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January 10, 2013
New study finds that recent college graduates weathered the recession better than their 21- to 24-year-old counterparts with only a high school diploma.
January 9, 2013
After a successful pilot, JSTOR is launching its Register & Read program, which lets anyone read up to three articles from 1,200 of its journals every two weeks in exchange for demographic information.
January 8, 2013
Rather than having students wait weeks for feedback on homework, MIT professor has developed computer program that assigns diverse group of people to review small chunks of each student's work. MIT may use program in MOOCs.
December 20, 2012
A University of North Florida chemist honors the influence of his Ph.D. adviser, who died 17 years ago, by listing him as a co-author on a recent paper.
December 18, 2012
State legislation to allow licensed weapons in schools, churches, stadiums and campus buildings includes a provision that could exempt universities -- so they're staying out of the political fight.
December 7, 2012
In the age of the MOOC and recorded lectures, some colleges are turning back to videoconferencing as a tool for distance education.
December 6, 2012
Wellesley's move to join edX and Wesleyan's entry into Coursera offer a chance to apply liberal arts college ideals to MOOCs, and potentially vice versa.  
December 4, 2012
OpenStax College, an open-access textbook publisher, introduces its first offering through iTunes -- and hopes the $4.99 charge will allow students to benefit from extras and the business model to grow.
November 28, 2012
Application fees are not just for prospective students anymore: some departments, generally in the fine arts, charge fees for applications for faculty positions. 
November 16, 2012
Appeals court rules that Michigan's voter-approved ban is unconstitutional because it limits equal access to the political process.

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