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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?

December 4, 2014
Anthropologists discuss student debt and other concerns about the "commodification" of higher education, and debate role of faculty members in reform efforts.

December 4, 2014
Wake Forest University encourages students to de-stress by taking quick naps in its library. It's one of many ways colleges are trying to reduce the anxiety felt by their students.

December 4, 2014
President of Nanyang Technological University urges Western academics not to take a "normative approach" on universities in Singapore.

December 3, 2014
The University of Alabama at Birmingham cites costs as it ends its football program in one of the country's most football-friendly states.

December 3, 2014
Back-to-back essays by two Vassar professors, one of them a former dean, renew a debate about treatment of minority faculty members.

December 3, 2014
U. of Oregon graduate teaching assistants walk out, with end of semester looming, after failed negotiations over paid leave. 

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