Research

Booksellers Respond to Textbook Slump

In this digital age, at a time when everybody is tightening their belts, it should come as no surprise that students are buying fewer textbooks. How many fewer? Two recent surveys show that 70 percent of students polled at the University of California, Riverside say the rising costs of higher ed have caused them to skip buying textbooks altogether. And findings from a 2011 Pew survey, “The Digital Revolution and Higher Education,” indicate that 62 percent of college presidents anticipate more than half of textbooks used by their undergraduates will be digital within 10 years.

Dramatic Restructuring Of N.J.'s University System Would Create 3 Research Campuses

Gov. Chris Christie unveiled a dramatic restructuring of New Jersey’s university system Wednesday that would break up the state’s medical university while creating a major new public research campus at Rowan University in South Jersey.

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Black Students: Duke Study Shows Deeper Problems

An unpublished study by Duke University researchers that says black students are more likely to switch to less difficult majors has upset some students, who say the research is emblematic of more entrenched racial problems.

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Calif. Scientists Sound Alarm For State Research Funding

Student protesters yell about funding cuts every chance they get. California's public university leaders ring their hands about it every year before raising tuition.

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Texas State Reclassified As Emerging Research University

Texas State University officials learned today that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has reclassified the San Marcos school as an Emerging Research University.

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Red Wine Researcher Accused Of Falsifying Data

A University of Connecticut researcher known for his work on red wine's benefits to cardiovascular health falsified his data in more than 100 instances, university officials said Wednesday.

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Scandal Headlines Overshadowed Accomplishments, Ohio State President Laments

The president of Ohio State University on Wednesday lamented that publicity over a football scandal overshadowed the university's many accomplishments last year, then drew more unwelcome attention when he compared the job of coordinating several university divisions to "the Polish army."

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U of North Dakota Says Impact Of Research Grew In FY11

The economic impact of UND research continues to grow, according to a new university report.

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UConn: Conn. Could Gain Worldwide Reputation

With the right investments and optimistic mindset, Connecticut could transform itself into the Silicon Valley of medical, engineering and science research advancements, the president of the state's flagship university said Friday.

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