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Private colleges set to share courses online to help students graduate faster

Private colleges team up online to fill available courses and help students more quickly fulfill degree requirements. The initiative opens the way for more digital collaboration but poses challenges.

Engagement survey finds students feel prepared for their plans after graduation

Annual survey of student engagement finds that students feel confident in their postgraduation plans. Other recent reports have suggested otherwise.

Pitzer faculty vote to suspend study abroad program in Israel

Pitzer professors seek to suspend the college's program at University of Haifa as study abroad becomes target for supporters of Israel boycott.

Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan changing internship recruiting timeline for college sophomores

Two major banks decide to no longer offer internships to sophomores for their junior year, a change that institutions say alleviates students' anxiety around entering the field quickly.

Coming to a shopping mall near you: Georgia Tech?

Georgia Tech moves forward with plans to create storefronts for its online education programs, joining a growing number of institutions offering hybrid online learning experiences.  

Columbia says it's open to collective bargaining with its graduate student union -- with some caveats

In reversal, Columbia says it's open to collective bargaining with its graduate student union -- with some caveats. Brown U graduate students vote to unionize.

DeVos sexual misconduct rule criticized by survivor advocates

DeVos says proposed campus sexual misconduct rule will restore fairness. But survivor advocates warn it will reduce the responsibility of colleges to maintain a safe environment.

Faculty at Kean U China campus won't be Kean employees for much longer

Faculty at Kean University's campus in China, currently employed by Kean, will soon be employed by the Chinese campus. Kean says it is retaining control over academics, but the faculty union says the change raises academic freedom concerns.

UNC Chapel Hill students targeted by white nationalist figure online

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Chapel Hill students are being harassed by a white nationalist online commentator with ties to the alleged Pittsburgh synagogue shooter.

Micromasters and specialization programs draw mature students eager to improve career prospects

Most students enrolled in nondegree online programs already have degrees, and a minority actually want a credential, new data show.

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