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Negotiated rule making returns, but many see it as just first step

Many other fights that focus on for-profit higher education will be center stage in a round of negotiated rule making sponsored by the Department of Education this week. Will the negotiators find consensus on any issues?

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University of Michigan fires president

The university says the fired president’s interactions with a subordinate “were inconsistent with promoting the dignity and reputation of the university.” Many faculty members are glad to see him gone.

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Georgetown, NYU, Princeton adopt changes because of COVID-19

Universities switch final exams and cancel most in-person events.

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Controversial artwork twice stolen from Catholic University

A painting of Mary and Jesus, featuring a Jesus that resembles George Floyd, was stolen—twice—from the Catholic University of America. Many students don’t want it back on campus.

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Truckee Meadows won't fire 'insubordinate' professor

Truckee Meadows Community College says it won’t fire a professor accused of “insubordination,” after all.

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Controversial scholar of pedophilia resigns at Old Dominion

Scholar of pedophilia at Old Dominion University steps down amid controversy about comments on “minor-attracted persons.”

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Author discusses his book on evidence of value of liberal arts

Author discusses his new book about the value of liberal arts colleges—and why many people ignore them.

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Raceless policy making is inadequate, state higher ed leaders are told

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Higher education won’t address racial inequity unless states and institutions acknowledge the current problems and respond to them head-on, a speaker tells state officials.

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Research links rise in college completion to grade inflation

New research argues that increases in GPAs are responsible for the rise in college completion rates since the 1990s.

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Workbook focuses on supporting students with long COVID

Disabilities services professionals want to get the word out about how students may be affected by long COVID. A new workbook offers tips for those helping these students navigate college while coping with the virus's lingering effects.

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