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Community colleges pop up on TV, in film and in new novels

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Satirical fiction is targeting community colleges, which may be sign of the sector's deepening societal relevance.

Humanities scholars consider the role of peer review

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At the MLA, scholars consider how radically to change the traditional models for deciding what gets published.

Research confirms that professors lean left, but questions assumptions about what this means for conservatives

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DeVos accusation that faculty members seek to tell students what to think renews debate, on which research is plentiful. Studies say professors lean left but challenge idea that this results in indoctrination or harms conservatives.

Visiting scholar detained and nearly deported

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Texas A&M intervened when French Holocaust scholar headed to a conference was blocked from leaving the airport.

Email from historians' group sparks debate about individual liability insurance offered by professional associations

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Email from historians' group sparks debate about individual liability insurance offered by professional associations and whether faculty members need this kind of coverage.

Tweet suggests Olympic sports for academics

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Scholar suggests competitive sports for professors.

Author discusses book about how academics should use social media

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Author discusses book on how and why academics should use social media for scholarly purposes.

Law professor responds to students who complained about her Black Lives Matter shirt

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When students complained about a Black Lives Matter shirt, she responded in a letter now going viral, but without any identification. We'll tell you who she is.

Author discusses his new book about why higher education matters

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Author discusses his new book about why higher education still matters.

Chancellor's smartphone action during graduation sparks a conversation about higher education etiquette and netiquette

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Chancellor's smartphone action during recent graduation ceremony sparks conversation about academics' etiquette and netiquette (and lack thereof). 

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