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Recent scandals show leaders failing to navigate acceptable behavior standards against changing mores

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Whether it’s a phone call to an escort service, explosive allegations of dangerous drug binges or questions about turning a blind eye to a problematic situation, recent higher ed scandals lay bare the murky moral waters leaders must navigate.

Order on transgender troops could shake up service academies

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Military academies have had transgender students, but impact of president's shift is unknown.

Black women graduate students enroll in higher numbers at for-profits

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Consumer advocates are concerned by the relatively large proportion of black women graduate students who attend for-profits.

Article sparks new round of criticism of costs associated with academic conferences

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Article sparks new round of criticism of the costs associated with academic conferences.

Study finds large share of cases involving faculty harassment of graduate students are serious

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New study of harassment of graduate students by faculty members suggests that the problem is worse -- both in level of offense and prevalence of repeat offenders -- than many believe.

Harvard faculty committee recommends Greek, other clubs be eliminated

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A Harvard panel of faculty members and administrators wants to eliminate Greek life and other exclusive groups.

Delay by DeVos means reprieve for poor-performing programs

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Seizing on a narrow court order affecting cosmetology programs, education secretary delayed key provisions of gainful-employment regulations. But the suspended provisions will affect a broad range of vocational programs with questionable outcomes.

One-third of colleges opt into new student aid program for private institutions in New York State

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Private colleges in New York State criticized Governor Cuomo’s plan to give some of their students much more aid in return for limits on tuition increases and more money from institutions. But 30 are still opting in.

Frustrated with Washington, scientists and academics jump into electoral politics

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Professors and others with science backgrounds are running for Congress, trying to reverse Trump and Republican leaders’ policies.

University of Louisville pursues different strategies for different scandals

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U of Louisville didn’t try to defend itself over harsh criticisms of its foundation. But when NCAA faulted powerful coach for failing to prevent a prostitution scandal, it was another matter.

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