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Outsourced employee-style counseling can work for first-generation college students

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Outsourced counseling designed as an employee benefit helps low-income students succeed in college, the Dell Scholars Program finds, and colleges may be following suit.

Appointment of businessman Bruce Harreld as next U of Iowa president upsets faculty

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Iowa Board of Regents on Thursday unanimously votes to appoint former IBM senior vice president Bruce Harreld as Iowa’s next president -- despite outspoken criticism by professors.

New books focus on reforming graduate education, managing the graduate school experience

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New books set out agendas for both professors and students on how to change the experience and career paths.

Deal changes governance at Cooper Union and could lead to end of tuition

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Deal between New York attorney general, the university and its critics will change governance and could lead in a few years to the end of tuition.

Changing search process and nontraditional candidate rankle some at the University of Iowa

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A changing presidential search process and a nontraditional finalist are causing widespread faculty concern at U of Iowa.

Survey: 5 percent of Kentucky students assaulted in past year

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U of Kentucky did survey in which 80 percent of the student body participated and the definition of sexual assault was much more narrow than that used elsewhere. The finding: a significant number, but far lower than on other campuses, reporting assaults.

Accreditation will change -- but survive

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Critics blame accreditation for many of the (often conflicting) problems they see in higher education. But the agencies will likely endure, in large part because any replacement would give the feds much more power.

More presidential searches embrace personality assessments

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More and more colleges and universities are asking finalists in presidential searches to undergo personality assessments.

Baylor U facing questions over handling of sexual assault involving football player

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Baylor's successful football program is in crisis over questions regarding the handling of a sexual assault case involving an athlete -- a controversy that could damage the university's reputation, too.

Northwestern U loses second faculty member over alleged censorship of medical school journal

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Northwestern loses second faculty member over alleged censorship of a medical school journal article about a sexual encounter.

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