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Video: Why the Leader of One Small College Is ‘Bullish’ About the Future

June 11, 2015 - 2:55am

The president of Becker College discusses how the Massachusetts institution is prepared "to thrive in volatile times."

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Cooper Union's President Quits, but Fight for College's Future Continues

June 11, 2015 - 2:55am

A bitter dispute over tuition reached a breaking point as the president and five trustees walked away from the troubled institution.

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Terminations, Accusations, Threats: The Fight Over a Law School’s Planned Sale Gets Muddier

June 10, 2015 - 2:58am

Law schools nationwide are facing hard times. At Charleston School of Law, the problems are magnified by a bitter feud over whether a sale is the only way to save the school.

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How Athletics and Academics Collided at One University

June 10, 2015 - 2:55am

Cheating allegations involving former Texas athletes raise questions about the Longhorns’ enforcement of academic-misconduct policy.

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In Heated State-Budget Fights, Students Strive to Be Heard

June 10, 2015 - 2:55am

As public colleges in several states face budget cuts, students are voicing opposition. Their activism can be effective, but getting peers involved isn’t easy.

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The $400-Million Question

June 10, 2015 - 2:55am

What could the rest of higher education do with a gift as large as the one pledged last week to Harvard?

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Private Colleges' Police Departments Prepare for More Public Disclosure

June 9, 2015 - 2:55am

Ohio and Texas are calling for incident reports to be subject to open-records laws. But it's unlikely that private institutions will see huge changes on the ground.

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Plan to Forgive Corinthian Students’ Loans Offers Hope to Other Borrowers

June 9, 2015 - 2:44am

Many details of the plan, however, are still unknown, including how many Corinthian students would qualify and what the implications are for others.

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As Colleges Go Abroad, Their Values Are Often Tested, Says Panel

June 8, 2015 - 12:24pm

Building campuses in authoritarian countries and other international efforts can threaten academic freedom, according to a panel of experts at a meeting in London. 

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New Texas Law Will Allow Concealed Weapons on Campuses. Now What?

June 8, 2015 - 2:55am

Mindful of safety concerns, public colleges and universities will start devising policies this summer to comply with the controversial legislation.

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What I’m Reading: Articles on President Obama’s Plan to Make Community Colleges Free

June 7, 2015 - 10:01pm

Christine J. Holt, of Northern Virginia Community College, says she has gained hope that the sector will reshape itself somehow, even without free tuition.

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The Secret to Hitting Your Writing Goals May Be Simple: Peer Pressure

June 7, 2015 - 10:01pm

Self-organized writing groups provide accountability for time-starved tenure-track professors.

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Selected New Books on Higher Education

June 7, 2015 - 10:01pm

Topics include getting published in selective journals and making cost-effective college choices.

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From Managing a Private-Equity Fund to Leading a Catholic University, and Other News About People

June 7, 2015 - 10:01pm

Wanting to make "a bigger, global impact," Simon Newman left his financial jobs to lead Mount St. Mary’s University.

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The Week

June 7, 2015 - 10:01pm

What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Rising Pay for Presidents Draws Public Scrutiny

June 7, 2015 - 4:00pm

When public-college leaders take home hundreds of thousands on top of their salaries, as many in this year’s survey do, lawmakers’ eyebrows go up.

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Volume 61, Issue 38: June 12, 2015

June 7, 2015 - 7:47am
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Studying Politics or Playing Politics? Scholarly Experiments Sometimes Blur the Line

June 5, 2015 - 2:55am

Experimental methods are a hot trend in political science. But as recent scandals show, the ethics can be tricky.

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A University Banks on Ph.D. Stipends to Better Compete With Its Peers

June 5, 2015 - 2:55am

Northwestern plans to raise its minimum stipend 26 percent to attract doctoral students.

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Wesleyan’s 3-Year Degree: How It's Doing After 3 Years

June 5, 2015 - 2:55am

The university’s first cohort of accelerated-degree students graduated this spring. What did they gain or lose by shaving off a year?

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