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Nov 23, 2015
Maryland officials call a proposal to merge a commuter institution with a HBCU a "far-reaching, risky scheme," arguing instead that joint degree programs can better end decades of racial inequity among the state's public colleges.


November 20, 2013

A year after a university was accused of being tragically slow in responding to harassment concerns about a professor, it is now accused overreacting to questionable concerns about another professor.

July 8, 2013

Eastman Chemical's lawsuit raises issues about academic and corporate research and conflicts of interest.

June 24, 2013

Lawyers and a disability rights advocate stressed that faculty members must be proactive rather than reactive in making sure their online courses and materials are accessible for students with disabilities.

June 14, 2013

Collegiality is a sticky subject when it comes to personnel decisions. But some argue that a well-defined notion of collegiality could make for better department dynamics in the long run.

June 14, 2013

Leading professors in Middle Eastern studies are stunned by Georgetown scholar's tenure denial. Some blame Middle Eastern politics and others blame the politics of political science.

March 26, 2013

Supreme Court agrees to decide whether Michigan voters had the right to bar public colleges and universities from considering race and ethnicity in admissions.

March 12, 2013

Campus leaders are unduly optimistic about likely fate of race-conscious admissions, Richard Kahlenberg writes. He predicts Supreme Court decision will bolster role of socioeconomic class.

February 15, 2013

A second librarian's blog becomes the target of a potential lawsuit from a disgruntled publisher.

February 8, 2013

A university librarian finds himself sued for questioning the quality of an academic press.

January 28, 2013

With two high-profile higher education cases under consideration, labor board says it will carry on as usual despite an appeals court's ruling that calls into question the legitimacy of its appointees.


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