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U. of Maryland wrestles with how to punish fraternity member who sent racist, sexist e-mail

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U. of Maryland discovers that, in wake of Oklahoma fraternity's racist chant, offensive statements by fraternity members will get more scrutiny -- both from those demanding tough responses and those who want no response.

Presidents say they want more input in faculty hiring and tenure decisions

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Presidents overwhelmingly say they should have more input in faculty hiring and tenure decisions. But just how much say should they have? 

Gates Foundation announces four priority policy areas on college completion, with data system to come

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After seven years and half a billion dollars, the Gates Foundation announces its four priority areas for college completion policies and plans to release a data framework for measuring performance in higher education.

Several Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapters accused of racism in recent years

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U. of Oklahoma removes Sigma Alpha Epsilon from campus after video surfaces of members singing of pride in keeping black people out. But SAE remains at many campuses, despite hateful incident after hateful incident.

NCAA suspends Syracuse U. basketball coach, vacates 108 wins

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N.C.A.A. finds that university employees completed coursework for athletes -- and questions why it took 8 years to complete investigation into such a serious problem.

Private college in Iowa gives itself to the University of Iowa rather than be forced out of business

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Instead of fighting on and trying to stay alive, a college in Iowa is giving itself to the University of Iowa.

Will Sweet Briar's closure prompt college leaders to rethink their fight to stay open?

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Some fear Sweet Briar's decision to close will prompt other small private colleges to do the same, leading a number of presidents to outline how their colleges are not like Sweet Briar.

Proposed adjunct union at Seattle U. passes NLRB eligibility review

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In the first ruling following an N.L.R.B. shift, board director finds that Seattle U.'s Catholic status does not preclude adjunct collective bargaining.

UCLA student government questions judicial board nominee for being Jewish

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UCLA student government panel, interviewing candidate for judicial post, initially rejected her for being Jewish and involved in Jewish groups.

U. Tennessee System backtracks on 'de-tenure' language

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U. of Tennessee walks back -- at least in terminology -- from a proposal to "de-tenure" faculty members as part of new business plan. But the policy idea may well remain alive.

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