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Trump Will Deliver Keynote Address at Liberty U. Commencement

March 22, 2017 - 9:28am
The university's president, Jerry Falwell Jr., has been a strong supporter of the U.S. president, to the dismay of some students.
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Trump’s Actions on Immigration Bring Uncertainty to English-Language Learners

March 22, 2017 - 2:55am
Programs that teach English as a second language are seeing enrollments fluctuate because of immigrant students’ rising anxieties.
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Gender Pay Gap Persists Across Faculty Ranks

March 22, 2017 - 2:55am
Although women’s salaries have grown at a slightly higher rate than men’s, the latest figures show that academe still hasn’t remedied a perpetual problem.
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Spanier Trial Opens With Former Penn State President Facing Charges With Few Precedents

March 22, 2017 - 2:55am
Testimony in a Pennsylvania courtroom, while familiar, was for the first time squarely aimed at the university’s former chief.
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Here's Where Charles Murray, Whose Presence Inflamed Middlebury, Is Speaking Next

March 21, 2017 - 9:47am
The controversial sociologist has visits booked at Duke University, Columbia University, New York University, the University of Notre Dame, and Villanova University.
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Meet the Professor Who Looks Up ‘Top Chef’ Spoilers — and Studies Them

March 21, 2017 - 2:55am
A professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has examined whether spoilers enhance or diminish readers’ or viewers’ enjoyment. Spoiler alert: The research is inconclusive.
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In the Age of Trump, Scientists See Reproducibility as Risky Business

March 21, 2017 - 2:55am
Attempts to replicate high-profile scientific studies can be a valuable way to hold scholarly feet to the fire. But some scientists worry that those efforts could be exploited by skeptical lawmakers.
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U. of Texas at El Paso Watches Warily as Trump’s Budget Threatens Its Needy Students

March 21, 2017 - 2:55am
The main obstacle is not the 30-foot-tall wall that the president wants to build on the Mexican border. It’s his plan to scale back a host of programs that help the university’s impoverished enrollment.
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Former For-Profit Lobbyist Quits Job at Education Dept.

March 20, 2017 - 1:25pm
Taylor Hansen left his new post just days after the Trump administration reversed a regulation that limited fees charged by student-loan-guarantee agencies.
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In Spanier Case, College Leadership Goes on Trial

March 20, 2017 - 2:55am
The prosecution of Penn State’s former president, charged with covering up Jerry Sandusky’s abuse, will scrutinize administrative decision-making and feed on a growing culture of accountability.
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The Clock May Be Ticking on Graduate Unions

March 20, 2017 - 2:55am
Under President Trump, the National Labor Relations Board could soon take a dimmer view of Ph.D. students’ bids to unionize. Some say colleges are using litigation as a stall tactic.
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In a Polarized Climate, Free-Speech Warriors Seize the Spotlight

March 19, 2017 - 5:00pm
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a champion of First Amendment rights, has gained new prominence as campus controversies spread. Yet FIRE has also found itself in the cross hairs of increasingly fraught debates.
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In a Polarized Climate, Free-Speech Warriors Seize the Spotlight

March 19, 2017 - 5:00pm
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a champion of First Amendment rights, has gained new prominence as campus controversies spread. Yet FIRE has also found itself in the cross hairs of increasingly fraught debates.
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Spreading the Word About Philosophy’s Value

March 19, 2017 - 4:35pm
The American Philosophical Association’s executive director says the discipline has to be proactive in defending itself.
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3 Ways to Support Philosophy on Your Campus

March 19, 2017 - 4:33pm
Find out what departments are doing to help secure their futures.
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A Christian Conservative Professor Accuses Colleges of Indoctrinating Students

March 19, 2017 - 4:30pm
Carol Swain, a political scientist and a Christian conservative, is retiring early from teaching a year after Vanderbilt students called her a bigot and petitioned for her suspension.
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A ‘Sense of Entitlement’

March 19, 2017 - 4:30pm
Carol Swain, a political scientist and a Christian conservative, is retiring early from teaching a year after Vanderbilt students called her a bigot and petitioned for her suspension.
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How to Help Your Department Avoid the Ax

March 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
What philosophy departments can teach their peers in the humanities about surviving cuts and staying relevant.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (3/24/2017)

March 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
The University of California at Berkeley appointed its first female chancellor, and a former U.S. secretary of education will be a senior fellow in the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.  
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Where Will the Government Look for Thousands of New Border Agents? On College Campuses

March 17, 2017 - 2:55am
The Trump administration wants to hire 5,000 new Customs and Border Protection officers, and colleges are a prime recruiting ground.
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