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When a University Kills Suicide Research

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Is watching someone help others take their own lives the same as helping them yourself -- or is it a legitimate role for a researcher? If such observing is banned, what other research is at risk?

Spatial Change

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To facilitate more interactive teaching, one college considers a different type of classroom. The barriers to building it are instructive of sometimes conflicting trends in college planning.

In Canada, a Bid to Retain Top Talent From Abroad

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Changes in immigration policies seek to attract and retain more foreign students, who are increasingly a hot commodity the world over.

Favors for Northern Neighbors

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In effort to fill empty seats, some community colleges in northern border states offer in-state tuition to Canadian residents.

More Aid ≠ More Graduates

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Study finds that increased grant aid in Quebec improved students' college going and persistence, but did not raise graduation rates.

Is Military Research Different?

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McGill U. considers ending requirement that faculty members indicate whether any research supported by the military may have harmful consequences.

Faith and Freedom

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Canada -- a country with a tradition of academic freedom and strong faculty unions -- is having a major debate over what academic freedom is and who should define it.

More Legal Risk for Canada's Universities

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In what appears to be the first decision of its kind, a Canadian court has ruled that universities can be considered government entities and their actions government actions, at least when it comes to their dealings with students. This is important because it means that the institutions can be held legally liable if they violate the rights of students.

Exercising Only Their Minds

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Study finds that, when it comes to physical activity, assistant professors are too often "letting themselves go."

Rendition Under the Radar

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Law school at the University of Georgia has hired a professor who oversaw a well-known Bush-era terror case -- but so far few seem to have noticed.

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