the American Society for Microbiology to scale back number of small conferences highlights pressures on the economics of scholarly gatherings.

June 23, 2017
Melody Blake, visiting assistant professor of psychology at Wesleyan College, in Georgia, has been promoted to provost and vice president for academic affairs there. Marc C. Conner, interim provost and the Jo M. and James M. Ballengee Professor of English at Washington & Lee University, in Virginia, has been named to the provost job on a permanent basis.

June 22, 2017
Native American walkout from the University of Wyoming’s production of The Fantasticks illustrates challenges facing college drama.

June 22, 2017
First-ever national survey of postdocs who are parents reveals a lack of access to paid parental leave, pressures to return to work early and extra stressors for parents of color.

June 22, 2017
Three major textbook publishers sue the bookstore provider Follett, alleging failure to stop selling pirated versions of their books.

June 22, 2017
Two more professors -- one at Trinity of Connecticut and one at Syracuse -- find themselves the target of physical threats and harassment.

June 22, 2017
Controversial effort sorts universities into gold, silver and bronze. Some prestigious institutions didn’t get gold.

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