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2014 is record year for higher ed donations

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Contributions to colleges and universities hit nearly $38 billion in 2014, making it the strongest year yet for charitable giving.

Purdue's president and faculty clash over student learning assessment

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Purdue's politician turned president wants a nationally normed measure of what students learn -- and he's tired of waiting. Professors want meaningful assessment but aren't sold on standardized exams.

College athletes greatly overestimate their chances of playing professionally

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More than three-quarters of men's Division I basketball players think they will play professionally, but less than 2 percent make it to the NBA.

National Adjunct Walkout Day approaches, attracting both enthusiasm and questions

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With National Adjunct Walkout Day a month away, interest grows, and it is prompting discussions among faculty leaders. But many supporters feel the need to back the effort in ways other than walking off the job.

Arizona State U. backs down from some details of a controversial plan for writing instructors

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Arizona State, facing criticism, agrees to pay more to some composition instructors assigned extra sections. But the university refuses to back down on courseloads that violate disciplinary standards.

Higher ed spending up in most states, but recession still stings

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Spending on higher education is up in most states since last year, but half of states are still below their recession-era levels.

'Power Five' leagues expand athletic scholarships to cover full cost of attendence

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In a debate-filled session involving athletes for the first time, the 'Power Five' conferences vote to increase financial aid, adopt a new concussion policy, and bar colleges from reducing aid for athletic reasons.

Obama's new tax plans would shift education tax credits and Pell Grants, and pay for free community college tuition

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Obama proposes shifts in education tax credits and Pell Grants, using increased taxes on wealthy individuals and financial institutions to pay the costs, and to finance plan for free community college.

Changes in NCAA rules raise Title IX concerns

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Attempts to reform college sports often don't give enough consideration to Title IX, says panel at NCAA convention. 

'Power Five' members to flex new legislative muscles at NCAA convention

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At NCAA convention, "Power Five" conferences will demonstrate how powerful their new autonomy is, Division II will consider athlete representation on its council, and Division III may loosen recruiting restrictions.

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