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March 24, 2016
Newly confirmed Education Secretary John B. King Jr. will chastise higher education for inequality and urge colleges and universities to do more for low-income students.

March 24, 2016
Elizabeth Burns, interim provost of Marygrove College, in Michigan, has been selected as president there. Paul Lowell Haines, a partner at the law firm Faegre Baker Daniels, in Indiana, has been appointed president of Taylor University, also in Indiana.

March 24, 2016
Federal judge backs finding that an accreditor misled the Education Department about a now-closed for-profit institution, and relieves most of the college's debt.

March 23, 2016
New piece of governor's ambitious higher ed agenda would break up statewide governing board to focus on two-year colleges and give six universities more independence. Critics predict backsliding on the state's goals and skewed institutional priorities.

March 23, 2016
Public colleges are increasing students' overall graduation rates, but a study finds the gap between black and white students continues to widen.

March 23, 2016
After pledging to stop using five debt collectors last year over allegations they misled borrowers, U.S. Education Department gives two of them new business.

March 23, 2016
U of California at San Diego's new early warning system aims to condense millions of data points into a simple metric showing whether students will graduate on time.

March 23, 2016
Kentucky lawmakers mull a scholarship bill that could add the state to those offering free community college.

March 22, 2016
Governors State U, with many at-risk students, and without much money, opts to fill freshman program course sections with full-time faculty members only.

March 22, 2016
After university agrees to extend offers to subcontracted workers, largest employee union at UC Berkeley retracts call for speakers to boycott the campus.

March 22, 2016
Two former college presidents, both longtime scholars of higher education, discuss their new book on the problems -- real and imagined -- facing academe.

March 22, 2016
New documentary explores the philosophy and players behind cutting state support for higher education.

March 22, 2016
Indiana Court of Appeals rules that private colleges must release police records, but new legislation may override that change.

March 21, 2016
U of Kansas lifts suspension of faculty member whose comments angered black students and others, who demanded she be fired.

March 21, 2016
The Markle Foundation, LinkedIn and the state of Colorado team up on a jobs site that seeks to create a common, skills-based language among job seekers, employers and education providers.

March 21, 2016
Initiative to simplify how colleges become authorized to offer online education outside their home state once again runs into opposition from advocacy groups, this time in New York.

March 21, 2016
Anti-Semitic graffiti appears on house of Jewish fraternity, and lecture canceled after some object to co-sponsorship by Hillel. Events come amid debate over environment for Jewish students nationally.

March 21, 2016
Inspired by findings of bias at the K-12 level, a study sought to see if higher ed officials would impose harsher penalties on hypothetical black students than on white ones.

March 21, 2016
Trinity College Dublin sent letters seeking favorable reviews. QS, a major player in rankings, says the university's actions are "in breach" and could warrant suspension from the process.

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