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Apr 01, 2014
What do academic departments risk when they're not perceived as being "flexible" enough to accommodate work-family balance? A lot -- and not only parents feel the pinch, a new study suggests.

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January 23, 2013 - 10:04pm

When parents, teachers, lawmakers and communities debate over which part of the American education system should receive the most scrutiny or support, adult education, specifically General Educational Development (GED),  is rarely in contention. Conceptually adult education programs serve those who depart school without diplomas and are now seeking a credential to access the workforce or postsecondary opportunities.

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September 13, 2012 - 9:21pm

Over the past couple of years the censoring of self-expression has been a hot topic on many campuses. Recently the media washed ashore a new wave of controversy concerning Hampton University’s business school policy that restricts MBA students from wearing their hair in locs (or what is more commonly referred to as “Dread-locs”). This comes on the heels of the brouhaha that developed following the implementation of a written dress code policy at Morehouse College.

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August 21, 2012 - 10:18am

In recent years the higher education community has focused more on the role institutions’ play in student success. For a long time the blame for failure has been laid squarely at the feet of students.  If a student dropped out of college it was assumed that they were unmotivated, under-prepared, or lacked the aptitude required to be a college graduate.  The fact that dropouts were admitted meant that they somehow fell through an admissions crack undetected.

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February 26, 2013
A professor's reflection on personalities prevalent in academe strikes a chord with scholars.
February 20, 2013
Study challenges earlier research that found black applicants less likely than comparable white applicants to receive NIH grants.
February 18, 2013
Emory president praises Constitution's three-fifths compromise as model for dealing with disagreements today.  Facing outrage, he apologizes for "clumsiness and insensitivity."
February 15, 2013
A second librarian's blog becomes the target of a potential lawsuit from a disgruntled publisher.
February 14, 2013
Faculty advocates outline recommendations for faculty and campus communities to combat rape.
February 8, 2013
A university librarian finds himself sued for questioning the quality of an academic press.
February 6, 2013
Three deaf leaders of Gallaudet gathered Tuesday to discuss the legacy of the movement that led to their appointments.
February 5, 2013
As Stanford spurs discussion of trimming time-to-degree for Ph.D.s, CUNY offers model for public institutions that might want to kill tradition of grad school as a place you "check in and never check out."
January 31, 2013
Senior Africana studies professors at Penn pledge to skip president's dinner, saying diversity push at Penn is more talk than action.
January 28, 2013
With two high-profile higher education cases under consideration, labor board says it will carry on as usual despite an appeals court's ruling that calls into question the legitimacy of its appointees.

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