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April 24, 2012
University known for strength of its programs ends graduate admissions offers in German, classics and religious studies. Some fear undergraduate offerings are also in danger.
April 23, 2012
An Appalachian State professor is accused of engaging in "inappropriate speech" after airing an explicit documentary critical of the porn industry without first warning students. Her story raises questions about when and how instructors can present explicit materials.
April 23, 2012
A fraternity member at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln is facing expulsion from Delta Tau Delta and a college investigation after he marched around campus in camouflage waving a Confederate flag, the Lincoln Journal Star reports.
April 20, 2012
For two decades, Brownsville's community college and university shared almost everything. Now they're separating, posing challenges and opportunities for both sides.
April 19, 2012
Study says colleges, industry and government share responsibility for readying graduate students for careers inside and outside the academy.
April 18, 2012
Focusing more on conveying an understanding of social problems, Warren Wilson College updates its required service learning program.
April 18, 2012
The College Board will subsidize Advanced Placement classes in about 200 California high schools in hopes of bringing more of the college-level courses to poorer communities. In part a response to a new state law asking high schools to offer at least five AP classes, the program will provide teacher training and course supplies. The College Board will identify potential new AP classes based on students’ PSAT scores.
April 17, 2012
Decades ago, two colleges in Virginia decided all students would need to pass essay exam to graduate. Old Dominion just dropped the unusual requirement, while Hampden-Sydney has no intention of doing so.
April 17, 2012
Young academics are bringing Plato to the masses in the back of a Brooklyn bar, one 12-person seminar at a time.

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