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Australian university abandons research center over ties to climate change critic

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Australian university's decision to forgo federal funding for policy center over opposition to a researcher's views on climate change prompts concern about state of academic freedom and exchange of ideas.

SEC charges ITT with fraud over student loan programs

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SEC charges ITT and top two executives with fraud, alleging they misled investors about huge losses in lending programs. Embattled company asks regulators not to run with fraud allegations until the court rules on them.

States and colleges increasingly seek to alter remedial classes

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Minnesota becomes the latest state to examine remedial education reform in an effort to lower college costs and retain students.

History and anthropology departments at Sacramento State U square off over new gen ed course

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Historians at Sacramento State are furious that an anthropology course has been deemed to meet a state requirement for study of American history.

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.

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