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French Scholar on Way to Speak at Texas A&M Was Detained at Airport for 10 Hours

February 26, 2017 - 7:39am
The scholar, Henry Rousso, was about to be deported before university officials won his release.
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Graduate Students in 6 Departments at Yale Vote to Unionize

February 24, 2017 - 9:18am
The balloting results, announced on Thursday, were attained with a strategy that could make such collective bargaining easier at universities where campuswide support does not exist.
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Colleges Try to Ease Immigrant Students' Stress as Government Steps Up Deportations

February 24, 2017 - 2:57am
Steps colleges are taking include offering additional counseling, providing legal-aid services, and creating spaces where students can share their frustrations and fears, or simply vent.
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A Sociologist Looks at the Failure of the For-Profits and the Rise of Trump

February 24, 2017 - 2:55am
The author of a new book on for-profit higher education says the industry takes advantage of the slack in the labor market.
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The Alumni Colleges Aren’t Bragging About: Members of Trump’s Inner Circle

February 24, 2017 - 2:55am
When, if ever, is it OK for an alma mater to speak out against one of its graduates?
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Betsy DeVos Criticizes Professors in Remarks to Conservative Conference

February 23, 2017 - 11:37am
The new education secretary called on college students to join the fight against the "education establishment."
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Campus Conservatives Get a Lesson in Activism: When Professors Start Ranting, Start Filming

February 23, 2017 - 11:21am
The Conservative Political Action Conference, which kicked off this week, included a workshop that gave students tips for capturing evidence that faculty members lean liberal.
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Senate Democrats Ask DeVos to Explain Falwell's Higher-Ed Task Force

February 23, 2017 - 9:47am
Six lawmakers wrote to the education secretary to seek more information about the panel, which the Liberty University president says will deal primarily with college deregulation.
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Federal Panel Gives Controversial Community-College Accreditor a Clean Slate

February 23, 2017 - 9:28am
Despite heated opposition, the committee that oversees accreditors recommended that the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges continue its status as a gatekeeper of federal student aid for 18 months.
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In a Polarized Climate, Libertarian Students Look for Common Ground

February 23, 2017 - 2:55am
Activists who recently gathered for the International Students for Liberty Conference spoke out about where they fit into the sharply partisan debates playing out on their campuses.
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Professor Who Urged an Election Recount Thinks Trump Won, but Voting Integrity Still Concerns Him

February 23, 2017 - 2:55am
"The 2016 election is pretty well settled," says J. Alex Halderman, "but I am extremely worried about what is going to happen in 2018 and 2020."
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Why Trans* Students Matter

February 23, 2017 - 2:55am
The author of a recent book on transgender college students worries about Trump's rollback of Obama-era protections and advocates moving beyond "best practices" for inclusion.
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Trump Administration Rescinds Obama-Era Guidance on Transgender Students

February 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
A "Dear Colleague" letter from the Education and Justice Departments says that "there must be due regard for the primary role of the states and local school districts."
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College Board Looks to Boost SAT Security Worldwide

February 22, 2017 - 8:30am
The company that owns the test is taking steps to prevent leaks and dissuade potential cheaters after a wave of test stealing led to canceled exams in China last year.
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Jerry Falwell Jr. Has the President’s Ear. Should Higher Ed Speak With Him?

February 22, 2017 - 2:56am
Many college leaders are more than willing to see the Liberty University president champion deregulation. But fewer are eager to be associated with his political views.
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Researchers Are Divided as FDA Moves to Regulate Gene Editing

February 22, 2017 - 2:55am
To supporters, the agency is simply trying to keep up with the science. To detractors, it’s a reach for authority so broad as to go beyond any reasonable definition of the Food and Drug Administration’s mandate.
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In Free-Tuition Proposal, Wisconsin Student Activists Seek to Keep the Pressure On

February 22, 2017 - 2:55am
While the proposal to make tuition free for black students made headlines, University of Wisconsin at Madison students say they’re thinking strategically. And the university says it is making strides.
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Iowa Bill Would Force Universities to Consider Political Affiliation in Faculty Hiring

February 22, 2017 - 2:55am
A state senator who previously has taken shots at higher education describes his new measure as intended to reduce professors’ partisan slants while making them better known to students.
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Meet the Math Professor Who’s Fighting Gerrymandering With Geometry

February 22, 2017 - 2:55am
Moon Duchin has helped create a program to train mathematicians to be expert witnesses in court cases over redrawn electoral districts. She explains why it’s "the right moment" to pursue this new approach.
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Dean at Georgia Tech Will Be New Chancellor of UC-Davis

February 21, 2017 - 12:30pm
Gary May, dean of engineering, will succeed the controversial Linda P.B. Katehi, pending board approval, on August 1.
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