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U.S. weighs whether to relieve loan debt of for-profit college's student borrowers

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Congressional Democrats and consumer groups are pushing the Obama administration to use a little-known provision of federal law to relieve the federal loan debt of some Corinthian borrowers. 

Sweet Briar College will shut down

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UPDATE: Some see a courageous decision by a board that searched hard for alternatives. Others are dubious. Many wonder which other colleges are vulnerable.

UCLA student government questions judicial board nominee for being Jewish

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UCLA student government panel, interviewing candidate for judicial post, initially rejected her for being Jewish and involved in Jewish groups.

Purdue employees protest plan to cut employee leave time

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Purdue told employees that days off for vacation, sick leave and other reasons would be combined in a streamlined program. Then employees did the math.

How institutions handle drug violations varies greatly

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Recent arrests at Wesleyan following Molly overdoses raise questions of why drug arrests are so rare at small private colleges -- but common elsewhere.

Senator McCaskill and others renew push on campus sex assault, make changes to bill

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Renewing their push to combat campus sexual assault, a bipartisan group of 10 senators outlined modest revisions to their legislation aimed at holding colleges more accountable.

Accelerated associate degree track at CUNY pays off and earns fans

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CUNY's accelerated degree program for community college students doubles graduation rates and is cost-effective, a study finds. And the model may be exported to three Ohio colleges.

Adjuncts deem National Walkout Day a success

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Large-scale walkouts were few during National Adjunct Walkout Day, but dozens of campuses saw protests. Organizers say events brought new attention to poor wages and working conditions for those off the tenure track.

Four Wesleyan students arrested in investigation of drug hospitalizations

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Charges follow hospitalizations of 12 after use of club drug Molly. University immediately suspends those who were arrested.

Alexander says Congress will pass Higher Ed Act this year, backs plan to cut regulations on colleges

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As colleges press their case for reducing federal requirements, a top Republican says he's committed to finishing a rewrite of the Higher Education Act this year.

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