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November 24, 2015
Author discusses book offering a critical analysis of massive open online courses from a social science perspective.

November 24, 2015
Mary Way Bolt, vice president for academic programs at Cecil College, in Maryland, has been promoted to president there. Patricia Breen, provost at Pacific Oaks College & Children's School, has been promoted to president there.

November 23, 2015
Kansas professor is on leave after students complain over her use of n-word and her statements on retention. Situation is latest to raise issues of racial sensitivity and academic freedom.

November 23, 2015
At University of Missouri and William & Mary, some place notes on statues honoring the author of Declaration of Independence, calling him a rapist and a racist.

November 23, 2015
In November, more than a dozen college campuses have been targeted by shooting and bomb threats, with many of them threatening black students.

November 23, 2015
1,000 complaints to U.S. Education Department in seven years; Brown releases $100 million plan to promote inclusiveness; Occidental sit-in ends after six days.

November 23, 2015
Anthropology professors vote overwhelmingly to back boycott of Israeli universities. Issue now goes to their association membership.

November 23, 2015
Members of the Middle East Studies Association discuss whether they too should take a collective position on the boycott of Israeli universities.

November 23, 2015
Maryland officials call a proposal to merge a commuter institution with a HBCU a "far-reaching, risky scheme," arguing instead that joint degree programs can better end decades of racial inequity among the state's public colleges.

November 20, 2015
Princeton agrees to consider changing role of Woodrow Wilson name on campus; white student union surfaces (online) at Illinois; black ministers want Kean president to quit; Smith students exclude journalists; Towson president signs list of demands; and more.

November 20, 2015
Demonstrations against racism at two universities were canceled after black students complained about the rallies being organized without their involvement.

November 20, 2015
At American Anthropological Association meeting, scholars prepare to vote on a resolution calling for the group to boycott Israeli universities.

November 20, 2015
Science article explores how hackers can hijack scholarly journals. Fortunately, preventing it can be as simple as paying a bill on time.

November 20, 2015
Women's studies scholars object to professional association's new stance on representation from women's centers workers.

November 20, 2015
For public engagement with scholars, of course. And researchers have employed a comedian to help them reach out to a wider public.

November 19, 2015
Princeton becomes flash point in campus protests as students demand end to links to Woodrow Wilson. The same day, institution ends the use of "master" to describe leaders of residential colleges.

November 19, 2015
Most students remain worried about money and the cost of required academic materials, and the impact is worse for minority students, the National Survey of Student Engagement finds.

November 19, 2015
Renting textbooks is a popular option for frugal students, but one company has for years -- and without notice -- erroneously sent students to collection agencies, in some cases demanding hundreds of dollars in replacement fees.

November 19, 2015
CASE and the Carnegie Foundation announce their annual Professor of the Year Awards, with winners from Illinois, Ohio and Texas.

November 19, 2015
Postdocs in biomedical sciences don't make career options clear, and that may be one reason so many people in these positions lose interest in academic careers, report finds.

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