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The United Arab Emirates blocked an NYU professor who questioned its policies. Is academic freedom at risk?

March 27 2015 2:00 PMFighting Words?A professor compared Hamas to a rabid pit bull. Free speech couldn’t protect him from student vitriol.
March 13 2015 3:56 PMThe Ugly, Racist, Deadly History of Sigma Alpha EpsilonThe fraternity’s problems aren’t limited to the University of Oklahoma or the South. And they stretch back decades.
Feb. 16 2015 11:11 AMPostventionTulane, Appalachian State grapple with clusters of suicides on campus.
Feb. 10 2015 2:32 PMFiring a Professor Over a Blog PostControversy over online comments about a classroom discussion of gay marriage threatens to end a career, and raises questions about what tenure really protects.
Dec. 29 2014 3:42 PMThe Fight Over Football FundingUniversities with middling football teams decide how to balance athletic budgets with student needs.
Dec. 15 2014 4:07 PMThe Yik Yak Take-BackWhat happened when college professors tried to drown out an app’s anonymous ugliness with positive vibes.
Dec. 5 2014 1:57 PMA College Board ShootingTexas community college administration controversy over asbestos escalates.
Nov. 21 2014 3:16 PMColleges and CosbyUniversities patronized by Bill Cosby wrestle with whether to distance themselves from the actor.
Nov. 7 2014 9:27 AMI Used My Research for Advocacy. Was I Wrong?A social scientist considers how his findings on women and obesity should be used in public discourse.
Oct. 26 2014 7:22 AMWhat’s Happening With Free Tuition in Chile?President Michelle Bachelet’s plan to make higher education free hits some snags.
Oct. 10 2014 9:37 AMRaising a Flag, Raising Some QuestionsDisplaying a Confederate flag at Bryn Mawr leads to controversy.
Sept. 25 2014 1:20 PMAccept Women—or ElseFraternities at Wesleyan are becoming coed. Will it help cut down on sexual assault?
Sept. 13 2014 8:38 AM“You’re More Than Just a Number”Goucher College goes transcript-free in admissions.
Aug. 28 2014 11:56 AMDon’t Email MeOne professor banned students from emailing her. The results were great.
Aug. 14 2014 7:00 AMPulling RankIs Northeastern University denying professors tenure to improve its national rankings?
March 26 2015 6:16 PMNo Funds for YouThe Department of Education withholds massive amounts of funding from “risky” colleges. It doesn’t have to tell us which ones.
March 5 2015 9:30 AMTeaching While AsianStudy finds students give lower ratings to Asian professors.
Feb. 12 2015 10:00 AM$15,000 Per Course?As minimum-wage activists fight for $15, adjunct professors fight for $15K.
Jan. 30 2015 4:04 PMMajor ExodusHow do post-recession English departments attract students to a field losing popularity?
Dec. 23 2014 1:00 PMTrigger Warnings in the ClassroomProfessors debate whether future lawyers need to discuss cases involving rape while they’re in school.
Dec. 11 2014 2:24 PMMemorials and LegaciesA university chaplain reflects on the importance and meaning of memorial services.
Nov. 25 2014 3:22 PMDid We Offend You? What to do when asked not to sing about Andrew Jackson at your college.
Nov. 14 2014 8:38 AMShould the Greek System Be Banned?Or will getting rid of fraternities on campus just push drinking and rape off campus?
Oct. 30 2014 2:35 PMLet the Right Ones InAn engineering college has a new metric for admitting students: “locus of control”
Oct. 17 2014 2:06 PMThe “Yes Means Yes” WorldWhat will the new affirmative consent standard mean for the 800 colleges that have adopted it?
Oct. 3 2014 10:43 AMCombating ConcussionsHow should the NCAA be protecting concussed student-athletes?
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PMEmpty Seats, Fewer Donors?College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
Sept. 3 2014 11:51 PMThe Meaning of PinkWhat’s with all the fuss over the University of Iowa’s pink locker room?
Aug. 22 2014 7:25 AMThe Humanities Strengthen ScienceHow a visit to the Yale University Cushing Center taught one scientist to see the humanism in medicine.
Aug. 7 2014 11:03 AMOle Miss Struggles to Be a New MissThe University of Mississippi wants to stop going by its nickname and improve campus race relations. Students are not happy.

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