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Faculty at Eastern Illinois University delays pay raise to save adjunct positions

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At Eastern Illinois, a faculty union that includes tenured and tenure-track professors agrees to extend a contract and put off a raise to save the positions of 29 people who teach off the tenure track.

Conference and new research takes a broader look at the college match challenge

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College-match discussion should be about typical students and colleges, experts say at conference, not just whether high-performing, low-income students get into elite colleges.

Vanderbilt University weighs in on its controversial compliance costs report

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While discussing the Higher Education Act, Vanderbilt's chancellor equated cost of compliance to $11,000 per student -- and the message snowballed.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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