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Confuse Students to Help Them Learn

August 14, 2014 - 2:55am

Forcing them to work past impasses can promote deeper levels of comprehension, researchers find.

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Elon College's Application, 1913: Have You Read Any Homer?

August 12, 2014 - 9:01pm

A look at how the college application has changed over the past century, through the experience of one North Carolina institution.

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Volume 60, Issue 44: August 15, 2014

August 12, 2014 - 8:21am
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Texas Legislators Stop Short of Impeaching Controversial Regent

August 12, 2014 - 2:57am

A committee voted instead to censure Wallace L. Hall Jr., whose scrutiny of the University of Texas flagship stirred debate about the appropriate role of a regent.

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Israeli Scholar Says Outcry Over His Rape Remarks Has Not Hurt Planned U.S. Tour

August 12, 2014 - 2:56am

The only thing that deters terrorists is if "they know that their sister or their mother will be raped," Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University said last month.

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Details of Energy Dept. Plan to Ease Access to Research Don't Please All

August 11, 2014 - 2:55am

The announcement marks a new, pragmatic phase in the debate over how widely published research should be shared, and how quickly.

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‘Wait a Second, This Is Terrible.’

August 10, 2014 - 10:01pm

Two computer scientists resent the presence of Facebook's founder at a scholarly gathering.

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Can Universities Use Data to Fix What Ails the Lecture?

August 10, 2014 - 10:01pm

In a culture of accountability, universities call on technology to collect information about student participation in the classroom.

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Thanks to Outreach, U.S. Colleges Enjoy Jump in Gifts From Abroad

August 10, 2014 - 10:01pm

Through regional investment and engagement, U.S. institutions are tapping a vast pool of wealth around the globe.

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Longtime Planetarium Director Reflects on a Career Spent Under the Stars

August 10, 2014 - 10:00pm

Jack Dunn is retiring after having led a planetarium at the University of Nebraska for 43 years.

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How Close Is Too Close? Industry Courts Computer Scholars

August 10, 2014 - 10:00pm

Academe, for its part, wants access to corporate data as well as the money that tech giants like Google can generate.

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A Dean's Path: From Carnegie Mellon to Google and Back Again

August 10, 2014 - 10:00pm

Andrew W. Moore was a professor of robotics and computer science at the university before he left to lead Google’s Pittsburgh office.

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What's in a Title? Adjuncts by Another Name May Face the Same Realities

August 10, 2014 - 10:00pm

In an effort to better recognize the work of those off the tenure track, some colleges are giving them new rankings.

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U. of Arkansas Hires Its First Female Graduate-School Dean; SUNY Gets New Provost

August 10, 2014 - 10:00pm

Before becoming dean, Kim LaScola Needy led Arkansas’s department of industrial engineering for nearly six years.

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Data-Analysis Programs That Help Retain Students Are Gaining Traction at Colleges

August 10, 2014 - 10:00pm

Efforts to identify those at risk of dropping out shed new light on the science of retention.

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Behind an Ex-President, a Band of Loyalists

August 10, 2014 - 10:00pm

State prosecutors say they can prove Graham Spanier conspired to cover up the crimes of Jerry Sandusky, but an eclectic band of people have coalesced around the former president to trumpet his innocence.

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Breaking Down the Ruling: 3 Experts' Views

August 10, 2014 - 5:23pm

We asked three legal scholars to take a highlighter to the most significant parts of the judge’s ruling in the Ed O’Bannon case.

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Amateurism May Be Dead, but a New Educational Model Is Born

August 10, 2014 - 4:11pm

The judge dismantled the NCAA's amateurism defense, but gave the association the tools to create a new academic focus.

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What People Are Saying About the O'Bannon Ruling

August 10, 2014 - 7:40am

Many observers said that while the judge’s ruling dealt a powerful blow to the NCAA, her decision was not a fatal one. Here’s a sampling of their reactions.

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How the O'Bannon Ruling Could Change College Sports

August 9, 2014 - 2:59pm

Colleges are budgeting for new player benefits, but some could curb licensing deals to limit what they give athletes.

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