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Illinois legislators scrutinize college executives' pay and exit packages

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A spate of higher education scandals in Illinois prompt the question: Is it time for states to crack down on executive compensation and exit packages?

Incident at Mount Holyoke renews debate on talking about race in classrooms

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A professor at Mount Holyoke asked his students to name slurs that might have been used against groups of which they are members. The college helped seven students switch sections, but now one student has gone public with the incident.

Oregon community college is site of third-worst mass shooting at a college campus

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At least 10 die and seven more are injured in shooting at Oregon's Umpqua Community College. It was the third-deadliest mass shooting ever at a college campus.

Why do some faculty members sign loyalty oaths without issue?

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In light of a recent high-profile faculty resignation at Phoenix College, some are asking why other professors asked to sign loyalty oaths don't object.

Study finds huge increase in articles published by 'predatory' journals

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Study suggests open-access journals with questionable peer-review and marketing processes now publish hundreds of thousands of articles a year, a huge jump in only a few years.

NCAA bans SMU basketball from postseason, suspends coach for 9 games

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New penalties over academic fraud are only the most recent in Southern Methodist's history of breaking NCAA rules. Among the guilty: the university's renowned basketball coach, and a former official responsible for compliance with the rules.

University of Iowa looks to aid as it tries to increase resident enrollment

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Under pressure from its governing board the University of Iowa is leveraging financial aid to increase resident enrollment. And as competition for the state's students is increasing, the number of college-bound Iowans is not -- causing concern among Iowa's private colleges. 

Half of college graduates say college is worth cost, survey finds

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New data from Gallup-Purdue survey find only half of alumni "strongly agree" that college is worth what they spent. Students with experiential learning opportunities and supportive professors were more likely to agree.

1 in 4 transgender students say they have been sexually assaulted, survey finds

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Same survey that found high rates of female students reporting sexual assault finds that nearly a quarter of transgender students experience some form of sexual violence while in college.

State College of Florida eliminates continuous contracts, puts all faculty members on one-year contracts

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State College of Florida eliminates rolling contracts in favor of one-year contracts for all full-time faculty members, even long-serving ones.

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