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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.

How St. Olaf scrubbed from a building the name of a revered professor accused of sexual misconduct

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How St. Olaf decided to scrub the name of a revered late professor recently accused of sexual misconduct from his namesake building.

How a controversial speaker drew protests but was able to give his talk at Franklin & Marshall

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On the same day Charles Murray was shouted down at Middlebury, Franklin & Marshall hosted a speaker opposed by some Muslim students and others. They protested, but didn't disrupt. And he spoke.

While some in academe raise concerns about march, major science groups sign on

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Effort gains backers and appears to build momentum, but some scientists worry that political fallout may not be what organizers want.

Middlebury president vows 'accountability' for those who disrupted lecture and attacked professor

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College will investigate those who engaged in "acts of disruption and violence."

Middlebury engages in soul-searching after speech is shouted down and professor is attacked

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New details on shouting down of a speaker add to the soul-searching: professor was attacked after event; nonstudents were among those involved; president vows to promote value of free expression.

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