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How a White Historian Nurtures Diverse Ph.D.’s

May 15, 2015 - 2:55am

Virginia Yans, of Rutgers University, talks about her enjoyment in working with candidates from a range of backgrounds.

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How Ending the Two-Tiered Student-Loan System Would Help Struggling Borrowers

May 15, 2015 - 2:55am

The bank-based lending system is being phased out, but millions of students have seen their default problems exacerbated by steep collection costs.

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Colleges Strive to Meet Demand for a More Hands-On Education

May 15, 2015 - 2:55am

The University of Georgia and others are making experiential learning central to their curricula.

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Meet a Trustee Who Serves 2 Masters: a Small Liberal-Arts College and a Sprawling University System

May 14, 2015 - 2:56am

A board member who serves at both a small college and a large university system says their gap in size isn't as important as you might think.

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As Concern Over Student-Loan Servicers Grows, a Watchdog Steps Up Scrutiny

May 14, 2015 - 2:55am

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which has been monitoring the companies since last March, will seek more information on how they are serving borrowers.

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A Wave of Hispanic Students Reshapes a Historically Black College

May 14, 2015 - 2:55am

In Texas, Huston-Tillotson University and its peers look to protect their identities while courting a booming Latino population.

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A Historically Black University Embraces an International Future

May 14, 2015 - 2:55am

Delaware State University has expanded beyond its traditional African-American student population by attracting more students from China and around the world.

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2 Key Problems for Fracking Research: Not Enough Disclosure, Not Enough Financing

May 13, 2015 - 2:55am

Two recent studies of the controversial oil-recovery technique drew funding from sources with a clear interest in the results. Experts say that demonstrates difficulties.

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AAUP Blasts U. of Southern Maine and Felician College for Handling of Faculty Layoffs

May 13, 2015 - 2:55am

The professors’ association says both the public university and the Roman Catholic college trampled faculty rights in making unnecessary job cuts.

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LSU Chancellor Fights Budget Cuts With Candor and Swagger

May 13, 2015 - 2:55am

F. King Alexander is gaining a reputation as an outspoken advocate of higher education — even when that means facing off with conservative politicians.

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Growth in Indian Students Going Overseas Outpaces China, Report Says

May 12, 2015 - 9:08am

Between 2013-14, the number of students from India studying in the U.S. and other Western countries grew by over 10 percent compared to 8 percent for China.

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How One Athletic Dept. Looks to Resolve Its Cost-of-Attendance Quandary

May 12, 2015 - 2:55am

North Carolina State University weighs reallocating money from the NCAA’s Student Assistance Fund to stay competitive in recruiting.

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To Protest Colleagues' Lack of Job Security, a Professor Quits Her Tenured Post

May 11, 2015 - 2:55am

The director of Yeshiva College’s writing program refused to preside over cutbacks in full-time teaching positions.

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Medical College’s Next President to Focus on Health Care for the Underserved, and Other News About People

May 10, 2015 - 10:01pm

James E.K. Hildreth is returning to Meharry Medical College, a historically black institution, after serving as a dean in California.

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The Week

May 10, 2015 - 10:01pm

What you need to know about the past seven days.

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The Ph.D. Pay Gap

May 10, 2015 - 10:01pm

Financial support for doctoral students often divides them into haves and have-nots.

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What I'm Reading: 'The New Jim Crow'

May 10, 2015 - 10:01pm

Paul J. LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire University, says the book makes him think about how higher education either contributes to or works against racism.

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Volume 61, Issue 35: May 15, 2015

May 10, 2015 - 5:44am
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How a Cultural Moment Becomes a College Course: The Case of Deflategate

May 9, 2015 - 1:50pm

It didn't take long for the New England Patriots' surreal scandal to end up in a course catalog. But a professor and a dean say their class is much more than a simple gimmick.

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Video: A Music Conservatory Examines Diversifying Students' Skills

May 8, 2015 - 2:55am

The Peabody Institute, known for educating classical-music stars like André Watts, is re-examining how to prepare its students for a rapidly changing industry.

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