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May 3, 2012
A small arts college in New Hampshire faces closure due to financial woes. Students and employees are rallying to keep it open.
May 2, 2012
As graduate programs fend off cuts elsewhere, U. of Colorado introduces doctorate in German studies that seeks to halve time to degree and prepare students for academic and non-academic careers.
May 1, 2012
By cutting enrollment 20 percent, the University of California Hastings College of the Law believes it's helping itself, applicants and the legal profession. Is this the future of legal education?
May 1, 2012
New book aims to put the fight for black studies departments and cultural centers in a broader historical context.
April 27, 2012
A new book explores a Florida legislative committee that targeted gay students and professors in the 1950s and '60s.
April 27, 2012
KeyBank, an outlier in the lending industry, for years required the co-signing parent of one dead student to make payments on $50,000 of debt. The bank acquiesced after an online petition went viral.
April 26, 2012
Six lawmakers endorse a new award to honor the best federally funded scientific research, seeking to drown out criticism that such spending is often wasteful.
April 25, 2012
More than 300 professors from around the world have signed a petition asking Appalachian State University to reinstate Professor Jammie Price, according to a news release. Price's supporters planned to hand Provost Lori Gonzalez the petition on Wednesday.  Price was suspended last month after showing an anti-pornography documentary in her sociology class. The video, which she checked out from the university library, included explicit scenes.
April 25, 2012
While more students are enrolling in online community college classes, institutions are struggling to maintain services.

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