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College presidents building relationships with campus conservatives

A few college presidents say that developing relationships with conservative students is an important part of a strategy for a collegial campus.

Former Obama administration officials are being named college presidents

A significant number of former Obama administration officials have become college presidents, and many are women -- revealing truths about hiring nontraditional presidents.

Independent investigation into sexual harassment at Rochester provides little closure

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President resigns; report says accused professor was unprofessional and inappropriate but didn't break the law or university rules; many students and faculty members remain angry. Accused professor responds.

A professor shares her experience of harassment and sees support as well as backlash

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A professor shares her experience of harassment and sees support as well as backlash, enabled in part by a controversial anonymous online forum for political scientists.

Co-editors discuss their new work on keywords for understanding academe

Co-editors discuss their no-holds-barred dictionary for academic life.

After hazing death, fraternity banned from Pennsylvania for 10 years

Pi Delta Psi can't operate in Pennsylvania for a decade after a hazing death, a stringent, unheard-of punishment likely to make waves in the Greek world.

Proposal would add intent standard for borrowers applying for loan relief

Department of Education proposal would require student borrowers demonstrate an intent on the part of their college to mislead or deceive in order to get loan relief through borrower-defense claims.

Inside a death row inmate's campaign for prison-education reform

Prison education programs are often aimed at reducing recidivism and helping prisoners find careers once they’re no longer behind bars. So what happens when a prisoner doesn’t have a release date?

Some tax-bill provisions opposed by higher ed dropped in conference negotiations

Reports indicate congressional negotiators have dropped repeal of tax-exempt tuition waivers for graduate students and other provisions affecting higher ed from final tax-reform bill.

House GOP higher education overhaul would cap graduate lending and end loan-forgiveness benefit

As Republicans in Congress look to change course on graduate lending policies, some higher education groups warn about limiting access and tougher paths to service-oriented careers.

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