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Highlighting Berkeley, paper explores academic damage of expanding, independent athletics program

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Paper argues that without clear values and mission but with lots of money, Berkeley athletics has gotten out of control, at the expense of academics.

Temple cuts highlight cost of big-time football

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While Temple attributes the decision to cut seven teams to other issues, it is one of many universities that have cut Olympic sports while upping spending on football.

Before a suicide, OCR again tells colleges not to remove self-threatening students

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Amid persisting confusion about when colleges can involuntarily remove a self-threatening student, Education Department again signals it's not permissible -- in an investigation that ends in a student's suicide.

Presidents denounce the academic boycott of Israel, but on some campuses faculty and presidents clash

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A growing chorus of university chiefs condemns American Studies Association for endorsing boycott of Israeli universities, but at some campuses, the presidential statements have been a source of tension.

Can Cooper Union survive without tuition?

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An 18-member panel has a plan to save Cooper Union without charging tuition. The blueprint already has opponents inside the administration.

Florida appeals court rejects right of public universities to regulate guns on campus

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Florida appeals court rules that, in most cases, public colleges and universities can't regulate weapons on campus.

Hopkins plans shifts in graduate school and faculty hiring

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Pioneer in the research university model wants to shrink graduate enrollment (but offer much better stipends to those who are admitted), to favor junior faculty for tenure-track openings. Grad students object.

Digital Freedom Group's road to recognition sparks legal debate at Iowa State U.

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A student group's road to recognition at Iowa State University leads the institution to examine where privacy and legality overlap.

Gordon Gee, star college president, is back

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Gordon Gee, among the most visible and certainly the most prolific of college presidents, is coming out of retirement to go back to where he began.

Pennsylvania's 14-university system feeling the pain of budget cuts and demographic shifts

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The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Ed has already cut academic programs and staff members; now it has to cut more programs and professors. 

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