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Rhode Island governor tapped public college foundations to pay for state business

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Public college foundations raise money in part to offset tight state budgets. But Rhode Island's governor is tapping foundation money to pay for state business.

Mount St. Mary's reinstates professors it fired

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President of Mount St. Mary's in Maryland says he reinstated two professors he fired. Faculty asks president to quit. Many report fear for their jobs and uncertainty over liberal arts and Catholic heritage. Many students back president. Plus video satire.

Washington state community college leaders work to get ERP software rollout back on track

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An error-riddled software pilot in Washington State highlights the challenges colleges face when they replace systems that power virtually every process on campus.

More than 1,000 Turkish scholars are under criminal investigation for signing a petition

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Turkish scholars describe a growing intolerance for dissent.

Senator Ted Cruz’s views on higher education and scientific research

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The Texas Republican's record and views put him largely at odds with colleges and universities.

Study suggests faculty members are disproportionately likely to be gay

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A new analysis suggests that's the case, and that academic work -- at once solitary and social in nature -- makes it particularly attractive to those who are not straight.

Mount St. Mary's board blames faculty for furor over president's metaphor and plans

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Mount St. Mary's board defends president and blames small faculty group for controversy over his "inappropriate metaphor" and plans for freshmen. Emails obtained by Inside Higher Ed back original reports about president's goals.

State support for higher education rises 4.1 percent in 2016

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A new report shows a slow but steady increase in higher education funding as states recover from the recession.

Study traces characteristics of undergraduate education to key measures of success in life

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Study links certain traits of undergraduate education to success in life: meaningful interaction with professors, studying a variety of fields outside the major and having classroom talks that go to issues of ethics and life.

Private colleges found consortium to collaborate, negotiate with vendors

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Private colleges found a consortium to collectively negotiate with companies that develop enterprise resource planning software.

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