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June 5, 2012
New Huffington Post feature allows students to post a summary of their work without forfeiting the copyright. Students say it's a way to draw attention to oft-overlooked research.
June 1, 2012
Leading banks and finance companies are screening candidates with a standardized test, which supporters say allows for a deeper hiring pool and the evaluation of practical skills.
May 25, 2012
Jennifer Braly, a transgendered student who is a junior at U. of Arkansas-Fort Smith, is now allowed to use female restrooms. Advocates say colleges have been too slow to accommodate such students.
May 23, 2012
The New York arts school will soon offer online classes to K-12 students. Juilliard officials say music has a place in digital education that has been largely overlooked to this point.
May 22, 2012
Alleging false and misleading recruitment materials that overstated earnings expectations and understated the risk of unemployment, an advocacy group is calling for the resignation of a Rutgers University at Camden School of Law administrator. Law School Transparency, a policy organization working to reduce the cost of legal education, said associate dean Camille Andrews sent prospective students information that exaggerated the benefits of attending Rutgers-Camden.
May 21, 2012
A new U. of Nebraska institute aims to reinvigorate depopulating rural areas in its state. Organizers think the project could have broader applications as land-grant universities seek a new role in rural America.
May 18, 2012
Colleges have traditionally balked at tracking their performance. A study -- from within the academy -- says higher ed must define and measure educational productivity and offers a model for doing so.
May 17, 2012
San Antonio College debates proposal that would allow professors to move half of their 10 required hours online. Proponents say it's next logical step in digital revolution, while critics fear reduction in student contact.
May 17, 2012
Some colleges say Intellectual Ventures, a company that acquires patents, is a worthy partner and smart investment. Others fear the company's lawsuits squelch innovation.
May 16, 2012
The National Collegiate Athletic Association has cleared  the University of Missouri at Kansas City of wrongdoing after a former adjunct instructor accused the college of inflating an athlete's grade over his objections.

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