Social media/networking

Colleges face new pressure to monitor social media site Yik Yak

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Women's organizations step up pressure on colleges and the Education Department to do something about the anonymous app Yik Yak. But even amid a series of arrests for threats posted there, can higher ed monitor and regulate what goes on off-campus networks?

Academics, publishers find new communities on Reddit

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On Reddit, the "Wild West" of social networks, individual scholars and publishers find authenticity helps in establishing a presence.

Ban selfies? Most institutions say no

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Despite the uptick of institutions banning selfies at graduation, the state of the selfie in higher education is strong.

Pulse podcast features interview with Tony Orlando of DubLabs

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This month’s episode of the “Pulse” podcast features an interview with Tony Orlando, chief executive officer of DubLabs.

Universities pilot Yellowdig, a social platform for higher ed

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Philadelphia-based start-up Yellowdig is betting it can help students connect with their peers -- and faculty members understand what captures students' attention.

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.

How academics use social media to advance public scholarship

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At an American Educational Research Association panel, academics discuss the rewards -- and risks -- of using social media to advance public scholarship.

#DeleteAcademiaEdu controversy debates role of money in scholarly publishing

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Controversy about Academia.edu considering charging users to promote their work illustrates the delicate subject of the role money plays in scholarly publishing.

Court rules that U of Kansas can't expel students over remarks on Twitter, made off campus

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U of Kansas ordered to readmit student who made offensive comments about his ex-girlfriend, also a student. University's concerns about Title IX are rejected.

Professor says her comments on social media have been unfairly characterized

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A professor is speaking out against a Fox News report about months-old tweets that she says prompted a flood of hate mail and unfairly characterized her positions.

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