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Is the N-word simply to be avoided, or is Emory wrong to suspend a law professor who used it?

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Emory is investigating a law professor who used the slur in a torts class about a case involving the word "Negro."

Philosophers object to a journal's publication 'TERF,' in reference to some feminists. Is it really a slur?

Philosophers object to a journal's publication of a term referring to radical feminists who don't necessarily count trans women among their ranks. Is it a slur?

Meet the new kid on campus: Alexa

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As more universities give students voice-controlled Alexa devices, observers and critics ask why.

Goucher College says it's eliminating liberal arts programs such as math, physics and religion, in attempt to keep costs down

College says it's eliminating programs such as math, physics and religion, in attempt to keep costs down.

Accreditors pressured to apply more scrutiny as for-profits look to change tax status

The role of college oversight bodies is in the spotlight as more large for-profit institutions look to reclassify as nonprofits.

Suspension of St. Lawrence graduate certification programs leaves some asking why

As many liberal arts colleges are urged to add graduate programs, St. Lawrence pulls back.

Coaching pressures likely led to 'toxic' environment in football at U of Maryland

Experts say pressure to succeed in big-time football is behind reports of thrown weights, repeated verbal abuse and more at Maryland. Did it take a student's death to capture attention?

Dropping gainful employment means for-profits keep billions in student aid

Education Department's decision to drop gainful-employment rule will mean lowest-performing programs keep $5.3 billion over next decade.

Kushner team convened higher ed meeting at White House focused on accreditation

Office led by President Trump's son-in-law holds a series of meetings on higher education policy, signaling high-level attention from the administration.

New NCAA rules allow men's basketball players to have agents, return to college if undrafted

The NCAA plans new rules for the sport it says will minimize corruption -- among them, allowing agents the association certifies to represent college players.

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