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Indiana ban on sexual assault offenders applauded, but not adopted elsewhere

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Indiana University recently adopted a policy that bans athletes with a history of sexual assault, raising the question why other institutions and NCAA conferences aren't doing the same.

Mills College declares "financial emergency" and plans layoffs and curricular reform

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College announces layoffs (likely including tenured professors) and plans for curricular reform -- amid a deficit that has grown to $9 million.

Burlington College campus purchase still coming back to haunt Jane Sanders

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Burlington College closed last year, but controversy still swirls over reports of a federal investigation into land deal by a former president, Jane Sanders, wife of Bernie -- an investigation allegedly sparked by a prominent Republican.

Wisconsin-Eau Claire policy to require all faculty and staff members to work toward campus equity goals

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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire policy will require all faculty and staff members to work toward equity, diversity and inclusion, for consideration in their evaluations. It's controversial, but proponents say it's an efficient way to put values into action.

Americans see value in higher education, survey finds, but are unhappy with current system

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Americans see the work force and societal value of getting a college degree, a survey from New America finds, but community colleges have more support than do other sectors.

Study: student ratings of instructors dependent on discipline; in quantitative fields are most "hazardous" to professors' careers

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New study suggests student evaluations are dependent on discipline and they tend to be especially “hazardous” to professors in quantitative fields.

Duke divinity school professor objects to diversity training request and sets off debate on inclusiveness and civility

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Professor calls diversity training workshop to which colleagues were invited a “waste,” setting off debate about inclusiveness and civility.

Purdue faculty votes against Kaplan process

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Senate passes resolution rebuking the university’s unexpected acquisition and calling for it to be rescinded.

Purdue's deal for Kaplan packs low up-front costs, long terms and boundary-pushing details

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Purdue’s deal for Kaplan U trades a long-term business relationship for low up-front costs while raising worries -- especially among faculty groups -- about blurred lines between public and private higher ed.

Graduate student union bids at private institutions have succeeded, flopped and been challenged since a major NLRB decision

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Graduate student union bids at private institutions have succeeded, flopped and been challenged since a major NLRB decision last summer -- but none thus far has resulted in a contract for student workers. 

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