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Online learning fails to deliver, finds report aimed at discouraging politicians from deregulating

Fully online programs widen achievement gaps and often are unaffordable, says report seeking to discourage politicians from pulling back on federal policy protections.

Retired president's long-simmering lawsuit heads to trial

Lawsuit over whether retired president is owed hundreds of thousands of dollars per year plus perks -- including an apartment -- sheds light on the issue of executive compensation.

Printer closures, paper shortages lead to delays for university publishers

Printer closures and paper shortages create scheduling headaches for academic authors and staff at university presses.

Historians and language professors discuss advising at recent conferences

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Historians and language professors discuss strategies for improving advising and graduate education in general at recent annual meetings.

Purdue prepares online expansion with support from newly acquired for-profit

The Indiana university will expand online with support from the entity formerly known as for-profit Kaplan. Plans reflect debate over how two unlike institutions can (and should) combine strengths.

Harvard Business School finally puts its stamp on online learning

The school’s online learning platform will change its name to Harvard Business School Online, having proven itself worthy of the prestigious brand.

Author of recent academic hoax faces disciplinary action by Portland State

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Author of a recent academic scam faces disciplinary action by Portland State, for failing to alert his research review board before hoodwinking journal editors with outrageous articles. Many say he's guilty of bad form, but did he commit misconduct?

Ongoing shutdown means scrambled travel plans, collaboration for higher ed researchers

Prolonged shutdown delays funding timeline for federal research grants and disrupts travel plans for many scientists. But the worst for research institutions could be ahead.

Racist comments directed at a classics scholar at a disciplinary meeting floor classicists in the room, at the conference and online

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Racist comments directed at a scholar at a disciplinary meeting floor classicists in the room. Some see it as a major setback for a historically exclusionary field that is trying hard to change.

Trump administration wants flexibility for accreditors and to encourage alternative providers

The Education Department's proposals for upcoming negotiated rule-making process would narrow the responsibilities of accreditors and modify federal definitions for credit hour and distance education.

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