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The U. of Missouri Press Almost Closed 4 Years Ago. Here’s How It Bounced Back.

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 4:55am
Aided by a public outcry, the publisher thwarted a plan to shut it down. It’s now on firmer footing, but like other university presses, it is still weathering the challenges of a shifting market.
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When the President of the United States Writes an Article in Your Journal

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 4:47am
How do you edit Barack Obama? The Chronicle spoke to the editor in chief of a journal that published the president’s article on the future of health-care reform on Monday.
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As Free Textbooks Go Mainstream, Advocate Says Colleges Should Do More to Support Them

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:55am
Hal Plotkin, a longtime supporter of open educational resources, says efforts like the Zero Textbook Cost degree could save students billions of dollars.
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'One Trigger Finger for Whites and Another for Blacks': What the Research Says

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 4:55am
Scholars have been studying the role of race in fatal police shootings for decades. Here’s a survey of what they’ve learned.
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Why Don't Young Scientists Get More Grants? Often They Don't Apply

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 2:09pm
Experts have long bemoaned the fact that older researchers earn disproportionate funding. A new study suggests they're more likely than their younger colleagues to ask the NIH for money.
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The U. of California’s Open-Access Promise Hits a Snag: The Faculty

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:52am
Three years after the university system’s Academic Senate approved a bold plan to make faculty research freely available, only 25 percent of professors are putting their papers in a state-created repository.
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In ‘Donald Trump, PhD,’ Scientists Find Catharsis Amid Gags

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:55am
Why one scientist started a Twitter account that applies the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s style of rhetoric to reforming the sciences.
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