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University of Texas community rallies behind Austin president in dispute with politicians

UT-Austin president saw an outpouring of support after speculation that his governing board and state politicians wanted him gone.

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University of Pikeville seeks to join Kentucky public higher education system

U. of Pikeville will probably face political headwinds in push to become a public university in Kentucky.

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Bang for Their Bucks

New study suggests which state higher ed systems most effectively use their funds -- and which don't.

Can ACT Improve the Pipeline?

As more states consider the test as part of high school assessment programs, policy experts see results but urge caution.

If There's a Will

If departments want black science, math and engineering students to become faculty members, they should have mentors who want close relationships with them, according to a recent study from the University of California at Berkeley.

Keeping a Secret, Paying a Price

A dean of students faces prosecution for not telling police officers about rape accusations.

Free For All

With expanded federal funding for embryonic stem cell research off the table, institutions are finding their own way.

Heat Wave Heralds Climate Scientists

Record temperatures send the news media and the public in search of global warming answers.

State Spending Continues to Climb

Appropriations for higher education rose in virtually all states, with only New Jersey and Montana showing declines.

A U.S. News Effect on College Funding?

Academic paper finds that public universities included in the annual rankings saw an increase in state appropriations.

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