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November 2, 2012
The University of Richmond is eliminating its men’s soccer and track and field teams to make way for a men’s lacrosse team, The Washington Post reported Thursday, for unclear reasons but with help from a $3 million endowment spearheaded by major, anonymous donors. More than 50 students competed on the two teams that are to be cut at the end of this academic year.
November 1, 2012
Spelman is eliminating intercollegiate athletics and withdrawing from NCAA competition, instead focusing on a campus-wide wellness initiative that emphasizes fitness for everyone.
November 1, 2012
A new business venture connects students with private tutors, adding another layer of academic support for colleges that can't always meet demand.
October 31, 2012
New model for enforcing NCAA rules violations emphasizes the most egregious conduct breaches and lays more responsibility on head coaches.
October 30, 2012
New survey reports from students' perspective on how well or poorly colleges responded to mental health problems -- and in some cases a lack of response resulted in the student leaving campus.
October 26, 2012
Graduation rates among Division I football and men's basketball teams have risen to new heights (above 70 percent), but athletes over all are getting degrees at lower rates than last year.
October 25, 2012
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.
October 24, 2012
Appeals court reinstates lawsuit charging Oregon State U. administrators with violating rights of conservative student journalists by tossing their newsbins according to an unwritten campus policy.
October 22, 2012
Colleges are finding new ways to teach students the technique to combat sexual assault and bullying, and it's paying off in unexpected ways.
October 19, 2012
The study of bicycles -- which once existed only in the context of transportation planning and engineering -- is emerging in classes in many disciplines devoted to the two-wheeled vehicles.