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250 MOOCs and Counting: One Man’s Educational Journey

April 19, 2015 - 10:00pm

"I have hopefully become a much better, more informed and useful global citizen," he says, "all without ever physically leaving my apartment."

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Bryan Carter Enables Students to Inhabit History

April 19, 2015 - 10:00pm

Using apps and virtual-reality environments, a professor brings African-Americans’ past to life in the classroom.

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How to Care for Your Digital Campus

April 19, 2015 - 10:00pm

You can’t just plant a tree outside your office. And you shouldn’t be allowed to clutter up your college’s website, either.

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Kim Thanos Wants to Take Down the Textbook Industry

April 19, 2015 - 10:00pm

For her, the work of providing open-access learning materials is more than a business; it’s a social-justice cause.

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Volume 61, Issue 32: April 24, 2015

April 19, 2015 - 6:39am
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Fluctuations in Aid Allowances Raise Questions of Fairness in Athletics

April 18, 2015 - 3:36pm

Recent increases in cost-of-attendance estimates prompt calls for standardization of new aid for athletes.

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An Admissions Scandal Shows How Administrators’ Ethics ‘Fade’

April 17, 2015 - 1:01pm

Misconduct often results from colleges’ routine organizational behavior, concludes a study of a 2009 scandal at the University of Illinois.

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What People Think About College: a Snapshot of Public Opinion

April 17, 2015 - 2:56am

Americans value higher education. But they’re not so sure graduates are ready for the work force, according to a new survey from Gallup and the Lumina Foundation.

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Cooper Union Says Ending Free Tuition May Make It More Accessible

April 17, 2015 - 2:55am

A battle continues over whether the New York college can maintain its mission while charging tuition. But did its tradition really help needy students?

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How LinkedIn’s Latest Move May Matter to Colleges

April 17, 2015 - 2:55am

The professional-networking giant’s purchase of Lynda.com could allow it to do to colleges what Airbnb has done to hotels and Uber has done to taxis.

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Why One College Created an 'Affordability Academy' for Its Own Staff

April 16, 2015 - 10:04pm

Admissions counselors learned about the intricacies of financial aid in a special seminar at Pennsylvania's Robert Morris University.

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A Higher-Ed Guide to 4 Presidential Contenders

April 16, 2015 - 2:57am

U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul, and Hillary Clinton have announced their candidacies. Here’s where they stand on issues of concern to colleges.

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Callisto to Offer New Reporting System for Survivors of Sexual Assault

April 16, 2015 - 2:55am

The project, in development by a nonprofit organization, will use technology to bridge gaps in existing procedures. But some skeptics worry about protecting the accused.

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As Their Numbers Dwindle, Black Coaches Seek Ways to Gain Ground

April 16, 2015 - 2:55am

Two new groups aim to increase opportunities for minority coaches and help solve systemic hiring problems.

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How Global Rankings Create ‘Perverse Incentives’

April 15, 2015 - 8:34am

As rankings proliferate, they are skewing university and national priorities, says Ellen Hazelkorn, author of Rankings and the Reshaping of Higher Education.

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NIH Budget Boosters Get a Push From the Right

April 15, 2015 - 2:55am

Several conservative lawmakers add their voices to those lobbying Congress to increase federal support for biomedical research.

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$30-Million Fine for Corinthian May Portend Tougher Scrutiny of For-Profits

April 15, 2015 - 2:55am

The U.S. Education Department’s action against the beleaguered higher-education company suggests that job-placement rates will be a focus of attention.

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Immigrant Students Fight to Retain the Tuition Benefits That Have Eased Their Paths to College

April 15, 2015 - 2:55am

Some state lawmakers want to repeal measures that have aided young people who were brought into the country illegally. Here’s a guide to four states where the debate is playing out.

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Unionization Pays Off for Community-College Instructors

April 15, 2015 - 2:55am

New research finds big gaps in faculty compensation at public two-year colleges linked to state labor laws and institutions’ size, revenue sources, and location.

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A Guide to Income-Share Agreements, Which Some See as a Better Way to Finance College

April 14, 2015 - 2:55am

Recipients pay back a set percentage of income for a fixed period of time. Proponents say the model protects students from risk and could help them choose a good college.

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