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September 5, 2017
Study finds that students who deliver microaggressions are also likely to harbor racist attitudes.
September 1, 2017
Students from Western Carolina University’s Bass Fishing Club drove nearly 900 miles, boats in tow, to rescue Texans stranded by Harvey’s floodwaters.
August 31, 2017
Book details conflicting relationships between growing tech companies of the San Francisco Bay Area and local higher education. Despite high-profile successes of Stanford, book finds much to be lacking.
August 29, 2017
At University of Houston, some students are moved to avoid rising water, and social media helps identify who needs help.
August 29, 2017
Paper finds that bad grades on their own aren’t enough to prompt a change of major, and neither is the environment, but problems arise when those factors compound one other.
August 28, 2017
The foundation of the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, has declared bankruptcy. The news comes as two former UWO Foundation administrators are being sued after the UW System asked the Wisconsin Department of Justice to pursue action regarding “improper financial actions” related to five real-estate projects financed by the nonprofit. The UWO Foundation continues to operate rogue of UW Oshkosh'sof the foundation? of UW system? -sj--changed to UW Oshkosh's discretion discretion. 
August 28, 2017
The abrupt 2016 firing of Daniel C. Browning Jr. prompted outrage from students and alumni, who contested the mysterious dismissal of a professor who had taught at the university for 26 years. Browning -- who had received tenure in 1996 --  filed a complaint claiming breach of contract and intentional infliction of emotional harm. On Friday, Browning and the university successfully reached the end of mediation in the lawsuit. Details were not released
August 28, 2017
Officials at Pacific Lutheran University are mulling a cut of 31 faculty members over three years at the Parkland, Washington, institution. As part of the proposed cuts, programs in classics and Norwegian studies are at risk. PLU had about 3,100 undergraduate and graduate students in the 2016-17 academic year -- its 125th year in operation -- the acting president, Allan Belton, told local media. That number is about 600 students fewer than PLU had in 2005, although the number of faculty numbers has stayed the same. The proposal for faculty cuts came from a faculty group.
August 28, 2017
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has decided to end the "war chant" cheer featured at football games. The chant, typically accompanying a drum beat during an opponent's’ third down, has faced criticism lately for trivializing and appropriating Native American culture. In 2007, the university changed its mascot, which had been a faux Native American called Chief Illiniwek.
August 28, 2017
Hurricane prompts evacuations, as well as delays in move-in days and starts of academic years for colleges along the Gulf Coast and in Houston area.


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