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Wartburg College and other liberal arts institutions make drastic cuts, challenging their identities as liberal institutions.

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When a college eliminates its only positions for philosophy and American literature, but adds a slot for music therapy, has it changed its mission?

Survey finds big differences between black HBCU graduates, those who attended other institutions

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New Gallup-Purdue University report says black students are more likely to feel supported and be engaged in work after graduation if they attend historically black colleges and universities.

Renaming of NYU's engineering school after donors irks some students and faculty

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Controversies at NYU and Paul Smith's College point to the potential downsides of agreeing to change a name for a large gift.

UNC presidential pick Margaret Spellings highlights system's desire for political acumen

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In picking Margaret Spellings as UNC System's president, are board members showing a preference for ability to work within a political system, rather than an academic system?

Colleges face new pressure to monitor social media site Yik Yak

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Women's organizations step up pressure on colleges and the Education Department to do something about the anonymous app Yik Yak. But even amid a series of arrests for threats posted there, can higher ed monitor and regulate what goes on off-campus networks?

UNC presidential search in chaos amid charges of politicization and secrecy

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A governing board and legislature are at odds, a finalist's name is leaked and a presidential search is criticized as too secretive. Many in North Carolina wonder: Is the university's leadership becoming too politicized?

U of California to examine deadlines for disciplining professors in harassment cases

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In wake of scandal, U of California will re-examine deadline for taking disciplinary actions against faculty members found guilty of harassment, pointing to larger debate over statute-of-limitation-like policies in such cases.

New Paper Details Extent of BB&T Bank's Ayn Rand-Inspired Grant Program

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New paper details extent of a grant program that linked funds to courses that were required to teach Ayn Rand.

Federal watchdog seeks information from a national accreditor about for-profit colleges

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau files an investigative demand with a national accreditor that recognizes hundreds of for-profits.

Berkeley astronomer resigns over sexual harassment investigation

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When Berkeley didn't fire an astronomer it found to have mistreated female students for years, his colleagues took steps to force him out.

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