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North America

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

Ebola puts US universities on edge

20 Oct 2014

By Elizabeth Redden, for Inside Higher Ed

Refute ‘private good, public bad’ claims, UC Berkeley told Subscription

16 October 2014 | By

Hard times for state-funded institutions require forceful restatement of their benefits to society, Simon Marginson says in Clark Kerr Lecture

Caricature of university president returned…in pieces

14 Oct 2014

By Elizabeth Redden, for Inside Higher Ed

Chicago suspends Confucius Institute negotiations

29 Sep 2014

By Elizabeth Redden, for Inside Higher Ed

Fresher deaths in US spark focus on alcohol abuse

23 Sep 2014

By Jake New, for Inside Higher Ed

Overseas students help keep postgraduate numbers stable in US

22 Sep 2014 | By

A rise in international postgraduate enrolments in the US has helped overall recruitment in the country to keep rising, a report has found

US college offers video application option

08 Sep 2014

By Scott Jaschik, forInside Higher Ed

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