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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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August 17, 2011
While overall score and percentage of students deemed "college ready" are up slightly, racial and ethnic gaps remain large.
August 16, 2011
A focus on love decreases the interest of college-age women (but not men) in math and science fields, study finds.
August 12, 2011
Survey finds large percentages of those holding the position were first to do so, and may soon be seeking to leave their jobs.
August 9, 2011
45.4% of female science faculty and 24.5% of male science faculty have fewer kids than they desired, because of their careers, study finds.
August 8, 2011
More Mandarin-speaking students are enrolling in college, and counseling centers must address their special needs, psychologists say.
August 5, 2011
CUNY initiatives to teach life skills and provide educational opportunities to young men will be a part of New York City mayor's new high-profile push to address racial disparities.
August 3, 2011
Federal appeals court backs a public university's decision to apply regulations to religious student groups.
July 28, 2011
Marcus Waterbury, a graduate of the women’s institution Mount Holyoke College, didn’t think it was a big deal when, 15 years after graduation, his alma mater agreed to re-issue his degree to reflect the new name he adopted after transitioning from female to male.
July 15, 2011
Women are taking more spots on deans' councils. At U. of Richmond, 4 of 5 deans are women. Will they change academic leadership?
July 5, 2011
Federal appeals court says Michigan's electorate doesn't have right to ban public universities from considering race in admissions.

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