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June 15, 2015

Federal study showing that 20 percent of college women were sexually assaulted has been widely questioned, but a new national study has the same finding.

June 15, 2015

Association's annual meeting on academic freedom issues features a debate on whether Steven Salaita's rights were violated and consensus that Wisconsin politicians are undermining their university system.

June 15, 2015

Author discusses new book in which he argues that institutions can hold themselves to higher levels of accountability and inclusivity.

June 12, 2015

Lumina Foundation creates a group to develop a framework and common language for the growing number of credentials, which range from degrees to alternative forms like badges and industry certifications.

June 12, 2015

Should faculty members be concerned if administrators check references who were not supplied by job candidates?

June 12, 2015

Governor, in education speech at Iowa State U, says some colleges are "drunk" on spending. But he also endorses more support for federal aid programs.

June 12, 2015

Federal spending has overtaken state spending as the main source of public funding in higher education.

June 12, 2015

Some of the top poverty scholars in northern regions are now working with emerging academics from more southern countries, in hopes of expanding research on poverty.

June 11, 2015

Senator Elizabeth Warren, an influential progressive voice among Democrats, lays out her vision for accomplishing debt-free college. It will take a drastic overhaul of higher education policy, she says.

June 11, 2015

Employers and community colleges team up to design new courses and alternative credentials that attempt to close the skills gap by better preparing students for jobs.

June 11, 2015

Critics are calling a new U of Florida admissions effort a "bait and switch," but officials say its purpose has been misunderstood. maybe make headline edgier? make main hed: "'Gater From the Get-Go'/Is for Most a No-Go" and then: "Critics are calling a new U of Florida online effort a "bait and switch,"  but officials say its aims have been misunderstood and that effort will grow." or something like that? -sj *Still thinking about headline -CS*

June 11, 2015

The president and five trustees resign, saying their vision for the embattled college is substantially different than that of the rest of the board.

June 11, 2015

Suicide of a researcher leads to more discussion of financial expectations on professors at British universities.

June 10, 2015

AAUP survey finds declining response rates on student reviews of professors, too many colleges that do little beyond student reviews, and concerns about bias against women, minorities and adjuncts. But association panel wants to improve system, not end it.

June 10, 2015

Virginia Supreme Court gives opponents of closure another shot at an injunction to keep the college going. But even if that strategy works, will there be students left to educate?

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