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Revised ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule Breaks Little New Ground

Fri, 2014-03-14 02:59

The Education Department tries again to ensure that vocational students’ debt is commensurate with their potential earnings.

Categories: Higher Education News

5 Things to Know About the Proposed Gainful-Employment Rule

Fri, 2014-03-14 02:59

How well does the new rule meet the concerns of various interest groups? Will it stand up to legal scrutiny? Here's  a look at some of the issues.

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Philosophers Call for a Code of Conduct for Their Discipline

Fri, 2014-03-14 02:55

An online petition asking the American Philosophical Association to take action has drawn more than 650 signatures.

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House GOP Allows Some Compromise in Bid to Focus NSF on Economic Value

Thu, 2014-03-13 13:14

A science subcommittee authorized a slight spending increase for the agency, including a partial retreat from efforts to slash its budget for social-science research.

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Dispute Over Who Will Publish an Academic Journal Goes to Court

Thu, 2014-03-13 02:59

The Social Science History Association wants to shop for a new publisher of its journal. But a phrase in its contract with Duke University may stand in the way.

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Problems Are Said to Linger in Student-Loan Debt-Management System

Thu, 2014-03-13 02:56

The system handles more than $94-billion in defaulted loans. An Education Department official told lawmakers the system is working, but other witnesses said flaws remain.

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Education Dept. Is Urged to Thwart Aid Abuses by Debit-Card Issuers

Wed, 2014-03-12 02:55

The department should ensure that student are protected when colleges use third-party servicers, like Higher One, to deliver aid refunds, a report says.

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Missouri Budget Tiff Exposes Doubts About Competency-Based Education

Tue, 2014-03-11 02:56

Some lawmakers have raised questions about a model used by Western Governors University, which the state's governor has championed.

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Rescind Ban on Federal Unit-Record System to Track Students, Report Says

Tue, 2014-03-11 02:55

The New America Foundation asserts that momentum is building to create such a system, despite continued opposition from the national association for private colleges.

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111 Colleges Are Found to Comply Now With Law on Fee-Based Aid Forms

Mon, 2014-03-10 13:10

In a letter to the secretary of education, a congressman who led an investigation says the colleges no longer require the student-aid forms.

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Colleges Get Chance to Air Concerns About Ratings With a Key Listener

Mon, 2014-03-10 02:57

The nominee for the White House's top higher-education post was on hand at a closed session during the American Council on Education's meeting.

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Sophisticated Mobile Apps Are Reshaping Campus Safety

Sun, 2014-03-09 22:01

User-friendly technology means more alerts for police officers and improved security for colleges.

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In South Carolina, Public Colleges Resist a Merger Proposed by State Legislators

Sun, 2014-03-09 22:01

Pending bills would combine the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Looking Back on a Vanishing Era of College Admissions

Sun, 2014-03-09 22:01

Dan Lundquist, who has played key roles in admissions, talks of preparing for a shrinking pool of students.

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Remembering the Fire of 1914

Sun, 2014-03-09 22:01

An exhibit recalls a nighttime blaze that destroyed Wellesley College’s mansard-roofed dormitory and classroom building.

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College in Minnesota Appoints First Female President; Duke Names New Provost

Sun, 2014-03-09 22:01

Rebecca M. Bergman, a senior executive at Medtronic Inc., will lead Gustavus Adolphus College. Read about that and other job-related news.

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Syracuse U.’s New Chief to Stress Scholarship

Sun, 2014-03-09 22:01

Kent D. Syverud follows a leader who fostered community involvement, and he plans to continue her efforts.

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Graduate Students at Cornell U. Push for Right to Workers’ Compensation

Sun, 2014-03-09 22:01

After a lab injury at the university, administrators there are forced to defend their policies.

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