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North America

Disaster City: where a catastrophe is a good day’s work Subscription

29 January 2015 | By Jon Marcus

Emergency services from around the world come to train at the small village with a unique connection to Texas A&M

Racial profiling on campus: debate reignited

26 Jan 2015

By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

Obama highlights college plan in State of the Union speech

21 Jan 2015

By Michael Stratford, for Inside Higher Ed

Will Cuba roll out the welcome mat for US students? Subscription

15 January 2015 | By Jon Marcus

American universities review exchange programmes as 50-year embargo ends

Racism accusations spark academic freedom debate in Canada

12 Jan 2015

By Colleen Flaherty, for Inside Higher Ed

Online class sizes ‘may not matter’

05 Jan 2015

By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

US institutions pressed to disclose overseas deaths Subscription

1 January 2015 | By Jon Marcus

Activists want universities to report if study-abroad students are killed, injured or victims of a crime

Penn university president Amy Gutmann joins ‘die-in’

15 Dec 2014

By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

Too many postdocs, not enough research jobs Subscription

11 December 2014 | By Jon Marcus

Fears rise in the US that talented early career scientists are being driven out of the sector because of lack of opportunities

Israel boycott movement survives challenge

08 Dec 2014

By Elizabeth Redden, for Inside Higher Ed

Delta State University aims to get its blues mojo working Subscription

27 November 2014 | By Jon Marcus

Jon Marcus reports from Cleveland, Mississippi on an institution pinning hopes on a musical heritage

Bill Cosby claims place pressure on US colleges

24 Nov 2014

By Ry Rivard, for Inside Higher Ed

Student experience ‘varies widely’ in US

22 Nov 2014 | By

The average US student’s experience varies widely between universities, even when the institutions are similarly selective and of a comparable size.

Sector urged to put brakes on Confucius Institutes’ expansion Subscription

20 November 2014 | By

Book dubs Chinese government-funded centres ‘a threat to academic freedom’

Canada and the ‘war on science’ Subscription

20 November 2014 | By Cynthia Macdonald

Stephen Harper’s government is accused of ‘muzzling’ federal scientists at a time of concern over funding. Is it time for more academics to speak out?

College president ‘questions rape accusers’ motives’

10 Nov 2014

By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

‘Sexy’ graduation gown criticised in Amazon reviews

03 Nov 2014

By Colleen Flaherty, for Inside Higher Ed

‘Campus at sea’ vows to weather financial storms Subscription

30 October 2014 | By

US non-profit Institute for Shipboard Education hopes to plot safe course through rough financial waters

Harvard president under pressure over corporate post

27 Oct 2014

By Ry Rivard, for Inside Higher Ed

Arizona State University aims to wipe out the replicants Subscription

23 October 2014 | By

Michael Crow on the radical change needed to build the New American University

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