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Court Dismisses Some Criminal Charges Against Ex-President of Penn State

January 22, 2016 - 12:07pm
Some of the more serious charges faced by Graham B. Spanier and two other former administrators were thrown out on Friday by a three-judge panel.
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Is Community College Already Free? It's More Complicated Than That, Researchers Say

January 22, 2016 - 10:14am
In a new policy brief, two researchers say assertions that community college is already free are an oversimplification.
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U. of Virginia Student Arrested in North Korea for 'Hostile Act'

January 22, 2016 - 9:18am
A tour group says the student was detained in Pyongyang on January 2.
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New Book Accuses Education Dept. of Fudging Numbers on Student-Loan Defaults

January 22, 2016 - 2:56am
Mary Lyn Hammer, who runs a default-management company, argues that the agency massaged data to make for-profit institutions look bad and direct lending look better. That’s not the case, critics say. But Republican lawmakers are listening.
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Why More Colleges Are Emulating Deals Like the ASU-Starbucks Alliance

January 22, 2016 - 2:55am
Student-acquisition costs are lower and retention rates are higher for institutions that team up with companies to give tuition discounts to workers.
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Prominent Medieval Scholar’s Blog on ‘Feminist Fog’ Sparks an Uproar

January 22, 2016 - 2:55am
A post that attacks feminism and paints men as victims has been widely condemned in the field as an unwelcome window back to a time when it was less open to women.
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Oberlin's President Rejects Black Students' 'Deeply Troubling' Demands

January 21, 2016 - 12:31pm
"I will not respond directly to any document that explicitly rejects the notion of collaborative engagement," Marvin Krislov wrote in a message to the Ohio campus.
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Professors' Union Bid at Private College Fails Under New Federal Standards

January 21, 2016 - 2:55am
Despite applying a policy seen as more union-friendly, a National Labor Relations Board official ruled on Tuesday that professors at Carroll College, in Montana, are too involved with its management to be allowed to organize as employees.
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Fired LSU Professor’s Lawsuit Challenges Federal Title IX Guidance

January 21, 2016 - 2:55am
Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge erred in relying on the sexual-harassment guidelines when it dismissed a tenured professor accused of subjecting students to salty language, the suit argues.
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For Illinois's Public Colleges, No State Money Means Plenty of Pain

January 21, 2016 - 2:55am
As a monthslong budget deadlock drags on, college officials say it’s only a matter of time before some institutions will have to restructure themselves — or close.
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Education Dept. Will Publish List of Colleges With Title IX Exemptions

January 21, 2016 - 2:54am
The move follows a report that said dozens of religious colleges had received waivers from some provisions of the gender-discrimination law.
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A President’s Plan to Steer Out At-Risk Freshmen Incites a Campus Backlash

January 20, 2016 - 12:15pm
Faculty members at Mount St. Mary’s University, in Maryland, are objecting to their president’s suggestion that they "drown the bunnies" to keep struggling students from making a mistake.
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Reinventing College Admissions as a Measure of Ethical Behavior

January 20, 2016 - 12:00pm
Richard Weissbourd talks about his widely read report on emphasizing service to others in the application process.
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21% of Undergraduate Women Have Been Sexually Assaulted in College, Survey Finds

January 20, 2016 - 11:33am
The new survey, conducted, in part, by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, grew out of the work of a White House task force formed in 2014.
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Kent State Professor Is Reportedly Under Investigation for Ties to ISIS

January 20, 2016 - 10:00am
Julio C. Pino, an associate professor of history, told a student publication he had not done anything illegal or encouraged illegal activity.
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Wanted: High-Character Students

January 20, 2016 - 4:00am
Dozens of colleges have endorsed a plan to promote — and reward — "ethical engagement" in admissions. Praise for the campaign, though, is hardly universal.
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Pythons, GIFs, and Naked Family Portraits: the Weirdest Things on Students’ Screens

January 20, 2016 - 2:55am
We asked instructors about the oddest things they’ve caught students looking at in class. They did not disappoint.
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Dearth of Faculty Diversity Leaves King Award Recipient ‘Neither Thrilled Nor Honored’

January 20, 2016 - 2:55am
Naomi Zack says she’s embarrassed by the lack of minorities among senior faculty members at the University of Oregon.
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Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory Will Merge

January 19, 2016 - 11:14am
The two institutions will together use Berklee's name, in a union that follows six months of talks.
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Transfer System From 2-Year to 4-Year Colleges Isn't Working, Report Says

January 19, 2016 - 9:13am
Only 14 percent of students who start in community college transfer to a four-year university and earn a bachelor's degree within six years, the report found.
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