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Higher ed, contentious issue in recent years, flies under radar in North Carolina governor's race

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North Carolina has no shortage of higher education issues, but its gubernatorial candidates haven't been talking about them -- reflecting races across the country.

LIU Brooklyn campus, in contract dispute with faculty union, tells 400 professors they will be replaced

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Long Island University's Brooklyn campus, in contract fight with faculty union, tells 400 professors not to come to work and cuts them off from health insurance.

Federal judge rejects academic freedom challenge to campus carry law

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Ruling denies injunction professors sought to block new Texas law.

Study finds gains in faculty diversity, but not on the tenure track

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Colleges hire more minority and female professors, but most jobs filled are adjunct, not tenure track, study finds.

Charles Sykes takes higher education to task once again with a new book

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Author of the 1988 book Profscam, conservative talk radio host Charles Sykes, discusses his new book that again takes on higher education. 

Vassar faculty members want to reduce their teaching load but some question a plan that would also reduce course offerings

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Vassar professors want to reduce their teaching loads, but some question a new plan to do so at the expense of course offerings.

Encouraging female faculty to publish research

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Texas Tech and Indiana U at Bloomington have developed programs that encourage female faculty members to find more time to publish their research.

Biennial Scholars at Risk gathering focuses on threats to scholars and academic values globally

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The biennial Scholars at Risk gathering focuses on threats to scholars and academic values globally.

University of Washington plan to alleviate salary compression is under fire

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At many colleges, new assistant professors earn close to or even more than long timers. U of Washington is trying to do something about it -- and finding out how hard it is. Among other ideas: countering expensive retention raises with new salary steps subject to approval by one's peers.

Conference at U Chicago poses hard questions about how liberal education can be revived

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Scholars consider how to revive the liberal arts and consider the importance of math and science, impact of hyperspecialization, economic inequality, public attitudes, admissions strategies and more.

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