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Purdue’s President Says Free-Speech Policy Forces Him to Defend Faculty Critic

October 10, 2017 - 12:52pm
When Mitch Daniels, the university’s leader, was asked about white-supremacist posters found on the Indiana campus, he criticized the professor pressing him on the issue.
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Drexel Puts Professor on Leave After Tweet About Las Vegas Draws Conservative Ire

October 10, 2017 - 10:29am
The professor, George Ciccariello-Maher, is no stranger to controversy. But the leave is necessary to ensure campus safety because of the threats he has received, a university spokeswoman said.
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Texas Tech Student Shot and Killed Campus Police Officer, Officials Say

October 10, 2017 - 6:53am
After being brought to the campus police station for questioning, Hollis Daniels allegedly pulled out a gun and shot an officer in the head before fleeing on foot. He was later arrested.
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What Students Can Learn From Workplace Hierarchies

October 9, 2017 - 5:51pm
Academe tends to allow students to dress as they please, to question authority, and to speak freely. Some preprofessional institutions, though, provide students a place in the pecking order that may prepare them better for jobs.
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Can Social Science Tell Us How Much Gerrymandering Is Too Much?

October 9, 2017 - 1:05pm
In the spotlight of a Supreme Court case over whether Wisconsin lawmakers drew the state’s districts unconstitutionally, the discipline sees both its power and its limits.
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Inside an ‘Unprecedented’ Increase in Campus White-Supremacist Recruiting

October 9, 2017 - 11:22am
Hate fliers have appeared on hundreds of campuses, largely due to the efforts of groups looking to make recruiting inroads. Here’s what college administrators can do.
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What You Need to Know About an ‘Unprecedented’ Increase in Campus White-Supremacist Recruiting

October 9, 2017 - 11:22am
Hate fliers have appeared on hundreds of campuses, largely due to the efforts of groups looking to make recruiting inroads. Here’s what college administrators can do.
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Expanding Undergraduate Research

October 8, 2017 - 4:30pm
Colleges like the problem-solving skills it can teach. Here’s how to offer more opportunities on a tight budget.
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How Recognition Can Build a Research Culture for Undergraduates

October 8, 2017 - 4:30pm
Awards and research presentations are key to getting faculty members and students involved.
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Roadkill, Mexico, and Bones: One Undergrad’s Research Experience

October 8, 2017 - 4:30pm
How a faculty mentor helped a student foster her passion for anthropology.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (10/13/2017)

October 8, 2017 - 4:30pm
Castleton University has appointed its next president; winners of the 2017 Nobel Prizes have been named.
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An Aspiring Grad Student Nurses a Dream in the Darkness of War

October 8, 2017 - 4:30pm
Bushra Dabbagh hoped to escape Syria to study biotechnology and entrepreneurship at Northeastern University. But President Trump’s travel ban may stop her from reaching her goal.
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The Long Last Miles to College

October 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
All along they wanted the same thing: to leave home, decorate a dorm-room wall, and shape a new life. Find out how two Texas students weathered an uncertain summer.
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Students on the Margins

October 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
For many low-income students, college is a question mark. The guidance that they need is often in desperately short supply. Download this booklet to see their lives unfold, and you’ll see a tangle of circumstances as complex as the students themselves.
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With Title IX Guidance in Flux, It May Be ‘Open Hunting Season’ for Lawyers

October 6, 2017 - 3:43pm
Obama-era guidance led to more lawyers representing accused rapists on campus. Now that the guidance has been rescinded, even more lawyers may get involved.
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Wisconsin Regents Approve a 3-Strikes Policy to Deal With Students Who Disrupt Speakers

October 6, 2017 - 12:42pm
Under the new rule, students who twice interfere with free speech on campus will be suspended for a minimum of one semester. And three times? They're out.
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The Daily Briefing

October 6, 2017 - 2:55am
The Daily Briefing tells individual subscribers everything they need to know about higher ed. Here’s a sample.
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U. of Southern California Removes Medical-School Dean as Newspaper Reports Sexual-Misconduct Claim

October 5, 2017 - 7:46pm
The ousted official, Rohit Varma, was accused of harassing a young woman he supervised. He later succeeded Carmen Puliafito, described by the Los Angeles Times as a drug-fueled partyer.
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After a Speaker Is Shouted Down, William & Mary Becomes New Flash Point in Free-Speech Fight

October 5, 2017 - 7:16pm
Student protesters stopped the head of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Virginia office from speaking. She called their actions a “classic example of a heckler’s veto.”
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