Research universities

MIT Dean Claimed Unearned Degrees

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Prominent admissions dean resigns after university found she had misrepresented her academic background.

Inquiry or Indoctrination?

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Debate over first-year curriculum challenging "hegemony" at UC San Diego heats up as 2 graduate students lose their jobs.

Proposed Cutoff of Medicaid Funds

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U.S. plan would strip teaching hospitals and medical schools of $1.8 billion in federal matching money for graduate medical education.

Whose Blood Is It, Anyway?

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In victory for research universities, appeals court finds that research subjects do not have right to transfer their donations elsewhere.

When Prayer Reaches the Locker Room

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Dispute on whether Iowa State's football team should have spiritual adviser raises issues of church and state at public universities.

The Science Lab Is Flat

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Study documents increasing share of papers by American researchers with foreign partners.

'Institutionalizing' Interdisciplinary Research

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As interest in interdisciplinary research continues to increase, colleges still don’t have answers to critical questions about the best ways to support and encourage collaboration across the disciplines. How can a department fairly evaluate interdisciplinary research in promotion and tenure decisions, for example? How can an institution raise money for interdisciplinary endeavors within a system designed to fund raise for individual schools and colleges?

Small Group Learning for 14,000 Undergrads

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Clemson program tries to involve students in the research process and link them with the same professor for several semesters.

Doing the Distance Thing

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Cleveland Clinic's Lerner College of Medicine is reportedly in negotiations to affiliate with Columbia, in New York. Will more hospitals hook up with remote universities?

Making Women Safer on Campus

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University of Kentucky takes evidence-based approach to combating violence against women -- and early results are promising.

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