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UNC presidential pick Margaret Spellings highlights system's desire for political acumen

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In picking Margaret Spellings as UNC System's president, are board members showing a preference for ability to work within a political system, rather than an academic system?

Colleges face new pressure to monitor social media site Yik Yak

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Women's organizations step up pressure on colleges and the Education Department to do something about the anonymous app Yik Yak. But even amid a series of arrests for threats posted there, can higher ed monitor and regulate what goes on off-campus networks?

UNC presidential search in chaos amid charges of politicization and secrecy

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A governing board and legislature are at odds, a finalist's name is leaked and a presidential search is criticized as too secretive. Many in North Carolina wonder: Is the university's leadership becoming too politicized?

U of California to examine deadlines for disciplining professors in harassment cases

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In wake of scandal, U of California will re-examine deadline for taking disciplinary actions against faculty members found guilty of harassment, pointing to larger debate over statute-of-limitation-like policies in such cases.

New Paper Details Extent of BB&T Bank's Ayn Rand-Inspired Grant Program

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New paper details extent of a grant program that linked funds to courses that were required to teach Ayn Rand.

Federal watchdog seeks information from a national accreditor about for-profit colleges

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau files an investigative demand with a national accreditor that recognizes hundreds of for-profits.

Berkeley astronomer resigns over sexual harassment investigation

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When Berkeley didn't fire an astronomer it found to have mistreated female students for years, his colleagues took steps to force him out.

Education Department will experiment with aid eligibility for boot camps and MOOCs

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Education Department will open up federal aid to a limited number of partnerships between colleges and boot camps and MOOC providers, with a secondary goal of testing new forms of accreditation.

Campaign will use dildos to criticize new "campus carry" law in Texas

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U of Texas students and alumni plan campaign around idea that openly carrying a sex toy on campus would be against rules, but carrying a weapon would be permitted.

Shootings at two campuses in same day each leave a freshman dead

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On same day, shootings at two universities each kill a freshman. Others are injured -- a week after mass shooting at Oregon community college. New California law bans guns from campuses.

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