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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.

Michigan State drops college algebra requirement

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Students at Michigan State University will no longer have to take college-level algebra, thanks to a revision of the general-education math requirement.

New analysis: New England colleges responsible for left-leaning professoriate

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New analysis suggests that one region is responsible for much of the national imbalance in the ideological leanings of faculty members.

Corporate partnership programs increasing at college career centers

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Career centers are providing more access to some companies than others (for a fee), a move that has career counselors concerned institutions are selling students to the highest bidder.

Plymouth State announces layoffs, restructuring around interdisciplinary clusters

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Plymouth State plans to replace them with clusters. Restructuring and layoffs have professors scratching their heads.

University of Louisville housecleaning raises questions

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Kentucky governor's dismissal of most trustees and the president's resignation, designed to end university's governance logjam, could create a new set of problems.

Education Department recommends eliminating national accreditor to many for-profit colleges

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Education Department staff proposes termination for ACICS, threatening access to federal aid for the 243 institutions -- many of them for-profit -- the national accreditor oversees. Updated with reactions.

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