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What role will academia play if the US-China conflict escalates?
Senior citizens hold more student debt: a Wall Street Journal report.
Seven years after giving up caffeine:
Announcement: we’re moving.
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Adjuncts, harassment, finance, and technology: a look into the chief academic officer mind.
A passel of stories about education and technology:
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What does the Covington story tell us about America in 2019?
What does it suggest about the near-term future?
American #highereducation cut hundreds of foreign language programs:
Open access rising:
"Researchers posted more preprints to the bioRxiv server in 2018 alone than in the four previous years, according to an analysis of the 37,648 preprints posted on the site in its first 5 years."
Another American college to close:
One state plans for more college closures:
Another tale of rural connectivity.
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Good data on American adults' attitudes towards having children:
I tried getting up earlier this morning.
But this fellow insisted on occupying my chest:
Discussing how to better engage students:
Who supports AI and who opposes it?
Some fascinating poll results via Axios , https://www.axios.com/artificial-intelligence-development-survey-3b63fe89-3809-4de8-a05f-9e0cc1fdbc7b.html
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