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Where will Sweet Briar's $85M endowment go?

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Now that it plans to close, Sweet Briar officials have to decide what to do with $85 million -- but laws and economic realities limit their choices.

Tulsa Community College's free-tuition program has paid off while inspiring others

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Tulsa Community College started offering free tuition eight years ago, helping to inspire Tennessee's program and, by extension, President Obama, while also boosting its degree production rates. 

U. Tennessee System backtracks on 'de-tenure' language

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U. of Tennessee walks back -- at least in terminology -- from a proposal to "de-tenure" faculty members as part of new business plan. But the policy idea may well remain alive.

UW-Madison chancellor comes under fire for comments about how she matches outside faculty offers

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UW-Madison chancellor comes under fire for recently admitting she matches outside faculty offers with course load reductions. Is there anything wrong with the practice?

Father Hesburgh, leader at Notre Dame and in American higher education, dies at 97

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Revered figure in American higher education led Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987.

Professor's reflections on his battle with depression touch many at recent disciplinary meeting

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A prominent professor uses a disciplinary meeting to discuss his struggles with depression -- and encourages others in academe to talk about mental health issues.

Student activists call for ‘debt strike’ against federal loans they incurred at the embattled Corinthian Colleges

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Student activists refuse to pay federal loans incurred at the embattled for-profit education company and call on the Department of Education for greater borrower relief. 

Bernie Sanders calls for two tuition-free years of all public colleges and universities

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Senator Sanders, the Vermont independent and possible 2016 presidential contender, calls on Congress to boost federal higher ed spending to allow states to slash public college tuition in half.

UNC board panel wants to shut down center on poverty led by faculty member who criticizes conservatives

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Professor who leads center on poverty repeatedly criticizes conservative leaders -- and board panel of allies of those he criticized moves to eliminate his research center.

New MLA analysis sheds light on the much-discussed humanities job market

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New MLA analysis sheds light on the much-bemoaned job market for humanities Ph.D.s.

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