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December 20, 2017
College enrollments in the U.S. decline for a sixth straight year -- although at a slower rate -- while the bachelor's degree got more popular.

December 20, 2017
A departmental committee told a professor he had to teach Judith Butler in his class in the name of gender balance. He refused. As for Butler, she doesn’t want her work forced on him.

December 20, 2017
New study of economics professors' research effort and impact says they're not exactly "swinging for the fences" after getting tenure.

December 20, 2017
Paper in The French Review titled “Islamism’s Conquest of the French Republic” draws outcry, not only on charges of Islamophobia, but on its scholarly merit. An editor who joined in criticism is fired.

December 20, 2017
Protests and altercation at St. Louis Community College board meeting highlight division over layoffs and a budget deficit in a large district that is losing students.

December 19, 2017
Study finds that men speak twice as often as women do at colloquiums, a difference that can't be explained away by rank, speaker pool composition or women's interest in giving talks.

December 19, 2017
Small private women's college is cutting more than 10 percent of its faculty as it overhauls curriculum.

December 19, 2017
The number of faculty members choosing open educational resources over traditional textbooks has nearly doubled in the last year, but awareness over all remains low.

December 19, 2017
Institutions won’t allow students to use marijuana on campuses for fear of running afoul of federal law and losing their funding.

December 19, 2017
Johnson O. Akinleye, interim chancellor of North Carolina Central University, has been promoted to president there. Paul Alivisatos, vice chancellor for research at the University of California, Berkeley, has been selected as executive vice chancellor and provost there.

December 18, 2017
House and Senate negotiators release final details of tax reform agreement expected to win approval. Plus a list of colleges likely to face new tax.

December 18, 2017
Study finds humanities and social science Ph.D.s working outside academe are happier than their tenure-track peers, even if "alt-ac" careers weren't their first choice.

December 18, 2017
Residents in poor parts of New York City tend to have less student debt but more trouble paying it off, providing a window into how national trends play out at the local level.

December 18, 2017
An accreditor's decision to place an embattled New Jersey community college on probation may have been the wake-up call officials needed to improve its operations.

December 18, 2017
NCAA punishes seven former Northern Colorado coaching staffers who paid for and completed athletes' online courses.

December 15, 2017
New public opinion data suggest that despite significant concerns about prices, most Americans (and many Republicans) believe a postsecondary education is essential.

December 15, 2017
Calls for clear, easily accessible data on Ph.D. program outcomes have failed to produce results at any kind of scale. A new coalition of 10 life sciences institutions hopes to change that.

December 15, 2017
Sam Olens, a controversial pick for president of Kennesaw State last year, has resigned following inquiries into how he handled protests related to the national anthem.

December 15, 2017
Kern Holoman, of the University of California, Davis, was stripped of his emeritus professor status this week after allegations of sexual assault from 1987 surfaced. He has denied the claims, which were made by a former student who now works at the university.

December 15, 2017
Columbia College Chicago is starting a minor in hip-hop studies. Columbia University is starting a master's degree in business analytics.

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