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Better Data, Better Rates -- New study suggests that if colleges understand the demographics of their students, more might graduate.  

Ending Aid for the 'Average'  -- LSU ends a major scholarship program for alumni children -- deciding it can no longer afford to favor a group based on birth instead of need or ability.
Operation Graduation -- Student veterans, when given support services at their colleges, earn better grades and show higher retention than their peers, a study finds.
Educated Illegal Immigrants Bring Fiscal Gain -- The small subsidies that Texas and other states give to undocumented students to attend public colleges more than pay off for the public, writes Ronald Trowbridge.
Veterans Day 2011 -- Wick Sloane expands his annual survey of the enrollment of ex-military service members at elite colleges. A few pleasant surprises aside, the numbers aren't pretty.
How to Reform Testing -- Robert J. Sternberg considers why efforts to improve admissions tests stall or result in only cosmetic changes, and suggests strategies to promote meaningful changes.

Another Koch Grant Questioned -- Whitman professors find it inappropriate that the foundation, following a grant for a lecture, requested students' e-mail addresses.

Smart Management -- Dominican faculty leaders praise a decentralized approach to administration.

Foreign-Born, and Productive  -- Does job satisfaction play a role in productivity of faculty members? Not if those faculty members are foreign-born with undergraduate degrees from abroad, a study says.
Reinventing the Wheel -- As political scientists debate whether their field knows how to diversify and to study those lacking power, Wheelock tries a different approach to the discipline.
A Challenge to Enrollment Managers -- Admissions group invites a critic to address its members, who get an earful about policies that disadvantage low-income students. But campus leaders earn more blame.
Open Letter to Anonymous -- Four women involved in providing services for women on campuses respond to a recent essay criticizing the Education Department's guidance on responding to reports of sexual assaults.

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