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How Pedophilia Research Led a University to Part Ways With a Scholar

Allyn Walker predicted the backlash — its likelihood, if not its extent. Walker’s book, A Long, Dark Shadow: Minor-Attracted People…

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UNLV Sold a Beloved Literary Magazine to a Mysterious Media Company. Why?

When the University of Nevada at Las Vegas acquired The Believer in March 2017, a press release bragged that it…

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A Nonprofit Tried to Re-enroll Thousands of Students Who Almost Finished College. Here’s How It Went.

Some students who complete all of the academic requirements for college never actually get their degree. In fact, that was…

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‘Disturbing and Even Shocking’: Harvard to Spend $100 Million to Atone for ‘Immoral’ Ties to Slavery

Through its “extensive entanglements” with slavery, Harvard University benefited from and in some ways perpetuated “profoundly immoral” practices that it…

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Few Black, Hispanic, and Native Researchers Are Getting Published

While it’s widely known that scholars of color are underrepresented in STEM fields, a new study paints an even more…

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Why Students Quit College During Covid

Students cited emotional stress, health concerns, and financial worries as some of the biggest barriers to staying in college during…

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Is Geopolitics Closing the Door on Open Research?

Since the end of the Cold War, and even before, intellectual exchange across borders has been viewed as inherently beneficial.…

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Texas A&M University Abruptly Shuttered a Climate Lab, Citing Security Risk

A climate-science lab at Texas A&M University has been shut down after its ties to a Chinese university were deemed…

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What’s in a Name? An Enrollment Increase, When a College Becomes a University

In a 15-year period, more than 120 four-year colleges made a small but significant switch: They dropped “college” from their…

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A Rape-Prevention Scholar Faced Sexual-Misconduct Charges. Now His University Has Revoked His Tenure.

The University of Illinois system’s Board of Trustees has fired a tenured professor who was accused of sexually assaulting one…

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