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Political pressure builds for a new accreditation and aid pathway for upstart providers

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Senate Republicans echo the Obama administration by proposing alternative pathways to accreditation and, possibly, federal aid for noninstitutional providers like Udacity, General Assembly and edX.

Can college bans on hard liquor be effective?

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When colleges ban hard liquor, even for students over 21, does drinking behavior change? Or is it just forced off campus?

Starbucks doubles its higher education program

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Coffee giant extends its tuition program so that it covers four full years. McDonald's provides details of its much smaller plan.

Old Dominion U.'s new shipbuilding apprenticeships come with a bachelor's degree

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New shipbuilding apprenticeship at Old Dominion University may be first of its kind to include a bachelor's degree, paid for by the shipyard, which also kicks in at least $225,000 during each apprentice's course.

Education Department names the remaining colleges on monitoring list for ‘severe’ audit findings

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The remaining colleges -- most of which have been singled out for scrutiny over "severe" audit findings -- are mostly for-profit colleges and beauty schools. 

Matthew McConaughey's pricey commencement speaker fee 'not out of the norm'

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News of what the University of Houston will pay the actor Matthew McConaughey renews the debate about the expense of celebrities at graduation.

Harvard U., Massachusetts Institute of Technology release updated MOOC research

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An updated study of massive open online courses from Harvard U. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds diverse learner populations and interests -- and the need for more research.

Union fights Massachusetts state colleges' challenge to cap on part-time faculty

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Massachusetts faculty union fights to enforce a contract cap on part-time faculty, while other adjunct advocates see little value in such efforts.

Some college leaders are responding quickly to racist and sexist incidents

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College leaders have gotten speedier and more severe in taking action against students linked to racist incidents. Critics fear due process is being eroded.

University Senate report calls on Rutgers athletics to become self-sustaining

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After years of having one of the most highly subsidized athletics departments, a universitywide panel at Rutgers pushes reforms that would end contributions from student fees and the university.

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