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The controversial conservative author has decided not to speak at Berkeley, saying it would not be safe.
Collapse of undergraduate curricular reform at Duke illustrates the difficulty of building consensus on just what students need to learn.
National Association of Scholars calls on universities to close their Confucius Institutes. Defenders say there's nothing sinister about the Chinese-backed centers.
On average, white and Asian students earn a college-level credential at a rate about 20 percentage points higher than Hispanic and black students do, a new report shows.
Harvard, Stanford and Ohio State presidents talked about federal research funding and immigration, among other issues.
Federal regulations governing drone use are so far keeping the loftiest fantasies from becoming reality. New rules could change that.
Barbara Gaba, provost and associate vice president for academic affairs at Union County College, in New Jersey, has been chosen as president of Atlantic Cape Community College, also in New Jersey.

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Colleges and universities need to step up on behalf of faculty and staff members, argues an anonymous writer, and engage not simply in the prevention of suicide but also its destigmatization.
In Paranoid Science: The Christian Right’s War on Reality, Antony Alumkal shows that hostility toward science -- including a kind of fearful contempt toward scientists -- is fairly palpable, writes Scott McLemee.

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It is easy to relegate complaints about employee reward systems to ego or jealousy, writes Michael Bugeja, but such grievances might have merit if those systems are defective.

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