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Coursera Hires Former Yale President as Its Chief Executive

Mon, 2014-03-24 14:01

Richard C. Levin brings international business savvy and academic bona fides to the MOOC company.

Categories: Higher Education News

National Data Signal College Success for Veterans

Mon, 2014-03-24 02:59

A new report suggests that students who use GI Bill education benefits graduate at about the same rate as their traditional peers.

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Attention on Crimea Highlights Flux in Russia Studies

Mon, 2014-03-24 02:58

Scholars may be in the limelight again, but departments devoted to studying the region are not what they were during the Cold War. What will support the next generation of scholars?

Categories: Higher Education News

Brown U. Tests Approach to Interdisciplinary Graduate Work

Sun, 2014-03-23 22:01
Administrators want to bring the spirit of the college’s open undergraduate curricula to its doctoral programs.
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Plans for Free Community College Meet Resistance in Several States

Sun, 2014-03-23 22:01

A proposal in Tennessee, for example, has prompted turf wars with other higher-education institutions.

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One Believer in Phonics Undertakes a Novel Teacher-Training Effort

Sun, 2014-03-23 22:01

At Manhattanville College, Pledger Fedora will show teachers a multisensory approach to reading.

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Nation's Only For-Profit Medical School Seeks Exemption From Gainful-Employment Rule

Sun, 2014-03-23 22:01

The president of the nation's only for-profit medical school argues that her college’s mission to prepare rural doctors could be compromised.

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Financially Strapped Colleges Grow More Vulnerable as Economic Recovery Lags

Sun, 2014-03-23 22:01

Many small, midsize, or specialized colleges that survived the recession are facing a new round of woes.

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Creator of Fictional Texas County Wins Book Critics’ Lifetime Award

Sun, 2014-03-23 22:00

Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, wrote a series of novels in English and Spanish.

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National News Outlets Expand Higher-Education Coverage

Sun, 2014-03-23 22:00

Many of the biggest stories in the country’s postrecession atmosphere are bound up with education, journalists say.

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Two Worlds, One Problem

Sun, 2014-03-23 22:00

Colleges and the military face heavy criticism for their responses to sexual assault. Can they find a new approach?

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Under Pressure on Dual Fronts, Military Academies Grapple With Sexual Assault

Sun, 2014-03-23 22:00

The culture of solidarity at the academies can make it hard for victims of sexual assault to come forward, or even to seek help.

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The Gainful-Employment Rule

Sun, 2014-03-23 22:00
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Transitions: George Mason U. and Fresno State Name New Provosts

Sun, 2014-03-23 22:00

S. David Wu, engineering dean at Lehigh University, will take the top academic post at George Mason. Read about that and other career-related news.

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Looking Toward the Future

Fri, 2014-03-21 13:50

Glimpses of life in academe from around the world.

 

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Education Dept. Proposes New Rules on Online Programs and Debit Cards

Fri, 2014-03-21 02:57

Negotiators will consider the department’s drafts of a new "state authorization" rule and standards for college-affiliated student debit cards.

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Students Come to College Thinking They’ve Mastered Writing

Fri, 2014-03-21 02:55

Freshmen believe their skills are fully formed; professors say learning to write is a process.

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Ashford U. Says Accreditor Forced Changes That Lowered Profits

Fri, 2014-03-21 02:55

The mostly online university reports that moves to satisfy a regional accreditor, such as hiring more instructors and slashing its recruitment staff, had been costly to its bottom line.

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