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Hello. Articles on our site this week explored another new book questioning the future viability of higher education, broadening support for giving prisoners access to college-level courses, and a fight over who is funding research on climate change. That and more below. Enjoy.

Mar 28 2015

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U. of Delaware won't answer a congressman's request to find out who is paying for work by a researcher who denies climate change. Is protecting such information a faculty right?
Faculty at U.C. San Francisco want to know why their institution is co-sponsoring an event with a group the professors view as anti-science.
New America's Kevin Carey answers questions about his new book, The End of College, which looks to the past in charting a possible future for higher education.
U.S. government declines to identify dozens of institutions whose federal funding it has restricted because of concerns about their risk to students and taxpayers.
Could support for providing prisoners access to college-level courses be growing more widespread? 
Connecticut College professor accused of hate speech against Palestinians in Facebook post about "rabid pit bull" in Gaza. Dispute sets off debate on free expression, bias and more.
U. of Mississippi chancellor has grown enrollment, attracted better prepared students, set records in fund-raising, championed diversity, practiced shared governance and supported athletics revival. But amid disagreement on medical center, he is being forced out.  
The ambitious private university is charting a new course than curbs some its efforts to expand outside of Philadelphia. 
The leading Senate Republican, working to rewrite the law, outlines possible new ways to hold colleges accountable for student outcomes and to improve federal higher education data.
Study reveals nearly half of 4-year college graduates have attended a 2-year institution within 10 years of their college career.
A new federal student privacy bill leaves out higher education, a move some legal scholars describe as a mistake.

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Faculty members should lead the process of redefining how colleges determine if students are ready for careers and life -- with the help of the Degree Qualifications Profile, Norm Jones and Harrison Kleiner argue.
Audrey Watters and Sara Goldrick-Rab challenge Kevin Carey's The End of College.
It's compact, direct and mind melting -- and now its story has been told. Scott McLemee meditates on The Bhagavad Gita: A Biography.
The real divide in higher education today is between faculty members and the education technology industry, writes David G. Halsted.
The public is shockingly unaware of the world, and educators and civic leaders need to confront this problem, writes Sanford J. Ungar.

Career Advice (View all)

A guide from Casey Brienza.
The thrill of being hired for a tenure-track job can easily be replaced by feeling all alone in a new town, far from your loved ones. Kerry Ann Rockquemore helps you evaluate your options.
Natalie Lundsteen discusses calendars and scheduling in the new Ph.D. job search.

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Two car ads, two visions of reality.
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The wrong rules. The right resources.  
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