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Private colleges go west for students, don't find them yet

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Five private colleges go to Arizona seeking students. So far, most are disappointed. 

Amid union talks, boycotts raise questions over what athletes could decide

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Another football player boycott -- this time over the reinstatement of a head coach -- raises questions over what athletes will and should be able to decide if they end up unionizing.

Pace of hiring at counseling centers lags behind spike in student problems

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Counseling center directors report that budgets and hiring levels are on the rise -- but staff still struggle to keep pace with an influx of students with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.

Common Application releases consultant report on technical problems

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Consultant's report blames insufficient testing and a poor plan for frustrating problems experienced in the fall. Analysis also notes concerns about pricing policies that may have left colleges more vulnerable than they might have been.

Liberal arts college libraries mull establishing open access book publisher

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Library directors at liberal arts colleges see an opportunity for a new open access publisher, even though most faculty members say they are satisfied with the current state of academic publishing.

A Vermont liberal arts college is expecting things will get bad

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While dozens of liberal arts colleges are banking on plans to grow, a Vermont institution doesn't think that's realistic, and has developed a path to preserve itself by getting smaller.

 

Research shows professors work long hours and spend much of day in meetings

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New research finds professors spend considerable time in meetings and on administrative tasks, and much of their time alone.

Biden announces new consortium to promote apprenticeships as pathway to college degree

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The Obama administration unveils a new program aimed at making it easier for students to reap academic credit for completion of apprenticeships. 

Middlebury backs away from attempt to control rising prices

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Middlebury College gives itself a loophole in its plan linking tuition, room and board to inflation.

 

Online education provider 2U to disband Semester Online consortium

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The online education provider's for-credit, online course pooling consortium will disband by the end of the summer.

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