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Community college that serves Ferguson, Mo., has high aspirations -- but low graduation rates

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The community college that serves students not unlike Michael Brown is a local hub important enough that Attorney General Holder made the campus his first stop. Local students see the college as a way out.

Boycott battles continue in U.S. academe

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Both advocates and opponents of the boycott of Israeli universities are gearing up for a busy academic year on that front.

Forty years after first female cadets, service academies still exempt from Title IX

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Congress gave the service academies a pass before they enrolled women. 35 years -- and numerous reports about sexual assault later -- why is exemption still there?

Research documents shift in relationship between college education and religious affiliation

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Research finds that, starting with those born in the 1970s, people with college degrees are more likely than others to have religious identification.

Princeton panel urges changes in grading rules; Wellesley scholars warn of impact of strict rules on grade inflation

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Princeton faculty panel urges end to limit on A-range grades. Wellesley professors publish journal article on unintended negative consequences of strict rules to combat grade inflation.

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.

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