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Education Department signs $4 million college ratings contract, eyes a ratings appeals process

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Education Department documents show money spent on college ratings as well as proposals to allow colleges to challenge and publicly annotate their data in the ratings.

Drought action plans leading to changes on California campuses

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As California’s drought grows more severe, colleges across the state are stepping up their water conservation efforts.

Adjuncts participate in National Day of Action for a Living Wage

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Adjuncts across the country participate in a national day of action for a living wage. How do their interests align with low-wage workers from outside academe?

Some presidents face steep learning curve with athletics

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When universities that are sports powerhouses appoint presidents with little experience in intercollegiate athletics, new leaders face a steep learning curve.

How widespread are the issues facing fraternities?

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Greek life has been defended for years with claims that most problems are caused by just a few members. Can that argument survive?

U.S. Fines Corinthian Colleges $30 Million and Effectively Closes Heald Chain

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Education Department fines Corinthian Colleges $30 million for misleading students and orders its Heald College campuses to stop enrolling students and wind down operations.

AAUP: Full-time faculty salaries up 2.2 percent this year

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Faculty pay is up 2.2. percent, or 1.4 percent adjusted for inflation, new A.A.U.P. survey finds. Despite modest gains, association says professor pay can't be blamed for tuition hikes. Searchable database by institution available exclusively here.

LinkedIn continues move into higher education with purchase of lynda.com for $1.5 billion

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LinkedIn buys lynda.com for $1.5 billion, adding online courses to the job networking site's growing portfolio of higher education-related tools.

Political pressure builds for a new accreditation and aid pathway for upstart providers

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Senate Republicans echo the Obama administration by proposing alternative pathways to accreditation and, possibly, federal aid for noninstitutional providers like Udacity, General Assembly and edX.

Can college bans on hard liquor be effective?

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When colleges ban hard liquor, even for students over 21, does drinking behavior change? Or is it just forced off campus?

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