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Georgia Institute of Technology to award credit through massive open online course in computer science

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Georgia Tech, having enrolled thousands of students in its well-regarded online master's degree program in computer science, expands its experiments with low-cost online education for undergraduates.

NYU professor who used anonymous Twitter account to criticize the university, trigger warnings and safe spaces is on paid leave

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An NYU professor who used an anonymous Twitter account to criticize the university, trigger warnings, safe spaces and the ‘academic left’ is on paid leave days after his identity was revealed. What happened?

Initial audit finds flaws in some law school employment reporting practices

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A random review finds five of 10 institutions fell short on backing up claims about graduates' job placement success.

New analysis shows gaps between humanities Ph.D.s and others with doctorates

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New analysis points to workplace gaps in nonacademic employment and salaries of those who earn doctorates in humanities vs. those in other fields. Gender gaps apparent as well.

Education Dept. releases final version of defense to repayment loan rules

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Education Department releases regulations to protect student borrowers against fraudulent and abusive institutions. Although rules are aimed at for-profit colleges, critics say they could have repercussions for all colleges.

For-profits favor Republicans with campaign money but donations are down

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Campaign contributions from for-profit colleges continue to tilt heavily to Republicans. But the struggling sector's political giving is down since peaking in 2012.

Working paper explores effect of online education growth on higher ed market

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Paper finds growth of fully online degree programs led to increased spending and falling enrollments at some place-based colleges, but had little impact on tuition rates.

Book explores uses and abuses of data to measure science at the institutional and faculty levels

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Book offers critique of uses of big data to measure the output of professors and institutions, arguing that technique is equivalent to “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”

Federal regulators: university subsidies for grad student health insurance can remain

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Federal regulators indefinitely stay IRS enforcement ruling that subsidized health insurance plans for graduate students violated provisions of Affordable Care Act.

Surveys of graduate students reveal campus climate issues at Yale, Michigan

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At a time when graduate schools are under pressure to produce more minority Ph.D.s, surveys at Yale and Michigan show the challenges facing nonwhite doctoral students.

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