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University of Chicago drops swim, fitness tests and PE requirement

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In dropping phys ed requirements, University of Chicago becomes latest institution to cut fitness and swim tests, the latter of which was required for graduation.

Honor code may not be enough to solve academic integrity issues at Harvard

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It may not be easy for Harvard to address academic integrity issues raised by a cheating scandal.

 

Data from one college shows whether its degree is worth it

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A database of all students ever admitted to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf allows the college to more reliably show the economic payoff of its programs. 

New book criticizes culture of sex at Yale

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Recent graduate's book takes on what he sees as hedonistic and irresponsible culture on campus.

Paul Quinn College bans pork from campus dining

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The president of Paul Quinn makes no apologies for eliminating pork from dining options as part of health initiative. But students don't always take well to menu tinkering.

Student protests raise philosophical and practical issues

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Student protests of Chick-fil-A are similar to previous movements against campus vendors, but have taken off with greater speed.

Hate crime hoaxes present burdens, lessons for college campuses

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Why do such incidents seem to occur year after year? And how should colleges handle them?

Obama's deferred status order creates new problems for some DREAM students

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Undocumented students like President Obama's executive order. But as dust settles and clarity on some points has yet to emerge, many worry about unresolved issues. One Texas university tries to provide guidance.

Nevada student files lawsuit about explicitly sexual class assignments

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A Nevada community college student files a federal lawsuit over explicitly sexual class assignments and alleged harassment.

Program administrators don't expect complications with new Islamist president in Egypt

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American program administrators in Egypt foresee greater stability, not complications, with election of first Islamist president.

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