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Author discusses new book on shifts in how foundations seek to shape public policy

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Author of new book on foundations describes how Gates has used venture philanthropy, measurable goals and a close relationship with the Obama administration to influence policy, and says Gates's approach may be shifting in promising ways.

Should an HBCU founded by black Civil War veterans shutter its history department, against the recommendation of a faculty committee?

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Should an HBCU founded by black Civil War veterans shutter its history department, against the recommendation of a faculty committee?

Business offices changing in many ways

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Different strategies take stage at the National Association of College and University Business Officers' annual meeting.

Three professors sue UT Austin over the right to ban guns from their classrooms

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With lawsuit seeking the right to keep guns out of their classrooms, three UT Austin professors try to reshape the debate over campus carry.

Temple U board announces plan to remove president just weeks after he removed provost

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Weeks after the president ousted the provost, the board says it will remove the president.

Margaret Spellings backs tuition experiment, accountability measures at UNC

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In a wide-ranging discussion, the new UNC system president said accountability measures can stop micromanagement.

Texas A&M Commerce president committed suicide

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Texas A&M Commerce originally tried to keep records about its leader's death private but has now opted to be open about the impact of depression. Many presidents say it's a tough issue to discuss.

Confusion surrounds student voting effort linked to White House

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A new initiative designed to challenge colleges to get students involved in the democratic process is questioned for perceived ties to the White House.

Lawsuit alleges gender discrimination in requiring same-sex physics lab partners

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Student sues U of Cincinnati after being told she can't have male partner in physics lab. Emails suggest multiple university officials defended the policy, but university now says it was not mandatory.

Clinton proposes tuition-free public higher education for families with incomes up to $125,000

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In bid to snag her Democratic opponent's supporters, presumptive nominee adapts previous college plan by embracing free public college tuition for those with incomes up to $125,000.

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