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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.

New UVA report brings Thomas Jefferson's racist past into the light

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The University of Virginia has long promoted ideas about Thomas Jefferson that glossed over his racist beliefs and ownership of slaves. New report by the university explores the more insidious side of his legacy.

New debate on 'regular and substantive' interaction between instructors and students

The Trump administration is considering an overhaul of a 26-year-old federal rule that is seen variably as a barrier to innovation and an important guardrail against substandard instruction.

AAUP opposes efforts in some states to get academics to pledge not to support BDS movement against Israel

AAUP opposes efforts in some states to get academics to disavow movement regarding Israel. Group also opposes recent government action against American pro-BDS scholar.

DeVos regulatory framework means less pressure on colleges, tougher standard for student borrowers

Plan to narrow student loan forgiveness and, reportedly, repeal gainful-employment rule would be a boon to poorly performing colleges -- especially for-profit institutions -- and hurt students, critics say.

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