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AAUP report says adjunct professor was likely fired for insisting on rigor in courses

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AAUP report concludes that a professor at Community College of Aurora was likely fired for refusing to compromise on rigor in his courses as part of a "student success" initiative.

Repeal of Obama's higher education regulations won't be swift process for GOP

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Republicans swept to power after years of complaints about the Obama administration's crackdown on for-profit colleges. But only tentative steps to roll back regulations have followed, and two major rules could be headed for a drawn-out negotiation process.

Split verdict for Graham Spanier

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Former president of university found guilty of child endangerment. Leader of outside investigation questions whether institution has learned lessons from the scandal.

Mergers haven't been part of Pennsylvania public higher ed's past. Might the future be different?

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Politics, geography and history all prevent the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education from following Georgia's consolidation path.

Court finds Christian college engaged in illegal discrimination in firing pregnant, single instructor

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Federal court finds Christian college lacked the right to tell pregnant instructor to either marry the father of child she was carrying, stop living with him or lose her job.

Ideas for improving higher education's primary role in work force development

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Republican-dominated Washington wants more occupational job training as an alternative to college degrees. But higher education will remain the federal government’s primary job-training system, albeit one experts say could use a reboot.

Trump budget protected institutional aid for black colleges but not programs that help black college students

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Institutional aid was preserved in White House budget. But several programs facing significant cuts serve disproportionate numbers of minority students -- at HBCUs and elsewhere.

Debates on cultural appropriation in higher education

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Hampshire students accused of attacking Central Maine Community College students over braids in their hair. Conflict is latest over contested adoption of one culture's styles by another.

U of California strengthens faculty policies against sexual harassment and assault in light of scandals

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In wake of scandals, U of California strengthens faculty policies against sexual harassment and assault.

American Public U's new competency-based degrees do not rely on credit-hour standard

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Big for-profit American Public now offers competency-based undergraduate degrees that don’t rely on the credit-hour standard, but federal aid isn’t part of the mix, for now.

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