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Education Dept.'s inspector general calls for Western Governors to repay $713 million in federal aid

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Education Department’s inspector general labels Western Governors as a correspondence-course provider, seeks reimbursement of $713 million in aid and may broadly threaten competency-based education.

Two college football players die after games last weekend; another is paralyzed

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Two college football players died after games last Saturday, following three off-season deaths this year, while a Harvard football player suffered a neck injury and remains paralyzed.

Stony Brook professors worry budget is being balanced on backs of junior faculty, humanities programs

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Stony Brook professors worry their budget is being balanced on the backs of junior faculty colleagues and programs in the humanities, risking curricular breadth and institutional integrity.

Cal State Northridge faculty members say system is attacking ethnic studies

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California State University, Northridge, prided itself on an extra general-education requirement centering on comparative cultural studies, but the Cal State system wants uniformity across campuses.

Arizona State emerges as backing fee-for-honors model, pointing to recent growth

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Arizona State’s honors college fee, currently at $1,500 per year, has enabled explosive growth, leaders say. Critics worry about dissuading poor students from enrolling, but others say public institutions need new sources of revenue and ways to offer value to top students.

Online university picks pace over prestige on path to accreditation

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Arkansas’s new public online university chooses national accreditor over its regional agency, raising questions about pace, prestige and the state of quality assurance.

Ohio State revokes Arizona professor's Ph.D., questioning her findings on video games

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U of Arizona professor's Ph.D. is revoked after her findings on violent video games are questioned. Some wonder if her mentor and co-author is also to blame.

New Koch-backed institute at U of Utah raises questions about academic freedom and whether it is designed to "rival" economics department

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New Koch-backed institute at the University of Utah is raising questions about academic freedom and whether the center is designed to compete with Utah’s existing economics department.

In unusual collaboration, 16 Southern liberal arts colleges to share a law firm

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In unusual collaboration, Associated Colleges of the South strikes agreement with national law firm to provide legal services to its member institutions.

$41.5M verdict for student who fell ill on school trip to China has implications for study abroad

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Could finding in favor of a high school student infected by a tick-borne disease on a school trip to China have a chilling effect on other study abroad programs?

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