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Higher ed spending up in most states, but recession still stings

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Spending on higher education is up in most states since last year, but half of states are still below their recession-era levels.

Mississippi governor said to interfere in search for community college system leader

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Mississippi's governor wants to scale back the job qualifications for the head of the community college system. The effort, an accreditor predicts, will bring the state grief.

Paris attacks reignite debate over university presses' commitment to free speech.

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Terrorist attacks in Paris have resurrected a free speech battle between a scholar and Yale U. Press, which removed cartoons about Muhammad from her book.

'Power Five' members to flex new legislative muscles at NCAA convention

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At NCAA convention, "Power Five" conferences will demonstrate how powerful their new autonomy is, Division II will consider athlete representation on its council, and Division III may loosen recruiting restrictions.

New book argues for more effective, collaborative methods of shared governance

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New book from William Bowen and Eugene Tobin argues for more effective, nimble and collaborative approach to institutional decision-making, saying new models of shared governance are needed. Some of the authors' suggestions are sure to be controversial.

Marquette professor who blogged about a TA's decisions in class is suspended with pay, pending inquiry

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The Marquette U. professor who criticized a TA's teaching on his personal blog is suspended, pending a university investigation into his conduct. 

Obama administration seeks to cut off some aid to poorly performing teacher prep programs

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Obama administration's proposed regulation would cut off TEACH Grant eligibility to poorly performing programs at colleges and universities.

Eckerd president criticized for his advice to students on how to avoid rape

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Leader of Eckerd angers students when he tells them to prevent sexual assault by drinking less and avoiding casual sex.

Lincoln U. of Pa. president, criticized for rape remarks, is out of his job

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Lincoln University of Pennsylvania resignation follows intense criticism over comments about women.

Marquette U. grad student she's being targeted after ending a class discussion on gay marriage

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Marquette TA becomes focus of debate for telling a student his facts criticizing gay marriage were incorrect. Critics say she squelched a student's view, but many academics say she's become a target just for doing her job.

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