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Just 5 Universities Produce One-Eighth of the Nation’s Tenure-Track Professors

Just five universities have produced one-eighth of the tenure-track professors at American doctoral institutions, and 80 percent of such professors…

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Why One College Took the Unusual Step of Offering Need-Blind Admission to Foreign Students

Bowdoin College will extend its need-blind admissions policy to international students, joining just a half-dozen other American colleges with comprehensive…

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Some Colleges Pay for Space on a Classic Game. It Ain’t Monopoly Money.

After paying a markup of 70 times the list price for a small square of property, it’s safe to say…

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Harvard’s President Will Step Down After a Tumultuous 5 Years

Harvard University’s president, Lawrence S. Bacow, told the campus community on Wednesday that he would step down from his position…

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NYU Backs Down on Hiring a Star Researcher and Accused Harasser

In the face of fierce backlash from faculty members and students at New York University, a biologist who is accused…

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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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With Students in Mental-Health Crises, Campuses Risk Doing Too Little — or Too Much

Olivia Kong sounded “sleepy and distracted” but not “psychotic,” the on-call University of Pennsylvania psychiatrist would later say, when she…

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‘An Art and a Science’: Colleges’ Tricky Task of Selecting Peers

Dozens of baccalaureate institutions see themselves as being a lot like Carleton College. According to a Chronicle analysis of the…

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Columbia Is Ranked No. 2 by ‘U.S News.’ A Professor Says Its Spot Is Based on False Data.

Columbia University is ranked No. 2 among national universities by U.S. News & World Report, behind Princeton University and tied…

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The Ukraine Dilemma: U.S. Colleges Debate Whether to Sever or Sustain Ties with Russia

Apple, Netflix, McDonald’s, General Motors — these American brands are among nearly 400 companies to announce they are pulling out…

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