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How Unemployment Rates Shift Choices of Majors

When the economy is weak, college students flee liberal arts.

July 23 2015 12:23 PMA Breakthrough for Gay Christian ProfessorsTwo Christian colleges adopt a new policy on LGBTQ professors.
July 10 2015 3:55 PMExtra CredditAcademics are trying to crack the Reddit code.
June 24 2015 3:10 PMNo Tolerance for IntoleranceSouthern universities are calling for the removal of Confederate flags and other racist symbols.
June 12 2015 3:28 PMStay at Home, LadiesOne university considers banning women from frats to protect them from sexual assault. Seriously?
May 29 2015 11:46 AMHaunted by High SchoolColleges often make admissions decisions based on students’ misbehavior in high school. Is that fair?
May 15 2015 5:21 PMDoes This Thing Have an Undo Button?After a prof’s explosive comments, some critics think tweeting about race should be a fireable offense.
May 1 2015 10:15 AMSlam FlunkCan a professor fail his entire class? Texas A&M says no way.
April 20 2015 5:51 PMPlaying Catch-UpSports-powerhouse universities keep choosing leaders with no experience in sports. Is that a problem?
March 30 2015 4:39 PMCriticism UnwelcomeThe United Arab Emirates blocked an NYU professor who questioned its policies. Is academic freedom at risk?
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.
July 16 2015 1:24 PMFalse SecurityPlagiarism detection software is costly, ineffective, and error-prone. Why are more and more teachers turning to it?
July 2 2015 8:00 AMBeyond the FlagThe names of Confederate leaders still adorn the halls of prominent universities. Is that OK?
June 19 2015 4:00 PM“Less Soda Means More Adderall”What happens when a college campus bans sugary drinks?
June 1 2015 7:03 PMTenure Under AttackWisconsin just moved to eliminate tenure and weaken shared governance. Could the move be fatal to the University of Wisconsin?
May 22 2015 12:49 PMDoing Their Fair Share?The Harvards of the world are awash in public funds for low-income students. Why aren’t they doing more to enroll them?
May 7 2015 9:00 AMProse by Any Other NameIf you want to champion the humanities, don’t focus so narrowly on Shakespeare.
April 24 2015 4:36 PMHow to Quit Cat GIFsAnti-distraction software can help solve your procrastination habit.
April 10 2015 9:25 AMSniper vs. PaddingtonMichigan’s film flip-flop reveals how campuses struggle to embrace free speech without offending students.
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.

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