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Survey shows annual decline in number of Ph.D.s awarded

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Annual Survey of Earned Doctorates shows drop in number of Ph.D.s awarded in 2020. It’s still too early to tell how COVID-19 impacted Ph.D. attainment, however.

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Race and full-time faculty-student ratios in SUNY, CUNY

Professors from across New York’s public colleges say that all students, regardless of race or what campus they’re on, should have equal opportunities to study with full-time professors. Those chances are now concentrated on predominantly white campuses, one analysis suggests.

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A new road map for campus speech

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Task force report argues that free inquiry and inclusion are twin values, if campus groups all work to make them so.

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Butler County, Lewis and Clark Community Colleges hacked

Butler County and Lewis and Clark Community Colleges are the most recent victims in a spate of ransomware attacks targeting higher ed institutions.

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Early signs are positive for admissions in 2021-22

Through mid-November, applications are up, the Common Application finds. Of early applicants, there is only a modest increase in submitting test scores.

Professors urge UT Austin to lift pause on antiracist study

Professors urge University of Texas at Austin to lift a pause on recruiting participants for an approved study on the effectiveness of antiracist training for white children and parents.

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Michigan State faculty members want COVID-cut pay restored

Michigan State University faculty members don’t just want their COVID-19–related cuts to pay and benefits reversed—they want them returned.

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Partnership draws online students, and scrutiny, for a community college

A free college program for union members has boosted Eastern Gateway’s enrollment to nearly 47,000, but it has also raised questions about an outside company’s influence at the Ohio institution—including on academic matters.

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Flu virus grips college campuses

The University of Michigan is among the many college campuses experiencing early outbreaks of influenza, with nearly 530 students diagnosed since the beginning of October.

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Howard University reaches agreement with student protesters

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After 33 days of protest, student demonstrators reach an agreement with Howard University administrators over housing conditions and student representation on the board.

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