EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

U of Minnesota responds to student complaint about posters

Should U of Minnesota have investigated and questioned the judgment of professors whose poster promoting a panel discussion on the Charlie Hebdo murders offended Muslim students?

Duke announces results of investigation into noose found on campus

Duke punishes, but lets return to campus, the student who placed a noose on a tree. In student's apology, he claims ignorance of the meaning of a noose -- an explanation that only some on campus accept.

McMaster U addresses gender pay gap with $3,500 raises to female faculty members

McMaster U addresses gender pay gap by giving $3,500 raises to female faculty members. 

Corinthian ends operations at remaining campuses, affecting 16,000 students

The for-profit college says it's immediately ending operations at its remaining campuses, interrupting the studies of some 16,000 students and possibly sticking the government with a bill for discharged loans. 

Just how much math, and what kind, is enough for life sciences majors?

'Instrument of torture' or building block of understanding? UCLA and other universities debate how much math, and what kind, is enough for life sciences majors.

Education Department signs $4 million college ratings contract, eyes a ratings appeals process

Education Department documents show money spent on college ratings as well as proposals to allow colleges to challenge and publicly annotate their data in the ratings.

Marco Rubio's initial talking points on higher education

Kicker: 
On the Stump

In debut of new feature on what the candidates are saying about higher ed, a look at the Florida senator's recent rhetoric and record.

AAUP: Full-time faculty salaries up 2.2 percent this year

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Faculty pay is up 2.2. percent, or 1.4 percent adjusted for inflation, new A.A.U.P. survey finds. Despite modest gains, association says professor pay can't be blamed for tuition hikes. Searchable database by institution available exclusively here.

Starbucks doubles its higher education program

Coffee giant extends its tuition program so that it covers four full years. McDonald's provides details of its much smaller plan.

Some college leaders are responding quickly to racist and sexist incidents

College leaders have gotten speedier and more severe in taking action against students linked to racist incidents. Critics fear due process is being eroded.

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