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Liberal Studies?

College campuses have long been accused of being bastions of liberal thought. But the most recent Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) survey of the nation’s entering students at four-year colleges and universities shows that current freshmen, at least, are arriving on campus with their own more liberal beliefs than previous classes. “The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2011” shares findings that students are more accepting of everything from same-sex marriages to affirmative action.

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California State U Professors Plan A Spring Vote On 'Rolling' Strike At All Campuses

In the midst of a contract fight, the statewide union representing California State University professors will vote this spring on whether to impose a "rolling" strike at all 23 campuses.

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California State U Professors To Be Paid For Protest Day

California State University East Bay professors who played hooky to protest state budget cuts - but then put in for a full day's pay - are getting a pass from the system's chancellor.

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UC Davis Faculty Rejects No-Confidence Vote On Chancellor

The school came under national criticism after campus officers pepper-sprayed peaceful Occupy student protesters in November.

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Arizona Considers Bills To Ban Swear Words And Protect Conservatives In College

New legislation in Arizona will look to protect conservative professors from discrimination, while punishing others who violate obscenity standards.

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Old Dominion U Settles Sex Discrimination Lawsuit For $15,000

A former Old Dominion University professor has settled her sex discrimination lawsuit against the school for $15,000, according to a spokesman for the state Attorney General’s Office.

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Former U Of North Dakota Professor Accused Of 'Manipulating' Research Data

A cancer researcher with ties to the UND School of Medicine was the subject of a CBS “60 Minutes” report called “Deception at Duke.”

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Norfolk State U Leader Takes Long Strides In Short Time

It happened to Gary McCollum a few weeks ago, just as it has to other Norfolk State University board members. Someone stopped McCollum, the rector of the Board of Visitors, to say: “Wow, your new president at Norfolk State is everywhere.”

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At Harvard, Teachers Get A Lesson

The group had convened in Harvard’s Northwest Science Building for a one-day symposium on learning and teaching, the first salvo in a $40 million attempt by Harvard to rethink education.

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A Pricey - And Familiar - Perk For New UMass Head

The University of Massachusetts has promised its new president, Robert Caret, a sabbatical of up to one year at his full presidential salary when he steps down, a controversial perk like the one awarded to his predecessor, Jack Wilson.

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