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Hello. Articles on our site this week explored two controversies at the University of California that have generated faculty concerns, Ted Cruz's record and his student support in the wake of his victory in Iowa, and a report that documents the surprising extent to which geography influences students' enrollment decisions. That and more below. Enjoy.

Feb 11 2016

News (View all)

Obama administration's last budget blueprint has something for everyone -- low-income students, cancer researchers, community colleges, minority-serving institutions. But it's a nonstarter in Congress.
President-elect of organization of officials who play key roles in Title IX cases accuses her predecessor of sexual misconduct.
Tenured Washington State U extension professor says she's being forced out for not bringing in grants that were never established as one of her responsibilities.
New book discusses self-stratification among black academics.
A University of Pennsylvania student affairs administrator loses his job over false claim he had a Ph.D.

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Scott McLemee reviews a new anthology that documents a place in which people are condemned to psychic torture so continuous it seems eternal.
To avoid mediocrity, governing boards should never be quite satisfied with their performance, write Cathy Trower and Peter Eckel.
There's an easy answer to the question of whether students should pursue liberal arts or more vocational majors, argues Matthew Sigelman, and it will allow liberal arts graduates to virtually double their current employability.
When Christopher Schaberg thinks back on his liberal arts education, he sees that the small things often contributed most to his experience.
In the aftermath of events at the University of Missouri, Eric D. Bentley examines whether athletes at public higher education institutions across the nation have a First Amendment right to strike.

Career Advice (View all)

By the time a new president greets the faculty or grants the first media interview, he or she has probably experienced professional and personal upheaval. Scott D. Miller offers advice for ways to make it all go smoother.
Talking about our professional problems to a point where our peers and colleagues may perceive us as pessimistic can be damaging not just to our mental health but also to our career prospects, writes Thomas Magaldi.
In order for email to have less control over your life, you need to start to take control of it, argues Tanya Golash-Boza.

Blog U (View all)

Is your college considering online learning?
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Robin Chin Roemer and Rachel Borchardt answer my questions about their new book, Meaningful Metrics.
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The president of Mount St. Mary's needs to step down.  
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Strategies for prioritizing well-being during grad school.
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The FCC, security monitoring, suit against Google.
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A new educational environment.  
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My Journey from English Professor to Tech CEO
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Rachel Reuben shares strategies to evaluate new social channels.
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