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Little appetite for rollback of Obama guidelines on campus sexual assault

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Universities and advocates instead hope the regulation-averse Trump administration releases new language clarifying existing guidelines. Education Department says it is weighing numerous proposals before shifting federal policy.

University presidents can't always be quick to apologize, recent cases show

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University presidents often seem to struggle to issue apologies in controversial cases, but some say they tend to have reason to be cautious.

Qatar Foundation leader discusses Education City and the blockade's impact

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Interview with leader from Qatar about the small country’s Education City, which has six U.S. university partners, and how it is coping with a blockade by five Arab nations.

New data point to white working class skepticism of the value of college

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Survey of voting bloc that favored Trump finds skepticism about value of higher education.

Recent scandals show leaders failing to navigate acceptable behavior standards against changing mores

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Whether it’s a phone call to an escort service, explosive allegations of dangerous drug binges or questions about turning a blind eye to a problematic situation, recent higher ed scandals lay bare the murky moral waters leaders must navigate.

MIT supports a custodian who has been detained and faces deportation

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MIT rallies around a custodian who has been detained by immigration authorities and faces possible deportation.

Media circus surrounding 'mattress girl' case changed conversation on sexual assault

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Case of alleged rape at Columbia first yielded much sympathy for the accuser and her unusual protest, but ends with the university apologizing to the accused. The case has had a lasting impact on the discussion of sexual assault on campus.

New study attempts to show how much state funding cuts push up tuition

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For every $1,000 cut from per-student state and local appropriations, the average student can be expected to pay $257 more per year in tuition and fees -- and the rate is rising.

Bethune-Cookman confronts questions about its future in wake of financial and governance issues

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Bethune-Cookman, a historically black university with a proud history, copes with impact of borrowing against its endowment, fighting in court with its alumni, affiliating with a for-profit law school and inviting Betsy DeVos to speak at commencement.

Ted Mitchell will be the American Council on Education's next president

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Ted Mitchell brings a wide-ranging background to the American Council on Education, including work on reforms the higher education lobby group has opposed.

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