5 Rutgers Football Players Arrested

Five Rutgers University football players were arrested Thursday and charged with robbery, burglary while armed, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, riot and aggravated assault. The charges stem from a series of incidents in April and May that included a home invasion, an armed robbery and what police called an "unprovoked attack" on a group of individuals, including a Rutgers student whose jaw was broken. The players have been suspended indefinitely from the team, the university announced.

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Cross Country Coach, 88, Alleges Age Discrimination

A former men's and women's cross country coach at Hunter College has filed an age discrimination complaint against the college, alleging that he was “relegated to being an office assistant” because the college thought he was too old to continue as coach. Edwin Zarowin, who is 88, told The New York Times that Hunter officials asked him to step down as coach and to become an “athletic archivist.” Zarowin declined the offer, saying, “If this is the only option open to me, you will -- in essence -- have fired me.” His lawyer filed a grievance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on July 10.

“We truly hoped that he would have accepted the position as sports archivist, a role that people would honor and appreciate, and continue to contribute to the Hunter community in a valued way,” the college said in a statement.

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Some say Virginia Commonwealth U's new student-professor relationship policy isn't tough enough

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Some say Virginia Commonwealth's student-faculty relationship policy reads more like an invitation than a prohibition.

More Harassment Allegations at Minnesota Athletic Department

An associate athletic director at the University of Minnesota has agreed to take leave from his position after the university hired outside lawyers to investigate five anonymous sexual harassment and discrimination complaints against him. One of the complaints alleges that Mike Ellis, the associate athletic director, had pornographic images of college-aged women on his cell phone that he shared with other staff members during a football game in 2012, according to the Star Tribune. After a senior staff member complained, that person was fired for "reorganization purposes," the complaint reads.

The investigation into Ellis comes less than a month after Minnesota's athletic director, Norwood Teague, resigned after two university employees filed sexual harassment complaints against him.

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Pacific 12 Conference promotes its teams, and U.S. college athletics model, in China

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Pac-12 is leading an effort to globalize U.S. intercollegiate sports, with a focus on China.

New presidents or provosts: Bastyr Chicago School Mines Motlow Nicholls North Hennepin Oxford Rutgers-Camden Shaw

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  • Tashni Dubroy, special assistant to the president for process optimization and chair of the department of natural sciences and mathematics at Shaw University, in North Carolina, has been promoted to president there.

Howard U Students Take Complaints to Twitter

Students at Howard University took to Twitter Wednesday in a campaign to draw attention to complaints about student services and facilities at the institution. Under the hashtag #TakeBackHU, students wrote about long lines and poor service in the financial aid office, a lack of air conditioning in many buildings, poor wireless service, and much more. Among the comments: “How do the professors expect us to come up with [$]300-400 for textbooks in 2 days and we can't even get financial aid …” and “Too many times will one office send you to a completely different department just to be sent back to the original one.” Many comments mix the students' frustrations with expressions of pride in the university and its role as a historically black university. Many alumni wrote that they made similar complaints years ago.

Wayne A. I. Frederick, the president, himself wrote on Twitter Wednesday evening: “My team & I are working diligently towards a comprehensive communication & resolve for your concerns. Your voices are heard and appreciated.”

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Sally Stroup to Leave For-Profit College Group

Sally Stroup will step down as executive vice president for government relations and legal counsel for the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU), which is the for-profit industry's primary trade group. A spokesman for APSCU confirmed the group was "working on an appropriate transition" for the position.

Stroup is a veteran of higher education policy, having served in the U.S. Department of Education during the George W. Bush administration. She also spent 14 years on Capitol Hill, including an influential stint for the U.S. House of Representatives' Education and Workforce Committee in the 1990s. Between those chapters in her career, she worked for the Apollo Group, which owns the University of Phoenix.

APSCU is facing many of the same challenges as the sector it represents. Most of the publicly held chains have left the association during the last year. The group last month announced a restructuring, including a name change and return to focusing on its career-school roots.

Iowa Professors Don't Want Nonacademic President

University of Iowa faculty members appear to be quite skeptical of Bruce Harreld, a businessman who made it to the finalist round of the school's presidential search. An American Association of University Professors survey released Wednesday found that just 3 percent of surveyed faculty found him qualified to be Iowa's next president.

At least 90 percent of surveyed faculty members believe the other finalists -- including Marvin Krislov, president of Oberlin College; Michael Bernstein, provost of Tulane University; and Joseph Steinmetz, provost at Ohio State University -- are equipped to be Iowa's president.

Harreld, a former IBM executive, visited campus on Tuesday. Iowa's Board of Regents is expected to make a final decision in the search on Thursday.

University of Rochester business school rolls back price

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U of Rochester, with an M.B.A. program that is respected but not at the top of the rankings, does a reality check on tuition.


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