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Campus police use of semiautomatic rifles increasingly common at colleges

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Northeastern University butts heads with local police over its decision to arm campus officers with semiautomatic rifles, but the practice is increasingly commonplace for college law enforcement agencies.

Supreme Court justices question lawyers on key affirmative action case

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At Supreme Court hearing on case that could alter college admissions, no big surprises but lots of contentious exchanges -- and anger over Scalia's comments.

 

Report outlines trustee frustrations over transparency and finances

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Board members at comprehensive universities are often frustrated by their own lack of knowledge or understanding about the institutions they're tasked with leading, a new report finds.

Furor over holiday party advice at U of Tennessee grows there and spreads

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U of Tennessee's advice on holiday parties sets off major political debate in the state, and criticism is spreading to other institutions. Some see a broader attack on diversity efforts.

With writing, study finds, quality of assignment and instruction -- not quantity -- matters

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New study suggests that when it comes to writing assignments and instruction, quality -- not quantity -- matters most.

Maryland and HBCU advocates at odds over how to remedy segregation in higher ed

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In Maryland, the state challenges view that new programs at historically black colleges will attract white students.

Study shows rise in graduation rates doesn't always benefit minorities

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Education Trust study finds as institutions' completion rates rise generally, minority students sometimes fall farther behind.

Lawmakers question public boards' openness and transparency

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Lawmakers in some states are seeking more openness and transparency from public university governing boards.

U of Chicago calls off classes due to threat of gun violence and other campus safety developments

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U of Chicago calls off classes due to report of planned gun violence; film students arrested in Los Angeles for causing panic with replicas of weapons. UPDATE: Arrest and new details on threat against Chicago.

Student activists want more black faculty members. But how realistic are some of their goals?

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Student protesters on a number of campuses want to see many more black faculty members. But how realistic are some of their goals?

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