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U of Idaho's football program to depart Football Bowl Subdivision

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In a first for the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision, the University of Idaho's struggling team is abandoning college football's top level, a reset its president says is best for the institution.

'The Great Eight' set record for black doctorates at Indiana University

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Eight African-American women finish doctorates in education simultaneously this year at Indiana U. They created a "sister circle" for support.

White House launches $100 million program to expand free community college

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The Obama administration announces a new $100 million competitive grants program to stimulate the expansion of free community college programs and connect college graduates to in-demand jobs.

Education Department tells accreditors to focus more on troubled colleges and standards for student outcomes

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Obama administration continues to turn up pressure on accreditors, promising in new letter to measure the agencies against their peers and urging more focus on student achievement and troubled colleges.

Both houses of Tennessee Legislature vote to bar use of state funds for university diversity office

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Tennessee Legislature votes to cut all state funds for office that promotes diversity at state's flagship university, where students walked out of class to oppose the legislation.

Private donors and businesses are backing free community college campaigns

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Businesses, nonprofits and communities are turning to private dollars for help in establishing free community college programs.

Why UC Davis's campaign to manipulate search results backfired

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There’s a fine line between a marketing campaign and a cover-up. The attempt by UC Davis to get its pepper spray incident off the top of Google searches is a case in point.

Student protests this year broaden beyond issues of race

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Race is still a prominent issue in this semester's rallies and sit-ins, but students are also pushing issues related to campus employees, foreign policy, state laws on sexual orientation and more -- and linking the various topics.

U of Wisconsin student pulled from class, arrested for anti-racist graffiti

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U of Wisconsin police pull black student from class to arrest him for allegedly spray-painting anti-racist messages across campus, prompting criticism that university cares more about graffiti than bigotry.

Hillary Clinton's ties to for-profit education companies

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Hillary Clinton pledges to outdo the Obama administration in cracking down on for-profits. But will her ties to the industry, including the $16.5 million Bill Clinton earned working for Laureate Education, influence her approach?

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