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One liberal arts college loses money after its state adopts a performance funding model

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It's one liberal arts college's first encounter with a performance funding model, and so far it isn't faring so well.

 

Accounts of Confucius Institute-ordered censorship at Chinese studies conference

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European Association for Chinese Studies reports that conference materials were confiscated and censored after chief executive of Confucius Institute Headquarters, a conference sponsor, objected to contents.

U. of Mississippi tries new approach to its history with race -- and faces criticism

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U. of Mississippi considers implications of its 'Ole Miss' name, its racial history and what steps will promote inclusiveness.

Adjunct union drive hits speedbumps in Twin Cities

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SEIU's drive to organize adjuncts seemed to be picking up steam. Why has it faltered in the Twin Cities?

California State U. System nixes online degree arm for shared services model

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The California State U. System scales back plans to enroll a quarter of a million students through a centralized online portal -- a goal that failed to attract interest across its 23 campuses and that many professors questioned.

McCaskill says her survey shows colleges 'falling short' on dealing with sex assaults

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In releasing the results of her much-anticipated campus sexual assault survey, Senator Claire McCaskill says that colleges are "falling short" on dealing with the problem -- particularly when it comes to athletes. 

Washington and Lee moves Confederate flags, apologizes for having owned slaves

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Washington and Lee U., named in part for a hero of the Confederacy, apologizes for having owned slaves and moves Confederate flags from near statue of Lee.

Wilberforce University, the country's oldest private historically black institution, could lose accreditation

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After more than a decade of decline and alleged financial mismanagement, the country's oldest private historically black university risks losing its accreditation, which could be fatal.

 

Eastern Mennonite U. opts not to lift ban on hiring gay faculty

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Pressure grows at Mennonite institutions to end ban on hiring non-straight professors. Eastern Mennonite U., which many hoped was about to shift, declines to do so. But it leaves in place suspension of policy.

 

Pro-Palestinian student activism heats up, causing campus tensions

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Pro-Palestinian student activism reaches unprecedented levels, leading to debates about the cause and the tactics.

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