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Making Transcripts More Than ‘a Record of Everything the Student Has Forgotten’

July 15, 2015 - 2:56am

Responding to concerns that transcripts don’t mean enough to employers, some colleges are experimenting with new ways to let students show off their skills.

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Stirring Fear and Hope, U. of Akron Mulls an Aggressive Move Online

July 15, 2015 - 2:55am

The university’s president is pitching a plan to raise enrollment by developing a new set of courses with a Texas-based company, Academic Partnerships. But many professors are wary.

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The One Email That Explains Why Three APA Officials Had to Go

July 15, 2015 - 2:55am

A discussion over the wording of a public statement encapsulates how the American Psychological Association provided cover to psychologists.

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That Time Sweet Briar Tried to Merge With the U. of Virginia

July 14, 2015 - 2:55am

In the runup to its decision to close, the women’s college talked about becoming "an extension of UVa." Here’s how that almost happened, and why it didn’t.

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Wage Gap Is to Blame for Dearth of Female M.B.A.s

July 14, 2015 - 2:55am

While business schools have an important role to play in luring female candidates, recruiters are responsible for finding a market-based solution to the problem.

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4 Things That Set the APA Apart From Other Scholarly Groups

July 14, 2015 - 2:43am

The American Psychological Association’s role in supporting torture by the U.S. military is not the only thing that makes it stand out.

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What a Bombshell Report Tells Us About the APA’s Abetting of Torture

July 13, 2015 - 2:57am

The group was scolded for diluting its ethics code and engaging in a "disingenuous media strategy" at the behest of the U.S. military.

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Video: ‘Time for a Major Redo of Our Entire Student-Loan System’

July 13, 2015 - 2:55am

Rohit Chopra, a former official at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, talks about the pitfalls of what he calls a "broken" system and the pressures on for-profit colleges.

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Why Ashford U. Closed Its Iowa Campus

July 13, 2015 - 2:55am

The for-profit university looks for cuts after losing 40,000 online students.

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Caught Between a Cap on Tuition Increases and Cuts in State Aid

July 10, 2015 - 2:57am

Michigan is among a number of states that penalize colleges for exceeding such a cap. Two universities there defied it anyway. Do such measures have teeth?

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When You're a Professor, Sometimes the Best Guinea Pigs Are Your Kids

July 10, 2015 - 2:55am

Academics have a long history of performing research experiments on their own children.

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Court’s Decision Clarifies the Role of Unpaid Internships

July 10, 2015 - 2:55am

The intern must be the "primary beneficiary," and the purpose must be educational — standards that could push colleges to scrutinize employers more closely.

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Many Title IX Coordinators Are New to the Job and Juggling Many Duties

July 9, 2015 - 2:55am

A new survey of the officials offers insights on their work amid a rapidly evolving conversation about campus sexual assault.

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In Students' Minds, Textbooks Are Increasingly Optional Purchases

July 9, 2015 - 2:55am

College students are waiting to see just how required the course materials are, two industry surveys show.

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Campaigns Against Microaggressions Prompt Big Concerns About Free Speech

July 9, 2015 - 2:54am

As administrators seek to rid campuses of subtle bias, some see the real target as statements contrary to liberal views.

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Democrats Unveil Bill to Help Realize Obama's Free-College Proposal

July 8, 2015 - 1:46pm

The idea still faces a steep climb in Congress, in part because the legislation would cost more than President Obama’s version did.

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Simplifying Financial Aid: Gates Foundation Joins the Chorus

July 8, 2015 - 1:00pm

The group’s goal is to eliminate the convoluted Fafsa, so that more needy students can apply to college.

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British Government Plans to Measure Teaching Quality at Universities

July 8, 2015 - 10:20am

The country's new minister for universities wants to develop an assessment tool and create incentives to raise the quality of teaching.

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When College Is Free, or Free(ish)

July 8, 2015 - 2:55am

Proposals to eliminate community-college tuition have recently grabbed headlines, but many students can already get some college education at close to no charge.

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As Graduate-Student Debt Booms, Just a Few Colleges Are Largely Responsible

July 8, 2015 - 2:55am

Only 20 institutions account for nearly one-fifth of all graduate-student loans issued last year, according to a new analysis.

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