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Articles on our site this week examined a new study showing that female campus administrators earn 80 percent of what their male peers earn, how campuses are dealing with the violence wrought by an outside group, and free-speech controversies in the classroom and over commencement speakers. That and more below. Enjoy.

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Study challenges the myth that digital instruction costs less -- both for students and for the colleges producing the courses.
Texas legislation could force campus police departments to hold on to those they arrest until federal immigration authorities can consider their legal status.
Some at UC San Diego object to their university's choice of commencement speaker.
Orange Coast College suspends student who secretly and in violation of college rules videotaped professor's anti-Trump comments, which later went viral.

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Abraham Flexner's The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge highlights how the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake has shown itself to be a powerful force in the world, writes Scott McLemee.
Entrepreneur mania seems to be sweeping higher education institutions, but an entire university based largely on those principles is problematic, argues Steven C. Ward.
Current technology offers unfettered access to good information and good scholarship, but standing in the way is the U.S. copyright law, argues Bryn Geffert.
Lee Burdette Williams provides a tongue-in-cheek look at an institution's effort to differentiate itself.
State policy isn’t the only way to tackle low community college student transfer rates, write Josh Wyner and Alison Kadlec. Institutional action matters, too.

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A sabbatical is a privilege that everyone should defend and seek out, not something to be eliminated where it still exists, argues Christopher Schaberg.
In today's political environment, how can professors challenge students to make sense of a changing world without imposing their own value-based judgments on classroom discussions? Jo-Ellen Pozner suggests some approaches.
Contrary to popular and judgmental opinion, your doctoral experience is some of the best real-world working experience you can get, writes Briana Mohan.
The freedom that research support brings is particularly important for radical scholars of color, writes Victor Ray, who gives advice on how to obtain it.
While a huge literature exists on first-generation undergraduates, there is only silence about what happens to those students when they go on to doctoral or faculty life. Herb Childress provides an insider’s description.

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