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At Chicago State, ‘Utter Insecurity’ Prevails After Hundreds Are Laid Off

May 6, 2016 - 2:56am
Faculty members were spared as the institution slashed 300 jobs — a third of its work force. But they know they could be next.
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Minnesota College System Drops Ban on Travel to North Carolina

May 6, 2016 - 2:55am
The reversal followed the Justice Department's move against North Carolina's controversial law limiting bathroom access for transgender people.
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Video: Howard U. Seeks to Balance Student Need and the Bottom Line

May 6, 2016 - 2:55am
Wayne Frederick, president of the historically black university, says it needs to be more selective in enrolling students and choosing how to support them.
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A Rape Allegation Unsettles 2 Colleges That Share a Close Bond

May 6, 2016 - 2:55am
An accusation against four unnamed Morehouse College students has prompted an intense debate there and at nearby Spelman College. The sensitivities run deep.
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Margaret Spellings Is Caught Between Her State and the Federal Government. Now What?

May 6, 2016 - 2:55am
The president of the University of North Carolina system is in an unusual position for a higher-education leader, after the Justice Department said UNC was violating federal law by complying with a deeply controversial state measure.
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Virginia Tech Invites Conservative Columnist to Speak After All

May 5, 2016 - 11:33am
The university's president said it had apologized to Jason Riley, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, for "confusion" over whether he had been invited.
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Timing of U. of Iowa’s Alert to Students of a Possible Hate Crime Fuels Racial Tensions

May 5, 2016 - 2:56am
The university was under no obligation to disclose a student's report that he was attacked off-campus. But some students say they should have learned about it from their institution, not TV coverage.
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Kansas Chancellor Vetoes Fee for a Separate ‘Multicultural Student Government’

May 5, 2016 - 2:56am
The group's creation was one demand that emerged from protests over racial issues on the campus last fall.
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George Mason Faculty Demands Review of University's Agreements With Donors

May 5, 2016 - 2:55am
Criticizing plans to rename the university's law school for Justice Antonin Scalia, the Faculty Senate called for the suspension of a pact between the school and the Charles Koch Foundation.
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U.S. Tells UNC It Violates Federal Law by Following Controversial Bathroom Bill

May 4, 2016 - 5:34pm
The Justice Department told the North Carolina system's president, Margaret Spellings, that the university was discriminating against transgender people.
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Reported Campus Sexual Assaults Have Risen Sharply as Overall Crime Has Fallen

May 4, 2016 - 4:04pm
The number of forcible sex crimes increased by 126 percent from 2001 to 2013, while all campus crimes fell by 34 percent, according to a new report.
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Acclaimed Author to Leave U. of Utah Post, Citing Soured Contract Talks

May 4, 2016 - 12:58pm
Terry Tempest Williams helped found a graduate program in environmental humanities, but she says she's leaving after "humiliating" negotiations.
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Minnesota College System Bars Teams From Tournaments in North Carolina

May 4, 2016 - 12:14pm
The decision by the system's presidents follows a statement by Minnesota's governor asking that state employees avoid traveling to North Carolina until its leaders "repeal the discriminatory law they enacted."
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This Mongolian Teenager Aced a MOOC. Now He Wants to Widen Their Impact.

May 4, 2016 - 12:00pm
Battushig Myanganbayar enrolled at MIT after crushing one of its first massive open online courses. And he has some ideas about how they could make a real difference in the developing world.
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Northwestern Fraternity Group Apologizes for Banners on Sex-Assault Awareness

May 4, 2016 - 10:34am
The executive board of the university's Interfraternity Council acknowledged that its efforts "may have been emotionally triggering for survivors."
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How the U. of Maine Attracted More Students From Out of State

May 4, 2016 - 2:58am
This year, the university told students from six states they could pay the same tuition and fees charged by their in-state flagship university. That led to a boost in enrollment from those states.
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Hampshire College Replaces Commencement Speaker After Students Complain

May 4, 2016 - 2:55am
The college said it was responding to requests that it "identify a commencement speaker who could directly address student concerns."
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AAUP Investigators Slam College of Saint Rose Over Faculty Layoffs

May 3, 2016 - 11:00pm
The institution announced in December it would fire 23 tenured and tenure-track professors in response to enrollment declines.
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Accused of Disinviting a Conservative Speaker, Virginia Tech Says It Had Never Asked Him to Campus

May 3, 2016 - 5:14pm
A faculty member had contacted a Wall Street Journal columnist merely to gauge his interest in speaking, the university says.
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Governor's Veto Won't End Fight Over Concealed Guns at Georgia's Public Colleges

May 3, 2016 - 3:25pm
Nathan Deal, a Republican, had supported expanding gun rights to bars and churches. But he said the legislation failed to give campuses flexibility to set their own rules.
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