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Regulators and accreditor begin review of Purdue's boundary-testing deal with Kaplan

University’s boundary-testing deal poses a test for its accreditor and could set new precedents about online education and the role of public universities.

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Liberty and Bob Jones Universities may run afoul of Obama Title IX protections for LGBT students

Obama administration guidelines for LGBT student protections under Title IX remain in place, and the student codes at Liberty and Bob Jones Universities appear to violate them.

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Trump and GOP likely to try to scale back Title IX enforcement on sexual assault

President-elect Trump has offered few details on how his administration might deal with campus sexual assault, but his surrogates and other Republicans say they would scale back enforcement of Title IX.

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Proposed federal rules for student debt forgiveness worry some nonprofit colleges

Education Department's proposed rule for student debt forgiveness could threaten traditional colleges as well as for-profits, particularly over its broad view of what counts as misrepresentation.

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Georgetown law debates intellectual diversity and institutional neutrality in wake of Justice Scalia's death

After Georgetown law issues statement mourning the justice's death, some professors object -- and others balk at the way they shared their objections.

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Feds Say UVa Mishandled Sexual Violence Cases

Federal agency says the University of Virginia -- a focal point in the debate over campus sexual assault -- responded inadequately to reports of sexual misconduct, including some involving fraternities, and faulted a dean's public comments.

Rulings mixed in recent lawsuits over police records at private colleges

Ohio Supreme Court rules that sworn police departments at private colleges are subject to open-records laws. A judge in Indiana disagrees.

Research universities say they'll conduct sexual assault surveys amid federal pressure

Amid growing pressure on colleges to conduct campus climate surveys, a group of research universities says it will voluntarily implement the tool, which is aimed at gauging attitudes toward sexual violence on campus. 

Higher ed associations, disability rights groups clash over campus technology standards

Higher ed lobbying group and advocates for students with disabilities are at odds over a proposal that would require a federal agency to set guidelines for the accessibility of technology products on campus.

McCaskill says her survey shows colleges 'falling short' on dealing with sex assaults

In releasing the results of her much-anticipated campus sexual assault survey, Senator Claire McCaskill says that colleges are "falling short" on dealing with the problem -- particularly when it comes to athletes. 

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