Institutional administration

Education Dept. updates higher ed consumer tool, adds new comparison feature

The Department of Education rolls out updated information on its college transparency tool, including a new comparison feature.

Recent scandals show leaders failing to navigate acceptable behavior standards against changing mores

Whether it’s a phone call to an escort service, explosive allegations of dangerous drug binges or questions about turning a blind eye to a problematic situation, recent higher ed scandals lay bare the murky moral waters leaders must navigate.

Order on transgender troops could shake up service academies

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Military academies have had transgender students, but impact of president's shift is unknown.

Report details major issues at University of Louisville Foundation

New report gives a blow-by-blow account of unbudgeted spending, unapproved action and endowment losses at University of Louisville's fund-raising arm.

Republican senators raise doubts about White House budget proposal

Republicans take issue with deep cuts proposed in White House budget during appropriations hearing with Betsy DeVos. She appears open to ending the release of the names of colleges seeking Title IX religious exemptions.

Trump's work-study proposal causes a stir

Many experts on the program agree it needs changing with a greater emphasis on low-income students. But few agree that the large cut being sought by the Trump administration will help.

Trump victory will be a jolt for higher education

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Many academic leaders fear the president-elect could scare off foreign students, encourage discord on campuses and promote the anti-intellectualism that won him broad support from non-college-educated males. UPDATE: American Council on Education congratulates president-elect.

Oberlin College to grant credit to high school students through online research project program

High school students will soon be able to earn college credit from Oberlin College for instruction neither delivered by the institution nor taught by its faculty members.

As he takes on traditional higher education, Rubio runs on policy wonkery

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In the Senate, Marco Rubio delved into the weeds of higher education policy. Now he’s taking his reform push out on the campaign trail, where he is the lone GOP candidate talking about higher ed.

H-1B visa program comes under increasing scrutiny

A series of scandals has led to increased political and media scrutiny of a visa program important to colleges.

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