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Preparing for an unusually severe flu season, colleges draw on lessons from H1N1 pandemic

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Trying to head off a likely epidemic flu season, college officials are breaking out prevention and treatment tactics developed in the wake of 2009's H1N1 pandemic.

Adjunct leaders consider strategies to force change

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Adjunct faculty make up most of the higher education work force, but their working conditions largely don't reflect their role. Is reform on a wide scale possible? What will it take?

Franklin & Marshall targets charter schools like KIPP for new source of students

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In pursuit of students who would be a good fit for its rigorous, supportive, small-community environment, Franklin & Marshall is tapping into urban charter schools.

N.C. community college to issue grades, certificates for soft skills

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Community college in N.C. plans to evaluate "soft skills" and issue workplace readiness certificates for students who get passing marks.

Website recognizes military skills with digital badges

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New website creates digital badges for veterans, aiming to recognize military skills and training. Will it be the first badging experiment to catch on?

Trinity College fraternities, sororities ordered to go coed

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Students say Trinity College of Connecticut's mandate for fraternities and sororities to go coed is, in effect, a death sentence for Greek life.

Finances affect students academically, NSSE 2012 finds

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Finances are affecting students' academic experience, with ability to get a job as a big factor in deciding on a major, according to this year's National Survey of Student Engagement.

Racism defines post-election student protests at Mississippi, Hampden-Sydney

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Amid the 50th anniversary celebration of racial integration on campus, a post-election student protest at Mississippi is marred by racism. It isn't the only one.

Spelman eliminates athletics in favor of campus-wide wellness initiative

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Spelman is eliminating intercollegiate athletics and withdrawing from NCAA competition, instead focusing on a campus-wide wellness initiative that emphasizes fitness for everyone.

As allegations fly, Amherst College tries to counter sexual assault issues

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An account of a rape at Amherst, and of the way officials there didn't provide support, leads others to come forward -- and the college to try to fix what's broken.

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