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December 22, 2017
Kimberly Beatty, vice chancellor for instructional services and chief academic officer at Houston Community College, in Texas, has been appointed chancellor of Metropolitan Community College, in Kansas.

December 21, 2017
Prison education programs are often aimed at reducing recidivism and helping prisoners find careers once they’re no longer behind bars. So what happens when a prisoner doesn’t have a release date?

December 21, 2017
Department's decision is major departure from Obama administration, which provided full relief for approved claims. Advocates for students say policy provides inadequate help and creates confusion.

December 21, 2017
Student blasts Georgia Tech for monitoring his social media accounts, including details about his travel plans and activist work on campus.

December 21, 2017
Humanoid robot completes course in philosophy of love in what is purportedly a world first.

December 21, 2017
Most Dutch universities are missing goals for hiring increased share of female faculty members.

December 20, 2017
College enrollments in the U.S. decline for a sixth straight year -- although at a slower rate -- while the bachelor's degree got more popular.

December 20, 2017
A departmental committee told a professor he had to teach Judith Butler in his class in the name of gender balance. He refused. As for Butler, she doesn’t want her work forced on him.

December 20, 2017
New study of economics professors' research effort and impact says they're not exactly "swinging for the fences" after getting tenure.

December 20, 2017
Paper in The French Review titled “Islamism’s Conquest of the French Republic” draws outcry, not only on charges of Islamophobia, but on its scholarly merit. An editor who joined in criticism is fired.

December 20, 2017
Protests and altercation at St. Louis Community College board meeting highlight division over layoffs and a budget deficit in a large district that is losing students.

December 19, 2017
Study finds that men speak twice as often as women do at colloquiums, a difference that can't be explained away by rank, speaker pool composition or women's interest in giving talks.

December 19, 2017
Small private women's college is cutting more than 10 percent of its faculty as it overhauls curriculum.

December 19, 2017
The number of faculty members choosing open educational resources over traditional textbooks has nearly doubled in the last year, but awareness over all remains low.

December 19, 2017
Institutions won’t allow students to use marijuana on campuses for fear of running afoul of federal law and losing their funding.

December 19, 2017
Johnson O. Akinleye, interim chancellor of North Carolina Central University, has been promoted to president there. Paul Alivisatos, vice chancellor for research at the University of California, Berkeley, has been selected as executive vice chancellor and provost there.

December 18, 2017
House and Senate negotiators release final details of tax reform agreement expected to win approval. Plus a list of colleges likely to face new tax.

December 18, 2017
Study finds humanities and social science Ph.D.s working outside academe are happier than their tenure-track peers, even if "alt-ac" careers weren't their first choice.

December 18, 2017
Residents in poor parts of New York City tend to have less student debt but more trouble paying it off, providing a window into how national trends play out at the local level.

December 18, 2017
An accreditor's decision to place an embattled New Jersey community college on probation may have been the wake-up call officials needed to improve its operations.

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