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University of Maine System considering umbrella accreditation for its 7 campuses

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U of Maine System wants to end campus-by-campus accreditation. Would local needs and faculty voice be lost?

New report says cluster hiring can lead to increased faculty diversity

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Hiring faculty around interdisciplinary themes appears to have a positive impact on diversity and scholarship, report finds.

A professor fails his entire class and his university intervenes

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Professor at Texas A&M at Galveston was so frustrated with students' performance that he told them he wouldn't pass anyone and that he was done with them. Administrators had other ideas.

How widespread are the issues facing fraternities?

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Greek life has been defended for years with claims that most problems are caused by just a few members. Can that argument survive?

AAUP: Full-time faculty salaries up 2.2 percent this year

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Faculty pay is up 2.2. percent, or 1.4 percent adjusted for inflation, new A.A.U.P. survey finds. Despite modest gains, association says professor pay can't be blamed for tuition hikes. Searchable database by institution available exclusively here.

Starbucks doubles its higher education program

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Coffee giant extends its tuition program so that it covers four full years. McDonald's provides details of its much smaller plan.

U.S. proposes easier default rate appeals for community colleges

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The Obama administration is eyeing a plan that would make it easier for community colleges to appeal high loan default rates because relatively few of their students take out loans.

New projects, laws help prison college programs gain steam

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Could support for providing prisoners access to college-level courses be growing more widespread? 

Presidents say they want more input in faculty hiring and tenure decisions

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Presidents overwhelmingly say they should have more input in faculty hiring and tenure decisions. But just how much say should they have? 

Private college in Iowa gives itself to the University of Iowa rather than be forced out of business

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Instead of fighting on and trying to stay alive, a college in Iowa is giving itself to the University of Iowa.

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