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New book reveals how elite Ph.D. admissions committees review candidates

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What goes on behind closed doors when professors decide who should get chance to earn a Ph.D.? Author of new book was allowed to watch. She saw elitism, a heavy focus on the GRE and some troubling conversations.

Should the president be held responsible for scandals at the University of Louisville?

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A series of scandals in Louisville ask the question: At what point is a university president culpable?

Top Education Dept. official who worked on college ratings reflects on tenure

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A chief architect of the Obama administration’s College Scorecard and its recent executive actions on accreditation reflects on her tenure at the Education Department.

Senators strike deal to revive expired Perkins Loan Program, with changes

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Bipartisan agreement would renew the expired loan program for two years -- but with some new eligibility restrictions that concern colleges.

Non-tenure-track faculty advocates oppose proposed changes to NEASC standards

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New England accreditor says it's trying to update its standards, but many adjunct activists fear changes would undercut efforts to protect those off the tenure track.

Report outlines trustee frustrations over transparency and finances

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Board members at comprehensive universities are often frustrated by their own lack of knowledge or understanding about the institutions they're tasked with leading, a new report finds.

Academic at center of Yale controversy over Halloween costumes won't teach there again

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Woman who sent controversial email about Halloween costumes -- and faced uproar over it -- decides to stop teaching at Yale University.

Disputes over a textbook's characterization of Japan's wartime actions continue

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Japanese and American professors clash over a textbook's depiction of the Japanese government's involvement in a system of sexual slavery during World War II.

Furor over holiday party advice at U of Tennessee grows there and spreads

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U of Tennessee's advice on holiday parties sets off major political debate in the state, and criticism is spreading to other institutions. Some see a broader attack on diversity efforts.

Critique urges accreditors to promote common set of learning outcomes

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Association leader says accreditors could discourage politicians' focus on economic-driven measure of quality if they jointly embraced indicators of student learning.

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