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U of Houston Faculty Senate suggests changes to teaching under campus carry

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Is teaching under campus carry still teaching? New guidelines from the Faculty Senate at U of Houston ask the question, with suggestions such as dropping controversial course content for safety concerns.

Purdue increasing graduate student stipends as it cuts graduate enrollment

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Purdue is cutting grad enrollments to boost pay of those it enrolls -- and is pushing professors to teach more intro courses. Will the approach provide focus? Or is it another attack on English that could leave undergrads without enough instructors?

Williams College blocks a controversial speaker from appearing on campus

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College says John Derbyshire's statements constitute hate speech, so student group is blocked from playing host to him on campus.

Student protests and university cancellations follow Milo Yiannopoulos speaking tour

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Even the name of this man's speaking tour is inflammatory -- certainly a no-go during prime time -- and students are interrupting his appearances, accusing him of being sexist and promoting rape culture. Meet Milo Yiannopoulos.

The U of Phoenix looks to rise again with new advertising campaign

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The beleaguered U of Phoenix fires back with new advertising campaign that challenges criticism of the for-profit institution.

Community college links increased student success to shorter terms but faculty members say there's more to the story

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A college is seeing higher student success levels based on a series of reforms, but should any institution evaluate faculty members in part on the proportion of C grades and above they award?

Survey finds increased use of learning outcomes measures, but decline in standardized tests

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Measures of student learning, beyond grades, are on the rise, according to results of a new survey. But colleges are less likely to use standardized tests for learning outcomes.

Author discusses new book on changes in higher education marketplace

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Author discusses his new book on "the changing marketplace" facing colleges and universities.

Congress returns to scrutiny of wealthy university endowments

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Lawmakers are again raising questions about wealthy universities' endowments -- and tossing around ideas to crack down on them.

Despite improved graduation rates, City Colleges of Chicago chancellor faces faculty unrest

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City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman, who is widely heralded for leading graduation-rate improvements, faces faculty unrest over new tuition rates and program consolidations.

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