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Troubled Charlotte School of Law Will Close Its Doors, Reports Say

August 15, 2017 - 11:05am
The for-profit institution lost access to federal funds in December and lost its license to operate in North Carolina last week.
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Charlottesville Violence Sparks New Worries About Safety During Campus Protests

August 14, 2017 - 10:00pm
Texas A&M University canceled an outsider’s planned "White Lives Matter" event as experts warned colleges to be prepared for violence like what occurred this past weekend in Virginia.
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Did UVa Miss Signs of Looming Violence?

August 14, 2017 - 8:10pm
Professors and activists say university officials failed to spot indications of a melee in the making, leaving students vulnerable.
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Why Universities Are Unlikely to Heed Calls for Punishing Students at Rally

August 14, 2017 - 7:03pm
After internet sleuths identified some participants in a white-nationalist rally as students, calls poured in for their colleges to expel them or take other disciplinary action. Colleges’ options, however, are limited.
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Here's What Betsy DeVos Told the Associated Press About Higher Ed

August 14, 2017 - 12:13pm
The education secretary spoke about sexual assault and race-conscious admissions, in addition to other topics.
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Are Small Colleges Doomed? Not So Fast

August 14, 2017 - 11:21am
A study finds that 67 percent of small and midsize private institutions are at or above the threshold of financial viability.
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Beyond a President’s Worst Fears, a Mob With Torches Arrived

August 13, 2017 - 7:39pm
"Violence was no longer hypothetical," Teresa Sullivan says as she recounts the events of Friday night, when a large throng of white-supremacist protesters pushed through UVa’s campus.
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Explore the States Data

August 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
Sort data on nearly 50 measures to see how your state is doing in comparison to others.
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When White Supremacists Descend, What Can a College President Do?

August 12, 2017 - 5:58pm
The chaos in Charlottesville, Va. this weekend added a dangerous element to what was already expected to be a contentious climate when students return to college this fall.
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As White Supremacists Wreak Havoc, a University Becomes a Crisis Center

August 12, 2017 - 1:19pm
The University of Virginia canceled a day of programming as white supremacists clashed with counter-protesters in Charlottesville. Scenes of violence were broadcast nationwide.
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White Nationalists' March at UVa. Ends in Violence at Statue of Thomas Jefferson

August 12, 2017 - 6:34am
Several attendees struck others with torches, and police arrested at least one person, according to news reports. The university's president, Teresa A. Sullivan, condemned the violence.
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U.S. Asks Court to Put Hold on Lawsuit as It Reviews 2011 Title IX Guidance

August 11, 2017 - 6:50pm
The Education Department asked for a 90-day suspension of proceedings in a lawsuit over its guidance on campus sexual-assault policy, because it is “reviewing” the guidance at the center of the case.
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For One Astronomer, a Solar Eclipse Illuminates Progress for Women in the Field

August 11, 2017 - 5:30pm
In the 19th century, as an eclipse neared, the U.S. government refused to send female scientists to get a closer look. Times have changed, but the discipline still struggles with harassment and sexism.
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Want Your Eclipse With a Side of Greasy Hash Browns? This Professor’s Got You Covered

August 11, 2017 - 4:20pm
Riffing off of a Twitter joke, a professor charted Waffle House locations in the path of the August 21 solar eclipse.
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Public Records Appear to Have Been Altered by Former General Counsel, U. of Florida Audit Finds

August 11, 2017 - 2:51pm
The auditors mostly stopped short of issuing formal findings, but their report identified multiple irregularities in how records requests seem to have been handled.
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Lawsuits From Students Accused of Sex Assault Cost Many Colleges More Than $200,000

August 11, 2017 - 12:43pm
The financial burden of defending against allegations that a college mishandled a sexual-misconduct case can be significant, a new analysis finds.
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Teaching Newsletter, August 11, 2017

August 11, 2017 - 11:06am
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Could Grades Be Counterproductive?

August 10, 2017 - 8:16pm
A University of Georgia professor’s offer to change students’ grades upon request raises intriguing questions.
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An Anti-Hate Group Has This Advice for When the Alt-Right Comes to Campus

August 10, 2017 - 7:10pm
The Southern Poverty Law Center lays out some strategies for student activists who want to oppose speakers with racist views but avoid a spectacle on their campuses.
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Purdue Wins State Approval for Controversial Deal With Kaplan U.

August 10, 2017 - 4:13pm
Opposition was not expected from Indiana, and the transaction now moves to the U.S. Education Department for additional review. One outspoken critic outlined his objections in a letter to a top department official.
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