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With push from liberals, debt-free college gains traction in the 2016 Democratic campaign

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Democratic presidential contenders, apparently including Hillary Clinton, are moving to the idea that borrowing shouldn't be needed in public higher education. Is that the right approach?

College defends professor accused of being anti-Christian

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When a Polk State professor found himself accused of being anti-Christian, the college's leaders answered back -- and said he was entitled to academic freedom.

History and anthropology departments at Sacramento State U square off over new gen ed course

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Historians at Sacramento State are furious that an anthropology course has been deemed to meet a state requirement for study of American history.

For-profit chains announce a new wave of closures and sell-offs

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Two major for-profits announce campus closures and sell-offs as the industry continues a long slide caused by regulatory crackdowns, competition and bad publicity.

OCR letter says completed Title IX investigations in 2014 lasted more than 4 years

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Federal investigations of campus sexual assault are supposed to take 180 days, but in 2014, the average length was 1,469 days.

Study suggests most part-time faculty members want respect even more than full-time work

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Study suggests most part-time faculty members want full-time work. But what they want even more is acceptance as colleagues and peers from full-time professors and administrators.

U of Minnesota responds to student complaint about posters

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Should U of Minnesota have investigated and questioned the judgment of professors whose poster promoting a panel discussion on the Charlie Hebdo murders offended Muslim students?

Duke announces results of investigation into noose found on campus

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Duke punishes, but lets return to campus, the student who placed a noose on a tree. In student's apology, he claims ignorance of the meaning of a noose -- an explanation that only some on campus accept.

American flags at center of campus controversies

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Though protected by the First Amendment, protests involving stepping on the American flag create furors at colleges.

Students accused of sexual assault struggle to win gender bias lawsuits

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As more men turn to Title IX to defend themselves from sexual assault accusations by their colleges, they find long odds against them. As a result, some turn to OCR.

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