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June 17, 2008
When "Google" has become a synonym for "research," how should faculty respond? And if the answer doesn't lie in musty books and stacks of journals, are libraries still part of the answer?
June 13, 2008
House subcommittee approves appropriations increases for the National Science Foundation and other agencies, shifting emphasis to education from research.
June 12, 2008
Conflicts of interest, always an emotional topic, returned to the headlines this week as Sen. Charles Grassley, a longtime critic of the drug industry's potential influence on research, released new evidence that prominent Harvard University scientists had failed to disclose much of their outside income from pharmaceutical companies over the past eight years.
June 10, 2008
New Web site encourages students to anonymously post their exams for all to download, raising copyright and ethical concerns.
June 9, 2008
Land grant universities try to reach more people by moving beyond the county and state model that has defined them for decades.
June 4, 2008
Experts on academic science say federal systems discourage just the kind of grants that are most needed.
June 3, 2008
SUNY Plattsburgh, looking to broaden its applicant pool and generate buzz, turns to social networking for a bottom-up, "authentic" approach.
June 2, 2008
Citing benefits to learning environment, faculty vote to adopt a system similar to those at Yale and Berkeley law schools. Is Harvard next?
May 30, 2008
After software giant announces end to book-scanning program, partner institutions consider the landscape, now dominated by Google and nonprofit efforts.
May 23, 2008
Exhibit of photographs on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at Stanford U. elicited gripes over its location in the student union as well as its controversial captions.