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Inside Higher Ed Weekly News Update | May 04, 2016
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Hello. Articles on Inside Higher Ed this week explored one university's decision to leave the NCAA's highest competitive level in football, a new book gauging the effect that rankings have on institutional priorities, and research showing a link between more education and political liberalism. That and more below. Enjoy.

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A planned scholarship to provide students in Kentucky with free tuition for the first two years is put on ice for a year by the state's governor.
In a first for the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision, the University of Idaho's struggling team is abandoning college football's top level, a reset its president says is best for the institution.
Two sociologists interviewed law deans and admissions officers about impact of U.S. News rankings on legal education -- and their new book says impact is significant and generally negative.
Linda Katehi has held on as chancellor despite numerous controversies, but she is placed on leave over issues related to employing her daughter-in-law.

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The torture of a foreign student has become the synecdoche for uncounted thousands of people now in Egyptian prisons or graves, writes Scott McLemee.
Yoram and Edith Neumann, who have been involved with online education for decades, share some lessons about what factors most help students learn.
The current state of math education in America is certainly not ideal, writes Gizem Karaali, but mathematicians, researchers, policy makers and others are working on it -- and it is definitely a problem worth working on.
Chuck Staben explains why the University of Idaho has decided to abandon the highest level of NCAA football -- and why his institution is unlikely to be the last to do so.
Wick Sloane wonders if filling an auditorium to discuss the problem of campus hunger and homelessness is progress -- and if screaming would make a difference.
It's not what boards do (or don't do) but how they do their work that really matters, say Peter Eckel and Cathy Trower.

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To be ready to lead in higher education, you must understand how to deal with conflict, writes Elizabeth Suárez.
The barbs of fictitious food critic Anton Ego in Ratatouille are unfortunately similar to those of the many professors who are too critical of their students.
Graduate students need to recruit advisers who genuinely care about their goals, particularly when it comes to careers, writes James M. Van Wyck.
The application review process can significantly disadvantage applicants from underrepresented groups, writes Jeffrey W. Lockhart. 

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And yet, I'm quitting my teaching job.
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Lessons learned from using student teams that are applicable to all of the teams we’re part of. 
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The UMass Trust, Assurance and Cybersecurity Certificate Program.
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Getting performance funding right.
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