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Tufts adjuncts tout pay and job security gains in first union contract

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Adjuncts at Tufts say their first union contract, which includes significant pay and job security gains and a right to be interviewed for full-time positions, could be a model for new unions in negotiations elsewhere.

 

Higher ed trade group presidents make more than many college presidents

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Heads of higher education associations often make more than the presidents of the colleges they represent.

Wake Forest to drop traditional MBA program

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Wake Forest will eliminate its full-time program to focus on growing market of those who want to earn degree while still working full-time.

 

Report finds that academic fraud at U. of North Carolina lasted nearly 20 years

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More than 3,100 students participated in no-show courses at UNC Chapel Hill, and nearly half of them were athletes.

U.S. campuses are on edge over Ebola

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One college suspends new admissions for all of Africa while other institutions have disinvited speakers or quarantined students and faculty. 

New books warn of expanding notions of academic freedom and checks on free speech that are hurting higher education

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New books on academic freedom and free speech argue that the most serious threats to academic freedom and free speech are coming from within higher education.

With autonomy granted, 'rocky road' still ahead for five richest NCAA conferences

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As deadline to call for an unlikely vote to override NCAA governance shift approaches, many question whether the five wealthiest sports conferences' newfound authority will lead to any major changes.

Recent legal cases point to link between anti-adjunct bias and age bias

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Several legal challenges suggest a key challenge for long-term adjuncts seeking jobs on the tenure track is age discrimination.

Wesleyan University orders its fraternities to become coeducational

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Fraternities at Wesleyan University now have three years to become coeducational or they'll be kicked off campus.

Freshman deaths show risks of transitioning to college life

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At least eight freshmen at U.S. universities have died so far this year. How can colleges help alter the behaviors of students they're only just starting to know?

 

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