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December 15, 2017
New public opinion data suggest that despite significant concerns about prices, most Americans (and many Republicans) believe a postsecondary education is essential.

December 15, 2017
Calls for clear, easily accessible data on Ph.D. program outcomes have failed to produce results at any kind of scale. A new coalition of 10 life sciences institutions hopes to change that.

December 15, 2017
Sam Olens, a controversial pick for president of Kennesaw State last year, has resigned following inquiries into how he handled protests related to the national anthem.

December 15, 2017
Kern Holoman, of the University of California, Davis, was stripped of his emeritus professor status this week after allegations of sexual assault from 1987 surfaced. He has denied the claims, which were made by a former student who now works at the university.

December 15, 2017
Columbia College Chicago is starting a minor in hip-hop studies. Columbia University is starting a master's degree in business analytics.

December 14, 2017
Reports indicate congressional negotiators have dropped repeal of tax-exempt tuition waivers for graduate students and other provisions affecting higher ed from final tax-reform bill.

December 14, 2017
GOP’s Higher Education Act rewrite would give a boost to competency-based education, short-term certificates and alternative providers, but experts worry about the bill’s lack of safeguards.

December 14, 2017
Professors typically refrain from talking about their now-notable former students publicly, but some feel moved to do so in the public interest, good or bad.

December 14, 2017
Authors of statistics textbook proudly declared, in a footnote, that no one reads footnotes. Photos of the footnote keep going viral.

December 14, 2017
Men are far more likely to ask, study finds.

December 13, 2017
University of Arkansas professors want to stall a vote on system policy changes they say would upend the definition of tenure. Many fear the system is trying to focus on the vague concept of collegiality.

December 13, 2017
Barnard unveils criteria it will use to evaluate whether a fossil fuel company is a good or bad actor worthy of its investment. An emphasis is on climate science.

December 13, 2017
Republicans on House education committee -- with little patience for complaints over rushed process -- advanced out of committee an expansive update to law governing federal aid programs.

December 13, 2017
Hampshire has kicked a student off campus after it said threats were made and campus safety was in danger. The student’s supporters, noting his autism, say his panic attacks were misinterpreted.

December 13, 2017
Tony Allen, head of corporate reputation for Bank of America, in Delaware, has been appointed provost at Delaware State University. Peggy F. Bradford, provost and vice president of academic affairs at Westchester Community College, part of the State University of New York, has been chosen as president of Shawnee Community College, in Illinois.

December 12, 2017
A smaller-than-expected freshman class is continuing to cause budget issues at the Ohio institution. Professors are tired of salary freeze.

December 12, 2017
Hiram College, hoping to stay financially and academically competitive, launches overhaul and floats idea -- on hold for now -- of ending some tenure protections.

December 12, 2017
As House panel readies to debate Higher Education Act, GOP lawmakers add provision seeking federal study of student-level data system run by National Student Clearinghouse.

December 12, 2017
Florida Atlantic University prevails in suit by professor it fired.

December 12, 2017
Charges are dropped against controversial speaker, but woman who took his notes is arrested. She says she was trying to prevent racist hate speech.

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