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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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November 15, 2013
A new survey of sociology departments from the American Sociological Society shows few changes to department size spanning last decade, which isn't great, but isn't bad, either.
November 12, 2013
Fed up with unanswered maintenance requests and substandard instructional facilities, some professors are taking a new approach: "shaming" their institutions into action.
November 11, 2013
A student's video prompts a different kind of discussion about race.
November 5, 2013
Debate at U. of Chicago raises question: Are graduate students who are breastfeeding mothers entitled to a private place to pump?  
November 4, 2013
Obama administration says colleges should receive "due regard" in deciding if they have a necessary "critical mass" of minority students.
October 30, 2013
MLA's annual jobs report shows dips in hiring for both English and foreign languages.
October 29, 2013
Do male professors need and seek out attention from their female students? A popular feminist blogger thinks so, as do many of her Twitter followers.
October 28, 2013
At Baylor, student government wants to ban "deviate" sex instead of "homosexual acts," and says this would make gay students more welcome. At Creighton, Catholic student group wants to end ticket give-aways for concert by singers who created "Same Love."
October 24, 2013
The Grambling athletes' boycott is just the latest sign that it's time for historically black colleges to move to Division II, and to spend more of their limited dollars on education, not athletics, writes Aaron N. Taylor.
October 23, 2013
New pontiff has suggested that church leaders focus less on abortion and homosexuality. So recent actions at Roman Catholic colleges have faculty members wondering if administrators missed the latest from Rome.

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