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Dowling College, Long in Financial Trouble, Will Close on Friday

May 31, 2016 - 5:09pm
The small liberal-arts college, which enrolls 2,500 students at two campuses on New York's Long Island, is reportedly $54 million in debt.
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SUNY Chancellor to Step Down in 2017

May 31, 2016 - 8:13am
Nancy Zimpher has faced an uphill battle against budget cuts in New York's sprawling state-university system.
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Akron's Controversial President Will Resign Immediately

May 31, 2016 - 7:51am
According to a statement from the university's Board of Trustees, the board and Scott Scarborough "mutually agreed" on his departure.
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Is It Time for Universities to Get Out of the Hospital Business?

May 31, 2016 - 2:55am
The health-care industry is turning inside out, forcing some elite institutions to consider whether their once-lucrative medical centers are becoming liabilities.
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UNC Press to Offer Publishing Services for Professors’ DIY Textbooks

May 31, 2016 - 2:55am
In a fresh example of the growth of open educational resources, the press will work with faculty members who want to create and post online their own materials.
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What the Slowdown in Ed-Tech Investment Means for Colleges

May 31, 2016 - 2:55am
Some start-ups may well burn out, but at least two areas are still growing: career services and learning analytics.
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This Professor Enrolled as an Undercover Student

May 30, 2016 - 7:45pm
Mike Cross describes what motivated him, what secrets he learned, and how hard many community-college students have it.
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Baylor’s Athletics Director Resigns, Citing Need to Promote Healing

May 30, 2016 - 7:35pm
The resignation came days after the university announced sweeping changes in response to a scathing critique of its handling of sexual-assault allegations.
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1991: Ivy League Gives Up Sharing Financial-Aid Data

May 30, 2016 - 4:15pm
The colleges, along with others, faced antitrust pressure from the Justice Department, which saw the practice as unfair to students
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Judge Orders Release of Trump U. Sales 'Playbooks' and Other Documents

May 29, 2016 - 9:54am
Sales playbooks and other materials from Mr. Trump's defunct online real-estate program must be released by Thursday, the judge said.
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Spellings Says UNC System Won't Try to Enforce Controversial Bathroom Law

May 27, 2016 - 5:14pm
The University of North Carolina's president says she will not set "guidelines or regulations that require transgender students to use the restrooms consistent with their biological sex."
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New Monitor Is Chosen to Oversee Former Corinthian Campuses

May 27, 2016 - 11:54am
The U.S. Department of Education fired the law firm that had previously overseen the Zenith Education Group's management of the campuses, after an investigation revealed conflicts of interest.
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Ole Miss Admits Former Assistant Football Coach Helped Falsify ACT Scores

May 27, 2016 - 10:57am
The university accepted responsibility for the NCAA's accusation and said it would fire four coaches.
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Washington State U. Woman Was Expelled After a Man Accused Her of Assault

May 27, 2016 - 9:48am
A woman expelled for sexually assaulting a male who lived on her floor maintains she was falsely accused.
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What Colleges Can Do to Diversify Their Curricula

May 27, 2016 - 2:55am
Student protesters at Seattle University want fewer "dead white dudes" in their curriculum. Is that possible?
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‘Fundamental Failure’ on Sexual Assaults Brings Sweeping Change at Baylor

May 26, 2016 - 11:30pm
The university’s leaders face a steep challenge in enacting the reforms that they promised after Baylor’s response to sexual violence, especially involving its football team, was found to be riddled with problems.
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Baylor’s Admission of Major Mistakes on Sexual Assault Sends Shock Through Its Community

May 26, 2016 - 6:57pm
The university’s decision to demote the president and fire the football coach left activists feeling as if their voices had finally been heard.
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Norwich U. Will Allow Cadets to Wear Religious Headgear

May 26, 2016 - 4:20pm
The private military college in Vermont said it would allow a female student to wear a Muslim headscarf and Jewish students to wear yarmulkes with their uniforms.
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5 Damning Findings From the Baylor Investigation

May 26, 2016 - 12:39pm
Virtually everything that could be wrong with a university's and an athletic department's treatment of sexual assault was wrong at Baylor.
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Baylor Demotes President and Moves to Fire Football Coach Amid Sex-Assault Controversy

May 26, 2016 - 10:32am
The announcements came amid intense criticism over how the university has handled reported rapes involving football players.
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