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Two GOP senators withhold full endorsement of education secretary nominee

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In committee vote on nomination of Betsy DeVos for education secretary, two Republican senators withhold full endorsement of the Michigan school choice activist, signaling possible trouble for her on the Senate floor.

Macalester president explains sharply worded statement on immigration order

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Macalester president issues some of the harshest words yet from a higher ed leader on Donald Trump's immigration ban.

Higher education leaders denounce Trump's travel ban

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The Trump administration’s entry ban triggered wide condemnation from colleges, associations, faculty groups and others in higher education.

Academics consider how to rebuild public trust in higher education

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Educators deliberate how to promote liberal education and push back on attacks on academe -- in part by being more open about areas in which higher education has been weak.

New coalition brings colleges and aviation employers together to solve national hiring shortage

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New nonprofit is intermediary between aviation employers and partner colleges, with tailored academic programs that could send graduates across state lines for well-paying jobs.

Accreditor examines Alabama's public university governance

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The governor’s heavy involvement in public college and university boards gives Southern quality-assurance agency pause.

Research on midcareer professors makes case for support after tenure

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Research to be presented at AAC&U makes case for supporting these faculty members and pushes back against notions that posttenure professors suffer from “malaise.”

Study suggests grading leniency is result rather than cause of low grading reliability

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Study finds variation in the way students are evaluated -- and tougher grades appear to be closer to what they should be. But not necessary due to grade inflation alone.

Rich students flock to elite colleges, study finds, but graduating college levels playing field

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Access to certain colleges has a lot to do with income, new study finds, but graduating college levels the playing field for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds.

Decision on Morehouse president sparks debate

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Students protest process and experts decry high turnover at HBCUs as trustees decide not to renew contract of president.

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