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August 21, 2017
Duke removes statue of Robert E. Lee. University of Texas will remove statues of Lee and 3 other Confederate leaders. Bowdoin removes plaque honoring Confederate alumni and Jefferson Davis.

August 21, 2017
One says he was kicked out of Pensacola Christian after showing up to the Robert E. Lee statue after the protest with a Confederate flag. Another says he is leaving Boston U over threats for having attended.

August 21, 2017
New paper illustrates the brutal and sexist comments faced by women in economics, and likely other fields as well.

August 21, 2017
Study finds that technology spending spurs gains in colleges’ outputs -- but they vary depending on the institution.

August 18, 2017
University touts new deal to train for IT outsourcing firm’s U.S. hiring push, but faculty balk at lack of control over curriculum.

August 18, 2017
Elite colleges need to change policies to recruit, admit and graduate talented low-income students, report says. It calls out some by name.

August 18, 2017
Professor found guilty of sexual harassment will return to San Jose State this month to teach trauma counseling. Students plan to protest.

August 18, 2017
Study finds adherence to gender norms around femininity is linked to gender disparities in selection of programs of study.

August 18, 2017
Eastern Michigan University displays banners of 108 of its international students on campus as part of a national campaign to convey “You Are Welcome Here.”

August 17, 2017
Thousands march to promote unity, retracing route white supremacists took Friday.

August 17, 2017
New Gallup data show GOP attitudes about academe are based on views of campus politics. Would abandoning the term “liberal arts” change things?

August 17, 2017
At some colleges, a debate is revived. In some states, laws will make change difficult.

August 17, 2017
Experts say University of Florida and Texas A&M can point to security threats post-Charlottesville to justify blocking appearances.

August 17, 2017
Campuses are targets of the alt-right. A new group is proposing a broad, campus-based countermovement.

August 17, 2017
U.S. ban on travel to the country could kill the institution.

August 16, 2017
Experts say they understand why university presidents want to keep people away from white supremacist events, but they have a tough sell on campus.

August 16, 2017
Abrupt closure of Charlotte School of Law appears to end months-long saga over program's access to federal aid. But questions remain over which former students will be eligible for discharge of student loans and liability for taxpayers.

August 16, 2017
Community colleges stress their role in providing work-force opportunities amid doubts from some working-class people that college won't benefit them or their children.

August 16, 2017
Author discusses new book on how the value of higher education is discussed -- and how issues of gender influence that discussion.

August 16, 2017
Union of Concerned Scientists has launched a tool for federal employees to report political meddling in science and research. It’s the latest way science advocates are responding to what they see as the Trump administration’s anti-science policies.

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