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There will be puppies

No, you’re not dreaming. The American Political Science Association confirmed this week that a “puppy social” advertised in the otherwise quite serious program for its annual meeting -- set for later this month in Washington -- is the real deal.

Controversy Over Western Civilization Funding in Australia

University of Queensland says fixed-term gift will provide rare infusion of support for humanities, but professors and students have concerns about academic freedom and the donor's political agenda.

Chinese kids groomed for studies abroad via overseas summer camps

Zhou Xiaodong, a deputy general manager of an enterprise in Wuhan, Hubei province, has been thinking about sending his son Zhou Zixuan to an overseas university since he was just a seventh-grade student.

University to launch workshop that teaches men about the ‘aesthetics of manhood’

As part of a lineup of health programs, a public university this fall will offer a workshop for “male-identified students” to discuss sexuality, emotional expression, hook-up culture and the “aesthetics of manhood.”

Textbooks are getting cheaper for the first time in two decades

A 19-year trend of rising textbook prices reversed itself more than two years ago and shows no signs of returning, according to a renowned economist’s review of new government data and a textbook price-comparison website’s purchasing data.