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Google memo reflects familiar bias for women in STEM

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Leaked Google memo, described as an “anti-diversity screed,” reminds many women in STEM fields of the challenges that remain not just in industry, but in academe.

Marygrove College to end undergraduate programs after fall semester

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Facing budget shortfalls and enrollment declines, Marygrove College in Detroit makes an uncommon decision.

Harvard teams with corporate partner to offer online business analytics program

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Three schools at the oldest university in the United States team up with 2U to start an online program in an emergent field.

Unusual approach to tuition assistance for McDonald's employees

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McDonald’s brings a flexible approach and free career and college advising to its tuition assistance program, which is aimed in part at keeping employees on the job longer.

Little appetite for rollback of Obama guidelines on campus sexual assault

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Universities and advocates instead hope the regulation-averse Trump administration releases new language clarifying existing guidelines. Education Department says it is weighing numerous proposals before shifting federal policy.

Panelists take on the hot topic of tuition resets

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Deep cuts in tuition rates are a hot topic for private college administrators worried that their high sticker prices are scaring away students, but experts warn against gimmicky strategies.

Experts consider where colleges could face the most scrutiny over affirmative action

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U of Texas prevailed in affirmative action case in large part because of its research. Will other colleges be able to match that analysis? And will legal and political battles change if focus is on rejected Asian-American applicants?

Research suggests that students may make more academic progress by focusing on task-oriented goals than on grades

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Setting goals can help students do better academically, and shorter-term, tangible goals are most effective, paper finds.

New data point to white working class skepticism of the value of college

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Survey of voting bloc that favored Trump finds skepticism about value of higher education.

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.

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