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Widespread Nature of Chapel Hill's Academic Fraud Is Laid Bare

October 23, 2014 - 2:56am

A new report reveals broad involvement by a variety of actors.

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How Does an Academic Boycott of Israel Actually Work?

October 23, 2014 - 2:55am

Resolutions on the issue often focus on symbolism more than specifics, as a recent flap over the American Studies Association's boycott demonstrates.

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NIH Allocates $31-Million to Tackle Racial Gaps in Training

October 22, 2014 - 1:51pm

A dozen university groups will now be asked to develop and test strategies for improving the diversity of the nation’s medical work force.

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Key Players in Academic Fraud at U. of North Carolina

October 22, 2014 - 1:30pm

One revelation in Wednesday's report is that far more people were involved in the fraud than was previously known. Here's a breakdown.

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Coming Soon for PLUS Loans: More Eligible Borrowers, New Data on Defaults

October 22, 2014 - 1:16pm

The Education Department has issued a final rule that will make it easier for borrowers with past credit problems to qualify for the loans.

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University Engagement Networks Go Global

October 22, 2014 - 12:20pm

National and regional groups of universities that promote community engagement have been increasing around the world.

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For Colleges, Student-Privacy Law Can Be an Obligation and a Shield

October 22, 2014 - 2:55am

When its quarterback was accused of sexual assault, the University of Florida erred on the side of disclosure. Colleges typically do the opposite.

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Brain-Training Companies Get Advice From Some Academics, Criticism From Others

October 22, 2014 - 2:55am

Prominent researchers have raised ethical concerns about university scientists' work for the companies. But some of those scientists reject the criticism as too broad.

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What Really Happens at Community Colleges? A Tool Taps Data for Answers

October 22, 2014 - 2:55am

The Completion Arch aims to track students from enrollment in college to entering the work force.

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Many Athletes Receive Little Education on Concussion

October 21, 2014 - 7:01am

Nearly one-quarter of respondents to a survey of NCAA colleges said their institutions did not properly teach players about the risk of head injuries.

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Universities Curtail Health Experts' Efforts to Work on Ebola in West Africa

October 21, 2014 - 2:55am

Tough new restrictions on travel to countries stricken by the virus worry some infectious-disease workers, on campuses and off.

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Seeking Hip Worker Environs, Universities Remake Research Parks

October 21, 2014 - 2:54am

To attract new talent and sustain growth, traditional parks are planning ambitious overhauls.

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Public-College Leaders Rail Against Education Dept.’s ‘Regulatory Culture’

October 20, 2014 - 1:32pm

The under secretary of education gets an earful from a crowd at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ annual meeting.

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Volume 61, Issue 8: October 24, 2014

October 20, 2014 - 7:41am
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In Rules on Campus Sexual Violence, Education Dept. Emphasizes Training

October 20, 2014 - 2:55am

The new regulations for colleges represent "the most significant change in campus-sexual-assault policy in 20 years," says one expert.

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Benchmark Survey Finds a Continued Rise in Giving to Colleges

October 20, 2014 - 2:55am

The stock market’s recent volatility notwithstanding, the country’s improved financial outlook in 2013 contributed to a surge in donations to higher education.

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A Test Case for Sexual Harassment

October 19, 2014 - 10:01pm
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Transitions: U. of Florida Taps Cornell’s Provost as President; Sacred Heart U. Names New Dean

October 19, 2014 - 10:01pm

W. Kent Fuchs will take the helm at the University of Florida, while Robin L. Cautin will lead the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart.

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After 3 Decades Away, Scholar of Islamic Finance Returns to Egypt as a Provost

October 19, 2014 - 10:01pm

Mahmoud El-Gamal, an economist, has taken a leave from Rice University to be chief academic officer of the American University in Cairo.

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