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Republican presidential candidate -- and immigration hardliner -- Donald Trump sends welcoming message to international students

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The Republican presidential candidate known for his hard-line stance on illegal immigration wants international students to be able to stay in the U.S. to work after graduation.

At UBC, roiling from a president's resignation, board chair is accused of interfering in academic affairs

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The board chair at the U of British Columbia objects to a professor's blog post on the president's sudden resignation -- fueling further concerns about that university's still unexplained leadership transition.

Henderson State students say rule barring sagging pants targets black students

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Henderson State University bars pants that fall too far below the waist. Students say the rule is unfair to African-Americans.

Videos of Planned Parenthood officials create new political debates over fetal tissue research

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Controversy over Planned Parenthood leads to new scrutiny of faculty members' research with fetal tissue -- including one professor-turned-presidential candidate who is anti-abortion.

U of Illinois board rejects $400,000 deal with outgoing chancellor

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University of Illinois board rejects $400,000 deal under which Phyllis Wise resigned as chancellor at Urbana-Champaign, and instead moves to fire her.

Clinton proposes $350 billion plan to make college affordable

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Democratic front-runner seeks $350 billion over 10 years to encourage public 4-year colleges to be debt-free for tuition, and to make community colleges tuition-free. Plan also proposes cuts in interest rates and tougher regulation of for-profits.

Conference and new research takes a broader look at the college match challenge

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College-match discussion should be about typical students and colleges, experts say at conference, not just whether high-performing, low-income students get into elite colleges.

Social scientists are alarmed by new legislation on NSF grants

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Researchers object to powerful lawmaker's bill that would require NSF to stipulate how each award relates to "national interest."

White House pivots to accountability and outcomes, and away from debt-free, in major Duncan speech

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In major policy speech, Arne Duncan says student debt is only part of higher education's problem, and calls for renewed policy push on student success and return on investment. 

Purdue moves to make mentoring undergraduates a criterion for tenure

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Purdue moves to change its promotion requirements to reward professors who are mentors, especially to at-risk students, and who promote undergraduate research and teaching innovation. Faculty leaders are not pleased.

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