administrators

Duke tries to end protest that has occupied administration building for days

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Anger over the fallout from a powerful administrator hitting an employee with his car leads to takeover of administration building and debate over treatment of workers. University makes concessions, but sit-in continues. At Ohio State, a sit-in starts and ends.

UCLA students and faculty protest return of professor accused of sexual assault and harassment following quarter of leave

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Faculty and students protest return of professor accused of harassment and assault to campus after a one-term unpaid leave.

Public colleges may be responding to state performance funding by enrolling fewer low-income students

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State performance funding formulas lead to small decline in Pell revenue per student, new study finds, suggesting public colleges may be gaming formulas by enrolling fewer low-income students.

Two teams facing charges of academic fraud meet in NCAA basketball tournament

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Syracuse U and the U of North Carolina meet in Final Four of men's basketball, following season when one team's coach missed nine games for NCAA violations and the other remained under investigation for high-profile case of academic fraud.

State audit accuses U of California of putting in-state residents at a disadvantage

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State auditor says system campuses cut admissions standards in ways that shifted slots to out-of-staters. University fires back with analysis that says budget cuts forced its hand.

Purdue U gets into competency-based education with new bachelor's degree

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Accreditor approves Purdue's new competency-based bachelor's degree, which blends technical disciplines with the humanities and has a customizable approach designed more for a career than a first job.

New book details realities of being a conservative professor of the humanities and social sciences

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New book-length study details realties of being a conservative professor in the overwhelmingly progressive humanities and social sciences. While many see bias and periodic slights, many are also succeeding.

Bradley University forgoes guest commencement speakers

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Bradley U announces it will no longer have outside commencement speakers. Leaders hope to avoid controversy, cut costs and keep everyone awake.

Graduation gap between black, white students at public colleges widens, despite overall gains

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Public colleges are increasing students' overall graduation rates, but a study finds the gap between black and white students continues to widen.

Governors State U relies on full-time professors to teach all freshmen

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Governors State U, with many at-risk students, and without much money, opts to fill freshman program course sections with full-time faculty members only.

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