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Evergreen State College's unusual take on assessment

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Evergreen State College's lone graduation requirement is surprisingly simple -- and surprisingly complex.

Merger talks between Montreat College and Point University suddenly collapse

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A deal to merge two Christian colleges in the South collapsed. It's not entirely clear why Montreat College and Point University weren't meant for each other, but many at Montreat agree it's a good thing.

Some colleges consider changes in adjunct caps in wake of IRS guidance

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While some colleges are studying the possibility of restoring adjuncts' sections in the wake of guidance from the IRS, they aren't moving yet.

After deep cuts, can Iowa Wesleyan rebound?

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Iowa Wesleyan eliminates 22 of its 52 professors and half of its academic programs. The president thinks it is now ready to grow. Can it?

U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty watch strike at Chicago campus closely

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Faculty at the U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are divided over a unionization drive, and watching stalled negotiations at university's Chicago campus.

Tying college presidents' wages to the salaries of cooks and janitors

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Activists at St. Mary's College of Maryland and Brandeis University have asked presidents to tie their wages to staff salaries.

Youngstown State U. president gets poached, headhunters tangle over rules of engagement

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Should presidents be job-hunting after seven months in office? Should a search firm recruit someone who would walk away at that time?

Unusual presidential candor at U.Va. sexual misconduct conference

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Presidents whose campuses have been shaken by sexual misconduct speak about the issue with unusual candor at a University of Virginia "dialogue."

IRS guidance on health care law clarifies formula for counting adjunct hours

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Final IRS rules on employers' responsibility for health insurance requires colleges to credit adjuncts with 2.25 hours of work for each hour they teach; rules don't exempt student employees.

Brandeis changes compensation policies after $5 million payout to ex-president

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As Brandeis announces a jaw-dropping payout to its former president, the university also says it has changed compensation rules in ways that might prevent a future payment of that size.

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