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October 13, 2015
Why is Berkeley getting rid of a popular mathematics instructor who seems to be achieving more student success than others without dreaded homework or quizzes?

October 13, 2015
As Democrats pitch various "free" college plans to voters this year, some also encourage or require that students work in exchange for those new benefits.

October 13, 2015
When it comes to judging evidence of gender bias in the sciences, is gender bias at play? A study involving university faculty members suggests it is.

October 13, 2015
Colleges that jumped on the MOOC bandwagon early on are looking to expand their efforts. Why are many of the ones that started with Coursera turning to edX?

October 13, 2015
Hassan Rashid Al-Derham, vice president for research at Qatar University, has been promoted to president there. Stuart R. Bell, executive vice president and provost at Louisiana State University, has been chosen as president of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.

October 12, 2015
On same day, shootings at two universities each kill a freshman. Others are injured -- a week after mass shooting at Oregon community college. New California law bans guns from campuses.

October 12, 2015
U of Texas students and alumni plan campaign around idea that openly carrying a sex toy on campus would be against rules, but carrying a weapon would be permitted.

October 12, 2015
Study suggests that publication pressures lead to more familiar -- and more likely to be published -- research, at the expense of innovation.

October 12, 2015
Is Berkeley doing enough about a prominent scientist it found to have sexually harassed women for years? Did other scientists look the other way?

October 12, 2015
Some analysts see an interagency task force to oversee for-profit colleges as the force behind the latest federal investigations into the sector's practices.

October 12, 2015
Author discusses new book on the intersection of physical place, history and literature.

October 9, 2015
California appeals court -- rejecting lawsuit by student who was attacked by another student -- finds public institutions have no legal obligation to prevent violent acts on their campuses.

October 9, 2015
Connecticut State U professors say proposals for their new union contract, including the transfer of tenured faculty members to another university and expanding the grounds for dismissing tenured professors, read like an attack on their rights.

October 9, 2015
Lynn University will issue a semester's worth of college credits for Lynn students who complete a 16-week program at General Assembly, a nonaccredited skills boot camp. Will other colleges follow?

October 9, 2015
Sacramento State finds no wrongdoing by professor who was accused of insulting a Native American student, nor by the student who challenged what the professor said about genocide.

October 9, 2015
In New York City, the health department and colleges are partnering to promote a birth control device as a way of encouraging students to graduate.

October 9, 2015
The family of a black Harvard graduate who committed suicide creates an organization in his honor that seeks to "improve the support for the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color."

October 9, 2015
Having a long-term research collaborator boosts citations, study finds.

October 8, 2015
Massachusetts Institute of Technology will explore stackable credentials and massive open online courses as an alternative path to earning a master's degree.

October 8, 2015
A professor emeritus at the U of Texas says he'll leave campus rather than give lectures to hundreds of students who could bring guns.

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