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'Harvard Crimson' Site Is Hacked to Take Jabs at Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg

9 hours 54 min ago
The founder and CEO of Facebook, and Harvard's most financially successful dropout, gave the commencement speech there on Thursday afternoon.
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Appeals Court Refuses to Reinstate Trump’s Travel Ban

10 hours 35 min ago
After judges once again reject the president’s policy, it may now be headed for a hearing by the Supreme Court.
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Here’s How a Student ‘Unit Record’ System Could Change Higher Ed

12 hours 40 min ago
The government is banned from collecting and reporting the earnings of graduates. But that’s exactly what would-be college students need to know, say supporters of the latest push to make it happen.
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Lawmakers Show Sympathy for Trump Plan to Squeeze Research Costs

May 24, 2017 - 10:45pm
The Trump administration wants to cut indirect-cost payments to universities that win research grants. That might not hurt Harvard, a witness told a House panel, but could hurt "the broad research mission."
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5 Forces That Drive Administrative ‘Bloat’

May 24, 2017 - 10:40pm
Colleges are hiring professional staff members to respond to broader forces that are changing higher education, experts say.
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How Can Colleges Respond to Extremist Activity Among Students?

May 24, 2017 - 9:43pm
The University of Maryland student who was charged with fatally stabbing Richard Collins III last week followed a far-right, racist Facebook page. But when it comes to speech and expression, there are limits on what officials can do.
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Meet the Professor Who’s Writing a Trump-Based Lesson Plan on the Go

May 24, 2017 - 6:46pm
A Pace University professor spends six to eight hours a day consuming the news and then turns it back on his class.
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UC-Berkeley Fires Professor Accused of Harassing Students

May 24, 2017 - 5:25pm
Blake Wentworth, whose lawyer denied the assertions on his behalf, had been suspended since last June.
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NLRB Issues Second Decision Allowing the Unionization of Undergraduates

May 24, 2017 - 2:50pm
The National Labor Relations Board has cleared the way for student workers at the University of Chicago’s libraries to hold a union vote.
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Education Dept. Will Reconsider Grant Applications Rejected for Formatting Problems

May 24, 2017 - 12:09pm
After initially saying the rejections were not reversible, Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, said 77 Upward Bound applications would get a second look.
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Top Federal Student-Aid Official Resigns Over Congressional Testimony

May 24, 2017 - 11:23am
James W. Runcie, chief operating officer of the Education Department's Office of Federal Student Aid, quit in a dispute over his scheduled testimony about improper payments in student-loan programs.
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Yale Grad Students’ Fast Ends: What Did It Achieve?

May 23, 2017 - 8:22pm
Protesters drew attention to labor conditions on the campus and their struggle to get administrators to bargain with their union. But the university still refuses to come to the table.
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Bowie State Sends Hundreds of Graduates Out Into the World, and Mourns Another

May 23, 2017 - 8:06pm
A week of celebration turned to sadness at a historically black college after a ROTC cadet was slain in a possibly racist attack.
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Middlebury Punishes 67 Students for Charles Murray Protest

May 23, 2017 - 5:03pm
The sanctions ranged from probation to official discipline, with more severe punishments going to those who continued to protest after the speaker left the lecture hall.
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What Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget Would Mean for Higher Ed

May 23, 2017 - 11:26am
A number of student-aid programs would be eliminated, the NIH and NSF would suffer major cuts, and the arts and humanities endowments would be phased out. But the plan may change significantly in Congress.
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Georgetown U. Professor Doesn’t Shy From a Fight With the Alt-Right

May 22, 2017 - 7:36pm
The scholar has drawn vicious attacks online after a confrontation that got Richard Spencer kicked out of a gym. Unfazed, she fights back.
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Trump Administration Is Expected to Propose 18% Cut in NIH Budget

May 22, 2017 - 6:55pm
In a document posted online and then removed, funding for the National Institutes of Health would drop from $31.8 billion to $26 billion. But Congress may ignore the plan.
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Iowa Faculty, Resigned to Harreld’s Leadership, Still Waiting for Results

May 22, 2017 - 4:07pm
The controversy over Bruce Harreld’s hiring has quieted, but many faculty members remain dispirited by challenges facing the university.
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How Baylor’s First Female President Plans to Move Past the Sex-Assault Scandals

May 22, 2017 - 3:30pm
Linda A. Livingstone, dean of the George Washington School of Business, said she is confident that cultural change can happen on the Texas campus.
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Why a Fafsa Tool’s Continued Outage Hits Community Colleges So Hard

May 22, 2017 - 3:13pm
The government has pledged to get a key Fafsa-filing resource back online by the time the next financial-aid season begins. But for many students, the current season hasn't even started yet.
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