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Sweet Briar College will shut down

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UPDATE: Some see a courageous decision by a board that searched hard for alternatives. Others are dubious. Many wonder which other colleges are vulnerable.

Bernie Sanders calls for two tuition-free years of all public colleges and universities

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Senator Sanders, the Vermont independent and possible 2016 presidential contender, calls on Congress to boost federal higher ed spending to allow states to slash public college tuition in half.

UMass will not admit Iranian students to certain science and engineering programs

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New policy at UMass barring Iranians from some science and engineering programs raises concerns and questions about universities responsibilities' under U.S. sanctions.

Investigation finds UT-Austin president influenced admissions decisions

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An investigation of the University of Texas at Austin finds the president likely swayed admissions decisions to aid well-connected applicants. Everybody does it, President Bill Powers said.

As policy makers push FAFSA simplification, colleges and states worry about lost data

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How many questions are really needed? And how many just confuse?

The law school transfer market heats up, getting some deans hot under the collar

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Some law schools are going after large numbers of transfer students, seeking out new revenue and students with LSAT scores that won't count in the rankings game.

What Obama’s immigration executive actions mean for higher education

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President expands his temporary protected status for "Dreamers" and seeks to expand temporary work authorization program for international graduates of American universities. 

UC administrators and California governor clash over tuition hikes

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System leaders want to increase tuition rates, but a popular governor is pushing instead for more emphasis on online and competency-based education, and three-year degrees.

Are selective colleges with big-time sports at greater risk for compromising academics?

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At academically competitive institutions with big-time college sports, a large gap exists between athletes and the average student -- leaving plenty of room for colleges to compromise their academic mission.

Foreign grad population is increasing from India, but not China

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New graduate enrollments from outside the U.S. are up, thanks in large part to a big increase from India. But Chinese numbers show a small drop.

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