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A university's closure and its implications for online learning, adult student markets

The story of an innovative university's shutdown says as much about the landscape for online learning as it does about one campus's decisions.

New findings cast net more broadly on 'nontraditional' college presidents

New findings tweak "traditional" label for presidents, asking whether U.S. public colleges and universities these days are being led by more nonacademics than we think.

USC president will step down

With scandal over gynecologist's abuse of students growing, Southern California announces "orderly transition" just days after board leaders said they backed the president.

Rift among scholars over treatment of Junot Díaz as he faces harassment and misconduct allegations

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Rift among feminist scholars raises issue of how Me Too movement plays out when accused has been important voice in Latino literature -- and may be facing more criticism than white authors accused of worse.

San Diego State's provost resigns suddenly, and an unusual email he wrote to a former professor surfaces

San Diego State's provost resigns suddenly, and an unusual email he wrote to a former professor surfaces.

Academe sees a new wave of faculty-student relationship restrictions in the era of Me Too

Academe sees a new wave of faculty-student dating bans in the era of Me Too. 

Following latest scandal, professors demand firing of president of Southern Cal

He has "lost the moral authority to lead the university," says letter from 200 faculty members, in wake of latest scandal.

Most institutions say they value teaching but how they assess it tells a different story

Most institutions say they value teaching. But how they assess it tells a different story. University of Southern California has stopped using student evaluations of teaching in promotion decisions in favor of peer-review model. Oregon seeks to end quantitative evaluations of teaching for holistic model.

Republicans are generally positive about higher education in new survey

New America survey finds a more nuanced, positive view of higher education among Republicans than previous surveys, but a partisan divide on who should pay for college.

Another college (Marylhurst) closes -- this one not in the Northeast or Midwest

Unlike most of the institutions that have failed recently, Marylhurst isn't in the Northeast or Midwest. But it is a Roman Catholic institution with a modest endowment.

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