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Security Hacks

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After a breach, U. of North Carolina's shaming of a widely respected professor sparks debate over whether academics should be held fully accountable for overseeing the security of data.

Questioning the 'Citation Advantage'

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What if everything you knew about the incentives for publishing in an open-access journal was wrong?

That is the provocative idea put forward in a new working paper by two scholars of scholarly publishing: Mark McCabe, an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Information, and Christopher Snyder, an economics professor at Dartmouth College.

'Tough Love' Budget for Science

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WASHINGTON -- Federal money for science research would continue flowing next year under President Obama's spending plan for 2012, which was released Monday.

Google's Gadfly

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“Uncomfortably familial.” That is how Siva Vaidhyanathan, a professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, describes the relationship between higher education and Google — a company that has, in a little more than a decade, evolved from pet project of Stanford doctoral students to chief usher of the information age.

Wanted: A Dependable Backer

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With states supporting a smaller share of public universities' budgets, should the federal government step in?

Reconciling with Rankings

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In wake of much-criticized ratings of doctoral programs, National Research Council convenes college officials to discuss how to move ahead.

Twitter Fortifies Nest

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It changes the rules for querying its archive in a way that some say could shut out curious academics.

Tabloid Science

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"Scientific Enquirer," research universities' latest effort to counter Congressional criticism of oddly titled projects, aims to explain -- as accessibly as possible -- why such work matters.

IRB Overreach?

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Faculty member sues Brown U. for barring her from using her own research because she paid her subjects different amounts of money.

Wielding Wikipedia

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Librarians at U. of Houston are using the popular online encyclopedia to boost traffic to their digital holdings.

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