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One way to permit federal funding of new postsecondary institutions

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An accrediting official who has been caught in the crucible between encouraging experimentation and protecting aid funds proposes a way for new institutions to get access to federal aid, without "subterfuge."

Debate over a university president's comments on rape

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Video circulates of the leader of Lincoln U. of Pennsylvania questioning the motives of female students who bring rape allegations.

With Princeton Title IX agreement, higher standard of proof in sexual assault cases on last legs

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Princeton U. did not rush to change the burden of proof in sexual assault investigations, and the Education Department determined that was a violation of Title IX.

Unusual sexual harassment case at Northwestern U. brings out advocates of student indemnification

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Unusual sexual harassment lawsuit at Northwestern U., in which a professor is suing a former graduate student who accused him of assault, has sparked debate about student indemnification policies.

What a Republican-led Congress means for higher education policy

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A new Republican majority in the Senate may help colleges reduce regulatory burden -- but may also portend tough budget battles over funding for student aid and research. 

Should the NCAA prevent convicted criminals from playing college sports?

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After a football star at Alcorn State is revealed to be a registered sex offender, some ask why NCAA is resisting demands that it ban colleges from enrolling such athletes.

Rose-Hulman plans to add new psychological test to admissions process

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Rose-Hulman plans to ask applicants a set of questions designed to determine if they think they can control their fates. Test of system has found correlation with students' grades and retention rates.

Psychology group objects to book's portrayal of its role in post-9/11 torture

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The American Psychological Association objects to a new book's portrayal of its role in government-sponsored enhanced interrogation practices in post-9/11 years.

Federal appeals court rejects Georgia State U.'s '10-percent rule' for determining fair use

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Federal appeals court rejects a "one-size-fits-all" rule for determining fair use, but proponents see a broader endorsement of the legal concept in higher education.

 

At William Peace, departing president is criticized by many but loved by the board

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The outgoing president of William Peace University has been criticized by faculty, students and alumnae, but still has the backing of the board. 

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