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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.

Consultants' advice, including to limit courses with high failure rates, perturbs professors at Illinois State

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Advice from consultant, including that to limit courses with high failure rates, is unwelcome to Illinois State professors. But the university and the consultant say their focus is student success, not student smooth sailing.

Oberlin College to grant credit to high school students through online research project program

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High school students will soon be able to earn college credit from Oberlin College for instruction neither delivered by the institution nor taught by its faculty members.

Kentucky's University Senate opposes terms of $10M deal for free enterprise center

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University of Kentucky senate opposes terms of proposed $10 million deal with Koch and Papa John's CEO to establish center for the study of free enterprise -- funds for which could be revoked at any time.

Growth of Illinois's MOOC-powered M.B.A. degree exceeds university's expectations

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The University of Illinois's iMBA program offers encouraging news about the viability of graduate degrees built on MOOCs.

College admission counselors raise concerns over packaging of PLUS loans to students' parents

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Admissions counselors raise concerns over some colleges packaging PLUS loans in financial aid award letters, possibly misleading families about cost of attendance.

As Supreme Court declines to hear O'Bannon case, focus turns to other antitrust lawsuits against NCAA

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The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the O’Bannon case protects college sports’ amateurism model for now, but earlier ruling that the association violates antitrust laws leaves the model vulnerable.

State-funded student aid rises

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Grant aid grew by 5.7 percent and nongrant aid grew by more than 7 percent in 2014-15 fiscal year.

More colleges drop application fees for low-income students

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City U of New York, Bowdoin and Trinity of Connecticut all move this month to drop the charges for low-income applicants.

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