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When a major donor can't complete a pledge

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A medical school building keeps its name at Marian University in Indianapolis, even after the man it's named for can't fulfill a $48 million pledge.

Gunmen Attack Campus of American University of Afghanistan

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Thirteen people reported killed in attack by gunmen that came weeks after two foreign professors were kidnapped. Seven students among the dead, as is instructor who studied in U.S.

Bard College faces liquidity (and strategy) questions

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Bard College takes (another) ratings downgrade on liquidity concerns. Can leaders keep defying the conventional financial wisdom?

NLRB says graduate students at private universities may unionize

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Federal labor board overturns ruling that denied collective bargaining rights. On many campuses, grad students vow to organize. Many higher ed leaders and Republicans in Congress criticize ruling.

Research points to crucial role of dual-career programs for recruiting female academics

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Study: female academics more likely than male partners to turn down good academic jobs without a good opportunity for male partner -- even when a woman has more stature in academe than her partner does.

Study finds gains in faculty diversity, but not on the tenure track

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Colleges hire more minority and female professors, but most jobs filled are adjunct, not tenure track, study finds.

Washington & Jefferson balances new programs with old emphasis

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Washington & Jefferson dips its toe into graduate programs, but leaders of the traditionally undergraduate college admit it's a balancing act, and are moving more modestly than other colleges trying to diversify their offerings.

Victims, advocates worry about bias in campus hearings

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Possible bias during hearing processes continues to be a concern for students reporting campus sexual assault.

Feds unveil details of experiment with alternative providers and accreditors

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Education Department announces eight winning partnerships in experiment to open federal aid to alternative providers, with a possibly influential new way of assuring academic quality.

How can an increasingly popular academic review process seem more meaningful to faculty members?

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How can a process more and more administrations are embracing be supported by professors? Or are they right that the process is really about eliminating programs that aren't seen as rainmakers?

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