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Following Yale president's plea for free expression, student groups protest speaker

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Two weeks after president called for preserving campus as platform for all ideas, more than 30 student groups protest appearance by Ayaan Hirsi Ali -- a women's rights activist and a vocal, often controversial critic of Islam.

Colleges worry about future of football fans, as student attendance declines

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As student attendance at college football games continues to decline, some institutions worry about the trend's ramifications for future alumni support. 

University-themed Jell-O molds send a mixed message, critics say

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Colleges and Kraft Foods say that new university-themed Jell-O molds are meant to be used to create tasty tailgate treats. But some worry they're an invitation to binge drink.

New book blames colleges for many college graduates' difficult adjustment to adulthood

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In a new book, the authors of Academically Adrift return to report on how the same cohort of "meandering" students are faring after graduation. It's not a pretty picture.

Professors, robots protest U. of Iowa's pink locker room

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While it remains a beloved bit of visual smack-talk for many football fans, some students and faculty say the University of Iowa's pink visitors' locker room is sexist and discriminatory.

Pressure on colleges to deal with sexual assault leads to growing cottage industry

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Since the federal government began applying more scrutiny to campus handling of sexual assault, more administrators and students are turning to for-profit consulting firms, prevention programs, and safety products for help.

Consultants' best case scenarios rarely reality

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Consultants help colleges save money, but not as much as colleges might expect, according to a new report.

Cary Nelson faces backlash over his views on a controversial scholar

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In the backlash over Cary Nelson backing the U. of Illinois for denying a job to a controversial scholar, no one is more surprised at the outrage than Cary Nelson.

Some colleges embrace, tepidly, federal scrutiny on campus sexual assaults

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Some higher education lobbying groups criticized the McCaskill campus sexual assault legislation as heavy-handed. But some colleges are largely backing the bill. 

Amazon expands on-campus program with Purdue U. partnership

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Amazon aims to become the de facto bookstore at Purdue University, and the retailer has more university partnerships in the works.

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