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Arizona State emerges as backing fee-for-honors model, pointing to recent growth

Arizona State’s honors college fee, currently at $1,500 per year, has enabled explosive growth, leaders say. Critics worry about dissuading poor students from enrolling, but others say public institutions need new sources of revenue and ways to offer value to top students.

Online university picks pace over prestige on path to accreditation

Arkansas’s new public online university chooses national accreditor over its regional agency, raising questions about pace, prestige and the state of quality assurance.

Ohio State revokes Arizona professor's Ph.D., questioning her findings on video games

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U of Arizona professor's Ph.D. is revoked after her findings on violent video games are questioned. Some wonder if her mentor and co-author is also to blame.

New Koch-backed institute at U of Utah raises questions about academic freedom and whether it is designed to "rival" economics department

New Koch-backed institute at the University of Utah is raising questions about academic freedom and whether the center is designed to compete with Utah’s existing economics department.

In unusual collaboration, 16 Southern liberal arts colleges to share a law firm

In unusual collaboration, Associated Colleges of the South strikes agreement with national law firm to provide legal services to its member institutions.

$41.5M verdict for student who fell ill on school trip to China has implications for study abroad

Could finding in favor of a high school student infected by a tick-borne disease on a school trip to China have a chilling effect on other study abroad programs?

Renewed debate over whether graduate students should publish

Two vastly different disciplines consider whether there are too many journal articles these days, and whether graduate student publishing is part of the problem. Some see that analysis as shortsighted.

Study of top public universities finds limited faculty diversity, and yet signs of progress -- except for African-Americans in STEM

Study of top public universities finds limited faculty diversity, yet signs of progress -- except for African-Americans in STEM.

Public universities are on solid ground to cancel Richard Spencer events, legal experts say

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Experts say University of Florida and Texas A&M can point to security threats post-Charlottesville to justify blocking appearances.

Marygrove College to end undergraduate programs after fall semester

Facing budget shortfalls and enrollment declines, Marygrove College in Detroit makes an uncommon decision.

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