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Senator McCaskill suggests 'removing' campus crime disclosure law

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At campus safety meeting, Sen. Claire McCaskill says she'd like to scrap the Clery Act, eliciting cheers from campus officers and criticism from some supporters of the campus security law.

Supreme Court takes case that could threaten financing of most faculty unions

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U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear case that could effectively make dues optional for professors at public colleges and universities.

As debate on Confederate flag emerges, institutions named after controversial figures also come into play

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At some colleges, students want to remove statues of Confederate heroes. But what happens when an entire institution is named for Jefferson Davis or John C. Calhoun?

Study examines bystander behavior in cyberbullying cases

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A study on bystander behavior and cyberbullying raises questions about student behavior in large online courses.

TIAA-CREF survey reveals adjuncts' concerns about having enough savings in retirement

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TIAA-CREF survey reveals adjunct faculty members' concerns about having enough savings to retire. Experts say the situation for most adjuncts is even more dire.

Florida's remedial law leads to decreasing pass rates in math and English

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More students at Florida's two-year colleges are failing college-level courses in the aftermath of a new state law that allows them to skip remediation.

Education Department says rating system will be consumer tool rather than comparison of colleges

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Federal accountability system won't compare colleges or assign scores, as Obama sought, but will instead be a data-rich, consumer-facing tool on access, affordability and performance.

Attendance monitoring programs common in college athletics

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Many colleges pay people to make sure athletes show up at each scheduled class. Critics say the programs drive another academic wedge between players and the rest of the student body.

What the case of Sweet Briar means for other colleges

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What will trustees and administrators at other small colleges learn from a reversal and four months of controversy?

Deal will save Sweet Briar College

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In a stunning reversal, board reaches agreement with alumnae who sued to keep the college open. Supporters of institution celebrate and begin dealing with challenges that led trustees to favor closure.

 

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