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Teacher suspended for withdrawing college recommendation letter for student who displayed swastika

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If a high school senior displays a swastika at his school, should colleges be told? A teacher is being punished for doing just that.

Lehigh president moves quickly on growth plans

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As many Northeastern colleges fear enrollment declines, Lehigh University charts ambitious growth plan including 1,000 additional undergraduates, 100 more faculty members and a new college of health.

Draft executive order would call for banning entry of individuals from some countries

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A draft of an executive order President Trump is reportedly considering would immediately impose a 30-day ban on entry of individuals from certain Muslim-majority countries, reform the visa process and suspend refugee admissions.

Rhode Island governor proposes two free years of public higher education

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Rhode Island governor proposes plan for the state's community college, and for junior and senior years at Rhode Island College and University of Rhode Island.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund defends accepting Koch money

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Large grant to organization of black colleges reignites debate about taking funds from leading foe of government spending, on which the colleges and many students depend.

Diversity groups urge no vote on Sessions, citing record on protection of minority rights

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Diversity groups question Jeff Sessions’s record -- and some point to comments on race by Betsy DeVos. Senator is questioned on his views on undocumented students and shares laugh with colleague about objections from law professors.

Research documents life impact of attending a liberal arts college

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Study finds positive impact on graduates’ life experiences, including leadership, civic-mindedness … and financial success.

New York's tuition-free plan sparks debate

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New York's governor wants to make public higher education free for most students, setting off new debate on the concept.

Effort launches to boost low-income enrollment at top colleges

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A group of 30 top colleges and universities wants to enroll more low-income students, but critics question whether the focus should be elsewhere.

High school graduates to drop in number and be increasingly diverse

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High school graduates are projected to come from increasingly diverse backgrounds, even as overall levels plateau -- posing a challenge for colleges and universities.

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