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College defends professor accused of being anti-Christian

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When a Polk State professor found himself accused of being anti-Christian, the college's leaders answered back -- and said he was entitled to academic freedom.

History and anthropology departments at Sacramento State U square off over new gen ed course

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Historians at Sacramento State are furious that an anthropology course has been deemed to meet a state requirement for study of American history.

Study suggests most part-time faculty members want respect even more than full-time work

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Study suggests most part-time faculty members want full-time work. But what they want even more is acceptance as colleagues and peers from full-time professors and administrators.

U of Minnesota responds to student complaint about posters

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Should U of Minnesota have investigated and questioned the judgment of professors whose poster promoting a panel discussion on the Charlie Hebdo murders offended Muslim students?

Duke announces results of investigation into noose found on campus

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Duke punishes, but lets return to campus, the student who placed a noose on a tree. In student's apology, he claims ignorance of the meaning of a noose -- an explanation that only some on campus accept.

McMaster U addresses gender pay gap with $3,500 raises to female faculty members

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McMaster U addresses gender pay gap by giving $3,500 raises to female faculty members. 

Corinthian ends operations at remaining campuses, affecting 16,000 students

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The for-profit college says it's immediately ending operations at its remaining campuses, interrupting the studies of some 16,000 students and possibly sticking the government with a bill for discharged loans. 

Just how much math, and what kind, is enough for life sciences majors?

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'Instrument of torture' or building block of understanding? UCLA and other universities debate how much math, and what kind, is enough for life sciences majors.

Marco Rubio's initial talking points on higher education

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In debut of new feature on what the candidates are saying about higher ed, a look at the Florida senator's recent rhetoric and record.

Education Department signs $4 million college ratings contract, eyes a ratings appeals process

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Education Department documents show money spent on college ratings as well as proposals to allow colleges to challenge and publicly annotate their data in the ratings.

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