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Senate Bill Asks Colleges to Do More to Combat Sexual Assault

Thu, 2014-07-31 02:58

The bipartisan measure calls for expanded resources for victims, public disclosure of campus-climate surveys, and more coordination with law-enforcement agencies.

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In N.C., Debate Over an Aid Freeze—and What It Means to Be Affordable

Thu, 2014-07-31 02:58

Should state universities trim tuition chiefly for low-income students or cut it across the board?

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For-Profit Colleges Still Cash In on Post-9/11 GI Bill, Harkin Report Says

Wed, 2014-07-30 02:59

The cost of educating veterans at proprietary institutions averages twice that of their public counterparts, says the chairman of the Senate education committee.

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Settlement Would Give NCAA More Power to Enforce Concussion Guidelines

Wed, 2014-07-30 02:57

But critics say the tentative deal won't force the association to reduce the risk of head injury.

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Adjuncts Welcome Congress's New Interest in Their Working Conditions

Wed, 2014-07-30 02:57

A bill that would require colleges to report more data about faculty who work off the tenure track may not win approval this session, but it’s raising hopes.

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$5-Million for Concussion Research Is but a Fraction of Need

Wed, 2014-07-30 02:55

The amount, to be paid over 10 years, will be further diminished because any research in the field by the NCAA’s member colleges will count toward the total.

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Few Hazing Victims See It That Way

Tue, 2014-07-29 02:56

An expert isn’t surprised that some Ohio State students and alumni are rallying around the band director who was fired last week for tolerating hazing.

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Social-Psychology Researchers Are Very Liberal. Is That a Problem?

Tue, 2014-07-29 02:56

Ideological one-sidedness harms the quality of research, the authors of a new paper argue. They offer some suggestions for detecting and avoiding it.

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A Focus on Specific Dropouts Can Help Colleges Raise Completion Rates

Tue, 2014-07-29 02:55

Students who came close to graduating but didn’t quite finish are more likely to return to a campus to complete a degree, a report says.

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The Comfortable Kid

Sun, 2014-07-27 22:01

In educating students, colleges today walk a fine line between empowerment and entitlement.

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Spending Shifts as Colleges Compete on Students' Comfort

Sun, 2014-07-27 22:01

Even if the amenities cost many thousands of dollars per student, they represent a college cost that students and their parents have asked for.

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At Butler, a Corporate Way to Manage Change and Groom New Leaders

Sun, 2014-07-27 22:01

Administrators are taking part in a warts-and-all performance review at the request of their business-minded president.

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Small Research Institutes Trade Freedom for Survival

Sun, 2014-07-27 22:01

Mergers with universities provide support to cash-strapped scientists.

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Sociologist and Dean Tries Her Hand at Being Top Academic Leader

Sun, 2014-07-27 22:01

Katherine Newman, most recently a dean at the Johns Hopkins University, becomes provost at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Howard U., Oakland U., and Texas A&M's Cyclotron Institute Name New Leaders

Sun, 2014-07-27 22:01

Two new presidents: Howard appointed its interim leader to the permanent post, while Oakland chose the provost of the College of Charleston, and Texas A&M promoted a professor.

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College President Moves to New Institute to Foster Dialogue on the Americas

Sun, 2014-07-27 22:01

Juliet V. García, who has been president of the University of Texas at Brownsville for 22 years, will try to develop the next generation of leaders across borders.

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Key Republican in House Proposes Broad Student-Aid Reforms

Fri, 2014-07-25 02:55

Rep. Paul D. Ryan wants to streamline the system, cap some federal loans, create a database to track aid recipients, and disrupt "the accreditation status quo."

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Senators in Both Parties Agree: States Must Do More for Higher Education

Fri, 2014-07-25 02:55

At a hearing, lawmakers merely disagree on how the federal government should encourage state support for colleges.

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U. of Akron Chief’s New Rules: Pick Up Your Trash

Fri, 2014-07-25 02:55

He has asked top officials to commit to leadership principles that, among other things, set standards of tidiness and punctuality.

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House Approves 2 Bills Toward Renewal of Higher Education Act

Thu, 2014-07-24 02:55

The legislation, which covers competency-based education and government data for prospective students, faces uncertain prospects in the Senate.

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