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What Colleges Can Do to Improve Career Development

March 25, 2015 - 2:55am

Student-affairs panelists share strategies for improving graduates’ placement rates.

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Video: How an Elite Women’s College Lost Its Base and Found Its Mission

March 25, 2015 - 2:55am

Almost 30 years ago, one college faced an enrollment crisis. So it took a risk that has allowed it to stabilize and grow.

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Police Find No Evidence to Support Alleged Gang Rape at UVa

March 24, 2015 - 2:55am

An inquiry was suspended for lack of evidence, the local police chief said. He urged colleges to act quickly in the face of complaints.

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2 Proposals for Accreditation, 2 Shared Goals: Limits and Flexibility

March 24, 2015 - 2:55am

Senators agreed with a panel that oversees accreditors that it’s time to overhaul the process by which colleges are certified for federal aid. But the lawmakers took a big step further.

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In 3 Reports, Senate Republicans Hint at Higher-Ed Agenda

March 24, 2015 - 2:55am

Reform-minded senators raised the prospect of significant changes in how accreditation works, how student outcomes are tracked, and how to keep student-loan borrowers from defaulting.

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A New Grant Aims to Help Young Medical Researchers Jump-Start Their Careers

March 23, 2015 - 12:01pm

The average scientist is 42 before he or she scores a first NIH grant. That creates a gap, and three philanthropic groups are trying to fill it.

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Bloody Arrest at UVa Brings Black Students’ Concerns Forward

March 23, 2015 - 2:55am

For some, the incident reinforces a sense that the university has a long way to go before black, Latino, and Asian students feel as welcome as their white counterparts.

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Before Cutting Tuition, Consider This

March 23, 2015 - 2:55am

Cutting tuition has both champions and critics. But both groups agree that a price cut is nowhere near that simple, and is not for every college.

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How One Small College Attracted Its Largest Incoming Class Ever

March 22, 2015 - 10:00pm

After several years of declining numbers, Newberry College welcomed 19 percent more new students than the previous fall. Here’s how it turned things around.

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U. of Toledo and Evergreen State College Choose New Presidents

March 22, 2015 - 10:00pm

Sharon L. Gaber will go to Toledo from the University of Arkansas, and George Bridges to Evergreen State from Whitman College.

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Studies of the Gut: Overhyped or Underappreciated?

March 22, 2015 - 10:00pm

Even researchers who disagree on whether today’s results are overstated agree on the promise of tomorrow’s.

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The Week

March 22, 2015 - 10:00pm

What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Business Dean Seizes Rare Opportunity to Lead Hoover Institution, and Other News About People

March 22, 2015 - 10:00pm

Thomas W. Gilligan will leave the University of Texas at Austin to lead the think tank at Stanford; he will succeed the longtime director John Raisian.

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Volume 61, Issue 28: March 27, 2015

March 22, 2015 - 7:56am
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Scenes From the Death of a College

March 20, 2015 - 10:01pm

Sweet Briar College's unexpected decision to close has touched every member of the small community: students plotting a new course, professors losing their homes, and a president who swears there was no alternative.

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Pushing for Culture Change, Ph.D.’s Explore Careers Beyond Academe

March 20, 2015 - 2:55am

An unusual meeting at Berkeley offers job advice and consultation to those looking for work beyond the campus.

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Student Leader at UVa Wants to Confront ‘Disturbing’ Discrimination

March 20, 2015 - 2:55am

Amid the turmoil over a classmate’s arrest, the  Student Council's president-elect has set up a meeting between students and state public-safety officials.

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Video: NSF Gearing Up to Boost Women in Science

March 20, 2015 - 2:55am

The director of the National Science Foundation, France A. Córdova, is devising strategies to improve the standing of female scientists, who are paid less and promoted less often than men are.

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Advice for Colleges When Students Clash With Off-Campus Police

March 20, 2015 - 2:55am

A black University of Virginia student was injured while being arrested. Experts say the institution should respond carefully.

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Firing of Thai Scholar Triggers International Outcry

March 19, 2015 - 1:27pm

The dismissal of a prominent historian from Thammasat University fuels concerns about a deteriorating environment for academic freedom in Thailand.

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