Author of new book on 'purposeful graduates' says colleges must talk to students about making meaningful lives

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Author of new book on "purposeful graduates" says colleges must talk to students about the importance of creating and living meaningful lives.

Survey finds severance packages commonly offered for presidents

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A new survey finds that 60 percent of four-year colleges offer severance packages to fired presidents.

Greek councils, administrators clash over how to sanction fraternities

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Should all-male panels of fraternity members be deciding on the guilt of fraternities accused of, among other things, harassing and violating the privacy of women? Can Greek systems be fair in judging their own?

Faculty members claim university made them remove a controversial journal issue from its website

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Did the university demand the removal of a controversial journal issue from its website and then threaten to censor future issues?

Academics weigh in on the curious case of Rachel Dolezal

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Academics weigh in on the curious case of Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who allegedly passed as a black instructor of African-American studies for five years.

Chris Christie opposes free higher education, but supports increases for some student aid programs

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Governor, in education speech at Iowa State U, says some colleges are "drunk" on spending. But he also endorses more support for federal aid programs.

Elizabeth Warren outlines debt-free college plan, calls for more funding of higher ed, with strings attached

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, an influential progressive voice among Democrats, lays out her vision for accomplishing debt-free college. It will take a drastic overhaul of higher education policy, she says.

AAUP committee survey data raise questions on effectiveness of student teaching evaluations

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AAUP survey finds declining response rates on student reviews of professors, too many colleges that do little beyond student reviews, and concerns about bias against women, minorities and adjuncts. But association panel wants to improve system, not end it.

U.S. will erase debt for Corinthian students, create new loan forgiveness process

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Obama administration announces debt relief for tens of thousands of former Corinthian students -- and possibly many more students at that college and others.

Wisconsin-Madison chancellor vows to protect academic freedom, tenure

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With faculty members saying she hasn't done enough to fight legislative attack on tenure, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank reaffirms her commitment to academic freedom. But with many questions still unanswered, will her words be enough to prevent a flight of talent?


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