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Digital badging spreads as more colleges use vendors to create alternative credentials

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More colleges are issuing digital badges to help their students display skills to employers or graduate programs, and colleges are tapping vendor platforms to create a verified form of the alternative credentials.

U New Mexico reopening investigation into professor's conduct after new reports of sexual harassment emerge.

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U New Mexico says it's reopening an investigation into a professor suspended over sexual harassment findings and who was about to return to his duties -- after new reports emerge about the professor's conduct.

Should a professor lose his job over refusing to put learning outcome on his course syllabus?

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College of Charleston professor says he's been forced out of a job for refusing to list learning outcomes to please an accreditor. He's suing and says academic freedom is being violated.

Leaders in both parties want colleges to have more skin in the game for student outcomes

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As bipartisan consensus emerges in Congress that colleges should share the burden of students who can't repay loans or find jobs, higher ed leaders consider how such a plan would work and whether it would discourage them from educating the disadvantaged.

Group seeks to block U of Texas from letting professors keep guns out of offices

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Group that pushed for concealed weapons on college campuses wants state to block rule that lets professors keep weapons out of their offices.

Months later, Oberlin suspends professor who made anti-Semitic remarks on Facebook

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Oberlin once again changes its stance toward Joy Karega, suspending the professor pending an investigation into her remarks on social media.

Coach's comments about player's social media posts spark debate on athlete speech

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A player's social media post about Donald Trump and a coach's advice to be "socially responsible" inspire a debate about athlete speech.

Yale will reconsider keeping John Calhoun's name on residential college

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Reversal follows criticism of decision three months ago to keep name of a residential college, seen by many as an honor for notorious racist and defender of slavery. University also will remove stained-glass windows.

UC conflict-of-interest rules raise questions

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U of California system will require top leaders to prove outside work benefits their institution -- a test not applied at most colleges. Is the policy too weak or too strong?

Federal appeals court revives Title IX suit by male student challenging sex assault finding

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Federal appeals court finds enough evidence of possible antimale bias to revive a lawsuit. Ruling could inspire more litigation.

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