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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 10, 2012
Federal judge finds no First Amendment violation in U. of Toledo getting rid of HR director who -- contrary to university's policies -- wrote op-ed saying that gay people don't deserve civil rights protections.
February 3, 2012
A gathering of presidents from more conservative Christian colleges discusses what to do about controversies surrounding gay and lesbian students.
January 30, 2012
U.S. appeals court orders trial in case that pits religious rights against discipline's standards. Ruling concerns advocates for student press by citing controversial Supreme Court decision.
January 16, 2012
At Elmhurst College, most applicants are answering an optional question about sexual orientation.
December 20, 2011
University counseling department has right to enforce its rules and a professional code of conduct, federal appeals panel rules.
December 19, 2011
Iowa professor's critique of small town life in his adopted state reflects tensions many faculty members overcome as they take jobs in places they never imagined would be home.
December 13, 2011
Satirical blogs explore whether a Hollywood sex symbol can make academic pick-up lines seem smooth.
December 12, 2011
Federal appeals court rejects suit by woman kicked out of medical school, and backs college groups on issues related to bias claims.
December 12, 2011
Some philosophers wonder why a key part of the hiring process in their discipline is an event that sounds like fraternity rush.
December 9, 2011
Beloit College is elevating this responsibility so that it joins teaching, research and service in tenure decisions.

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