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Matthew McConaughey's pricey commencement speaker fee 'not out of the norm'

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News of what the University of Houston will pay the actor Matthew McConaughey renews the debate about the expense of celebrities at graduation.

Students accuse director of community college honor society of sexual harassment

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Former Phi Theta Kappa members accuse the community college honors society's leader of discrimination and sexual harassment, provoking an investigation and concerned letters from two college presidents.

Mixed opinions as European Union-funded ranking effort enters second year

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As it releases its second annual ranking, the European Union's U-Multirank project continues to face challenges, but many see value in the effort to revise the way rankings are done.

Push for concealed guns on campuses is gaining steam

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In just a few years, the push to allow concealed weapons on campuses has shifted from a long shot in a few states to a movement that's gaining steam in many parts of the country, including two of the most populous states.

Students criticize administration's response to what they term hate speech by a professor

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Connecticut College professor accused of hate speech against Palestinians in Facebook post about "rabid pit bull" in Gaza. Dispute sets off debate on free expression, bias and more.

Does academic freedom mean researchers need not reveal their funding sources?

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U. of Delaware won't answer a congressman's request to find out who is paying for work by a researcher who denies climate change. Is protecting such information a faculty right?

Kevin Carey talks about his new book, 'The End of College'

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New America's Kevin Carey answers questions about his new book, The End of College, which looks to the past in charting a possible future for higher education.

Photo of black U.Va. student leader, bloodied, renews debate about police and race

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Photograph of U.Va. student leader, after encounter with state police, renews debate about race and law enforcement.

Gordon College maintains ban on 'homosexual practice,' creates human sexuality task force

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Gordon College announces a new emphasis on helping LGBT students feel welcome, but doesn't budge on policy barring "homosexual practice."

High Tenn. Promise participation numbers boost FAFSA completion rates in state

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Early participation numbers for Tennessee's free community college program show demand remains high, with students completing federal aid applications at record rates.

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