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Federal work-study pays off best for students at public colleges, but increases debt loads

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Federal work-study generally boosts students' odds of graduating and getting a job, study finds. But money too often goes to wealthier students, and findings show an alarming increase in participants' debt loads.

Bill would strengthen due process rights of students, fraternities accused of sexual misconduct

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New legislation, backed by Greek lobbyists, aims to change the rules on campus Title IX investigations. Advocates for victims say it would be a step backward.

Prosecutor calls for U of Cincinnati police force to be disbanded and replaced with city police officers

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An Ohio prosecutor calls for U of Cincinnati police force to be disbanded after an officer is indicted for murder. But would the city's police force be able to handle law enforcement on campus?

Education Department confirms Pell Grant pilot program for prisoners

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Obama administration confirms its pilot program to offer Pell Grants to some prisoners is coming this Friday, and some Republican opposition is already forming.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire responds to massive cuts in state support

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At a regional university far from Madison politics, administrators and faculty struggle to make huge cuts quickly while preserving what they say has made their campus mean so much to students.

New Jersey legislation would require colleges to disclose campus suicides

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New Jersey lawmaker wants to require colleges to disclose each year how many students attempt take their own lives, and how many succeed. Mental health experts fear consequences of the idea.

Academic hopes social media campaign might help secure wife's medical treatment

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One might assume a full-time faculty member at an elite institution would have his or her medical needs, and those of family members, covered. A Twitter campaign suggests that's not always the case.

White House pivots to accountability and outcomes, and away from debt-free, in major Duncan speech

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In major policy speech, Arne Duncan says student debt is only part of higher education's problem, and calls for renewed policy push on student success and return on investment. 

After shooting by campus police officer, university reconsiders campus police force policies

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After a University of Cincinnati police officer kills a man, university officials consider reforms to the campus police force.

Suit against U California San Diego could provide framework for other students accused of assault

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California court rejects a public university's findings of sexual assault by a male student. Some say case points to tensions over due process at many institutions.

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