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In blow to graduate student union movement on private campuses, three would-be unions withdraw petitions

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In a blow to the graduate student union movement on private campuses, three would-be unions withdraw their petitions from the National Labor Relations Board, saying they'll instead return to seeking voluntary recognition.

Two professors on different campuses used the N-word last week. One was suspended and one was backed by his institution

Two professors on different campuses used the N-word last week. One was suspended and one was backed by his institution, demonstrating academe's continually fraught relationship with the term.

Trump calls for converting community colleges to vocational schools

President Trump wants to see community colleges change names and shift focus to more job training, which two-year college leaders say they already do.

Rochester Faculty Senate considers motion to censure Florian Jaeger, though university cleared him of sexual harassment

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U of Rochester Faculty Senate considers a motion to censure T. Florian Jaeger, even though the university cleared him of sexual harassment.

Late researcher's work on potential herpes vaccine was promising, but he used risky human trial with no oversight

A late Southern Illinois professor's findings on a potential vaccine for herpes looked promising, until it was revealed he'd proceeded with a risky human trial with no oversight.

Feds find Buffalo State failed to investigate alleged sexual assault, created hostile environment

Buffalo State failed to investigate an alleged sexual assault or respond to a female athlete’s requests, the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights found. The conclusions reconfirm college's obligations to investigate off-campus incidents, the department's former civil rights chief says.

Independent investigation into sexual harassment at Rochester provides little closure

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President resigns; report says accused professor was unprofessional and inappropriate but didn't break the law or university rules; many students and faculty members remain angry. Accused professor responds.

What can a crowdsourced survey of sexual harassment in academia tell us about the problem

What can a crowdsourced survey of sexual harassment in academe tell us about the problem?

A termination, a suspension and a celebration -- all over allegations of faculty misconduct

A professor is set to challenge his termination over sexual harassment next week as another across the country was placed on leave. On yet another campus, students celebrate the recent departure of a professor found to have committed misconduct.

New report says improving educational quality, completion and increasing affordability is everyone's business

Major study by American Academy of Arts and Sciences seeks change in curriculum and assessment, commitment to funding public higher education, new ideas about the faculty role, and more.

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