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May 11, 2016
Richard Benson, dean of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been chosen as president of the University of Texas at Dallas. Ian Bickford, founding dean of Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock, has been appointed provost of Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Massachusetts.

May 10, 2016
Minnesota Faculty Senate mulls statement making free speech a “paramount” value, but critics wonder whether the pledge as written condones hate speech. A separate proposed policy would create an on-campus free speech advocate.

May 10, 2016
Start-up uses data analytics to tackle information overload among researchers and publishers in science, medical and technical fields.

May 10, 2016
Ken Burns, in the Jefferson Lecture, champions fields that are under attack -- and speaks of the value of narratives.

May 10, 2016
A growing number of colleges and universities are emphasizing civic engagement in their curriculum -- a move institutions say is in response to an erosion of public discourse.

May 9, 2016
In January, three black students reported a hate crime. Now, after authorities released evidence that the students lied, SUNY Albany tries to move forward.

May 9, 2016
U of Maine used tuition-matching campaign to force its way into conversation with other Northeastern flagships. Move boosted freshman commitments, but none of the targeted campuses are admitting to losing applicants.

May 9, 2016
Students and alumni at William Carey University want to know why a tenured faculty member was dismissed. Some fear it is because he taught Genesis as divine but not literal.

May 9, 2016
Education Department urges colleges to rethink whether they should ask applicants about criminal and disciplinary records -- and to be more nuanced when they do so.

May 9, 2016
SUNY Oswego has seen success expanding the diversity of its students who study abroad.

May 6, 2016
New study argues science Ph.D.s often plan for postdocs without considering whether they're necessary or beneficial to their career plans. Actual evidence is mixed.

May 6, 2016
Controversial article argues digital humanities scholars are -- intentionally or not -- leading a "neoliberal takeover" of colleges and universities.

May 6, 2016
Essay in noted literary journal infuriates many, but college has rejected calls to remove it, citing principles of free expression.

May 6, 2016
New paper suggests researchers who are more open to other disciplines and worldviews produce higher-quality research. 

May 5, 2016
George Mason Faculty Senate, citing provisions that professors say give inappropriate influence to donors, asks institution to hold off on renaming law school after the late Antonin Scalia under Charles Koch-funded agreement.

May 5, 2016
The nearly shuttered college did not hit its May 1 goal for admissions, but leaders hope to snag more students during the summer melt period in the rebuilding effort.

May 5, 2016
Justice Department tells U of North Carolina that it is violating federal law by enforcing state statute limiting bathrooms transgender people may use.

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