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August 26, 2015
Racial gaps persist, as does link between rigor of courses and test scores.

August 25, 2015
The rate at which private colleges discounted their tuition crept ever closer to 50 percent in 2014, drawing warnings about unsustainability.

August 25, 2015
Study finds male scholars are more likely than female scholars, across disciplines, to engage in self-citation. Does this give men a leg up in academic promotions?

August 25, 2015
Duke U freshmen say a celebrated graphic novel depicting lesbian sex and relationships shouldn't have been included on their recommended summer reading list, and some won't read it.

August 25, 2015
Middlebury will sell its stake in for-profit online language learning provider, an initiative that never sat right with many faculty members. But future online education initiatives are in the works.

August 25, 2015
Nabil S. Abu-Ghazaleh, president of West Los Angeles College, in California, has been named president of Grossmont College, also in California. Matt Dane Baker, executive dean of the College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts at Philadelphia University, has been promoted to provost there.

August 24, 2015
Some say it's bad form for colleges to actively recruit faculty members from neighbor institutions. Antitrust lawsuit alleges that agreement between Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill essentially barred Duke from hiring UNC faculty.

August 24, 2015
Three months after her comments on Twitter made her a target of the conservative blogosphere, she talks about that experience, race, her career and the clout (or lack thereof) of sociology.

August 24, 2015
Significant share of research papers have "guest" authors who didn't perform significant research or "ghost" authors who did but aren't named, study finds. Are grad students losing out? Are conflicts of interest hidden?

August 24, 2015
Male students at the historically black university are encouraged to wear suits on the first day of class. If they don't own a suit, they can choose from a closet of donated business wear.

August 24, 2015
Unconventional online university is growing and looking to focus on helping refugees.

August 21, 2015
The Republican presidential candidate known for his hard-line stance on illegal immigration wants international students to be able to stay in the U.S. to work after graduation.

August 21, 2015
Bay Path University, a women's college, has expanded its enrollment by moving beyond its traditional student population. Can it find success online?

August 21, 2015
A citizen-led organization wants to prevent future cuts to higher education in Arizona. But with a threat to raise taxes tied into the potential law and an administration set against tax increases, the odds are stacked against the group's work.

August 21, 2015
This month's edition of "The Pulse" features Rodney Murray's impressions from Bb World 2015, Blackboard's annual user group meeting.

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