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More presidential searches embrace personality assessments

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More and more colleges and universities are asking finalists in presidential searches to undergo personality assessments.

What happened to Texas A&M's plan to open a branch campus in Nazareth?

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Texas A&M announced two years ago that it would build a branch campus in Nazareth. Here's the story of what's happened since.

Clinton, Sanders united in call for more federal spending on higher ed, vary on college affordability approach

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Nearly all the Democratic presidential hopefuls are pitching new federal college affordability programs -- how do they differ?

Baylor U facing questions over handling of sexual assault involving football player

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Baylor's successful football program is in crisis over questions regarding the handling of a sexual assault case involving an athlete -- a controversy that could damage the university's reputation, too.

First batch of Tennessee Promise students kick off academic year

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Tennessee is enrolling far more community college students than had been expected in program that is model for Obama proposal.

Tuition discounting grows at private colleges and universities

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The rate at which private colleges discounted their tuition crept ever closer to 50 percent in 2014, drawing warnings about unsustainability.

As for-profit education sector faces financial woes and greater regulatory scrutiny, banks gain influence over colleges

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As proprietary colleges struggle, banks gain increasing influence over their fates and their dealings with the government.

In appeal to college supporters, political campaigns show lack of knowledge of university policy

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In their rush to recruit student volunteers, political campaigns may inadvertently ask faculty members to violate college and university policies.

Freshman orientations add material on affirmative consent

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As affirmative consent becomes law or policy at more colleges, institutions are using songs, skits, videos or online training to teach freshmen the concept.

What does it mean for college to be 'affordable'? Here's one answer.

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With policy proposals flying, Lumina Foundation aims to start a discussion about what's reasonable for a typical student and her family to pay for college. Let the debate begin.

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