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December 8, 2014
An article that prompted calls for heightened campus action to prevent and punish sexual assault is discredited. Will a backlash hurt these efforts?

December 8, 2014
American production of Ph.D.s continues to grow, even as the degree recipients' job prospects appear to wane, federal data show.

December 8, 2014
At American Anthropological Association’s meeting, members reject resolution opposing the academic boycott of Israel and approve a measure condemning police brutality.

December 8, 2014
Wesleyan U. stops selling an Israeli brand of hummus in what students with a pro-Palestine group call a success for their boycott. 

December 8, 2014
New book acknowledges the drift by public colleges as state funding has flattened and in some cases fallen -- but argues that the trend does not mean the institutions must abandon their missions.

December 8, 2014
Clemson University has replaced its vice president of student affairs. Why are some Greek leaders celebrating?

December 8, 2014
Controversy leads Reed College to ask: Should colleges bar even consensual relationships between supervisors and their subordinates? Are student employees entitled to know about harassment findings in departments in which they work?

December 5, 2014
The summit underscores a tension in the Obama administration’s higher ed approach: how to promote colleges' and universities' successes while holding them more accountable. 

December 5, 2014
Janet Napolitano, U. of California president, says deans and other academics have been too quiet and have avoided lobbying for too long, while state and federal policies have moved in the wrong direction.

December 5, 2014
At the American Anthropological Association's annual meeting, momentum builds in favor of a boycott of Israeli universities.

December 5, 2014
During Congressional hearing Chinese scholars, and human rights activists criticize the influence of the Chinese government in academic affairs.

December 5, 2014
Princeton U. Press and the Einstein Papers Project launch the first open, all-digital collection of a prominent scientist's complete works.

December 5, 2014
As voters and politicians in California's expensive Bay Area push higher minimum wages, at least two public universities aren't paying it.

December 4, 2014
White House again convenes hundreds of college leaders for a summit on low-income students. This time around administration broadens guest list -- and throws in tickets to National Christmas Tree lighting. 

December 4, 2014
A bullet goes through through the front door of a Texas community college board member's home. Is it because he is critical of the administration and his fellow board members?

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