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University of Washington plan to alleviate salary compression is under fire

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At many colleges, new assistant professors earn close to or even more than long timers. U of Washington is trying to do something about it -- and finding out how hard it is. Among other ideas: countering expensive retention raises with new salary steps subject to approval by one's peers.

Recent cases renew debate about second chances for athletes who assault women

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Former Stanford swimmer is but the latest example of university athletes accused of assaulting women who seem to escape punishments that are serious enough for their crimes.

Colleges expand access to mental health services on campus

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Driven by greater student demand, colleges expand access to mental health services by embedding counselors in residence halls and creating 24-hour hotlines.

Cal State nearly doubles number of presidencies held by women

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The last five campus leaders picked at Cal State have been women, and recent hires have doubled the number of Asian-Americans who will be campus presidents.

Controversial president leaves University of Akron

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President leaves suddenly, after outsourcing deals that didn't work, enrollment declines and presidential house renovation that struck many as over the top. Then there was the olive jar.

Should colleges shield freshmen from themselves by hiding first-term grades on their transcripts?

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Faculty members at various institutions debate the pros and cons of shielding freshmen from themselves (or least their performance) in the form of "covered" or "shadow" grades on transcripts.

U of Mississippi announces penalties for NCAA violations

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University of Mississippi punishes itself for violating NCAA rules, including falsifying ACT scores for football recruits. 

Baylor University regents fire head football coach; Ken Starr steps aside

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Ken Starr resigns as president. University fires football coach. Analysis released by institution finds numerous cases in which it mishandled sexual violence involving football players.

For Arkansas single parents, a scholarship that helps pay for living expenses

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As a model for a federal initiative, she points to a program she helped start in Arkansas.

Indiana University sues over abortion law and fetal tissue restrictions

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Indiana U says important research on Alzheimer's disease is imperiled by new state abortion law.

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