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Inside Higher Ed Weekly News Update | April 24, 2017
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Academics, graduate students and others brave the cold and rain in Washington Saturday to rally for science and research. Participants told Inside Higher Ed why they joined the event.
A death this week leads to renewed discussions about academics and mental health.
Support for public higher education rose in 33 states and declined in 17 in 2016 -- including a massive drop in Illinois.
The compensation company was early in drawing attention to graduates’ incomes. Others have entered the fray, and all are imperfect.
Fewer provosts are becoming presidents and more deans are jumping straight to the presidency, according to new report that also includes an intriguing list of universities that are presidential talent factories.
Researchers, academics say communicating about importance of federal funding key to march success.
Officials at Auburn and Berkeley tried to stop two controversial speakers on campus but ended up reversing their decisions amid First Amendment concerns. Experts say it's difficult for public institutions to meet legal tests and keep speakers from campus.
Is an eight-to-one student-faculty ratio one to be cherished or seen as a luxury few colleges can afford? Debate at Whitman illustrates the tensions.
Cautioning that the event is not an anti-Trump protest, supporters of the March for Science plan to take a more vocal role in advocating for support of research and inquiry.
Inside Higher Ed's annual Survey of Community College Presidents finds institutional leaders dealing with declining enrollments and concerns over the future of their profession.
After college announces decision by board, law school denounces the move.

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One way of countering a campus culture in which everyone is afraid to speak is to stop relying on student evaluations to assess nontenured faculty, argues Robert Samuels.
Andrew Hamilton, president of New York University and an organic chemist, writes of the urgency and importance of tomorrow’s March for Science.
The luxury-focused credit card's struggles with millennials suggests that status is a transitory concept -- with implications for postsecondary credentials, Ryan Craig argues.
Michael T. Raupp explores whether a recent court of appeals decision on sexual orientation discrimination will result in new interpretations.
In Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World, Keith Devlin helps rescue a mathematician from 13th-century Italy from near total oblivion, writes Scott McLemee.
A group of scholars object to a decision by the University of California, Berkeley, to remove many video and audio lectures from public view as a result of a Justice Department accessibility order.

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Short, intense interactions with organizations where you might want to work can provide career insights, but how do you make the most of those experiences? Laura N. Schram shares four best practices.
A professor struggles to react after reading a paper that sounds hauntingly like what the person who sexually assaulted her would say.
Although the demands are unforgiving, the career rewards can be great, writes Sheila Murphy.
At some point toward the end of a job interview, you may suddenly understand what people are really hoping to find in a candidate, writes Jesse Strycker.
Being an essayist is central to, if not inseparable from, being a teacher, argues Caitlin McGill.

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