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January 16, 2019
Longtime Stanford English professor says he's stepping down from a teaching a Native American literature course after students complained he was culturally insulting and possibly unqualified.

January 15, 2019
Carol Folt announces she has ordered removal of Confederate plaques and that she is stepping down. System board leader criticizes her actions.

January 15, 2019
Roman Catholic colleges have some of the most open curricula among religious institutions. But that didn't stop Franciscan University from banning a book that portrays the Virgin Mary as sexual -- and ousting a department chair for teaching it.

January 15, 2019
Students struggle to find a place to live over winter break. Colleges and universities are trying to develop solutions, but they have been criticized for being insensitive to the homeless student population.

January 15, 2019
A student believed he was hacked when all of his classes were mysteriously dropped. But what actually happened is more complicated.

January 15, 2019
Koffi C. Akakpo, vice president for business, administrative and student services at North Central State College, in Ohio, has been named president of Bluegrass Community and Technical College, in Kentucky.

January 14, 2019
Lawsuit over whether retired president is owed hundreds of thousands of dollars per year plus perks -- including an apartment -- sheds light on the issue of executive compensation.

January 14, 2019
Can “light-touch, targeted feedback” to students via email improve their perceptions of and performance in a class? New research says in some cases the answer is yes.

January 14, 2019
Following in the footsteps of linguistics journal Lingua, the editorial board of the Elsevier-owned Journal of Informetrics has resigned and launched a rival journal that will be free for all to read.

January 14, 2019
Trump administration rejects findings from a 2017 inspector general audit that found the online giant WGU out of compliance and recommended that it pay back $713 million in federal aid.

January 14, 2019
University agrees to review whether any programs or scholarships discriminate illegally against men, but legal experts say programs reserved for women are legal.

January 11, 2019
Proposal to lift cap on college programs offered through unaccredited entities stirs concerns about giving companies back door to federal student aid.

January 11, 2019
Printer closures and paper shortages create scheduling headaches for academic authors and staff at university presses.

January 11, 2019
New cookbook from the Modern Language Association celebrates the subtle and not-so-subtle links between literature, food and drink.

January 11, 2019
Authors discuss new book about the diversity and strength of religion in academe -- as well as some of the tensions.

January 11, 2019
Academics worry about turnover of university leaders following a new government.

January 11, 2019
Scott Alsobrooks, vice president of economic and community development at Pearl River Community College, in Mississippi, has been chosen as president of East Mississippi Community College.

January 10, 2019
Historians and language professors discuss strategies for improving advising and graduate education in general at recent annual meetings.

January 10, 2019
New report says federal agencies should improve public awareness of food assistance programs to help combat hunger among college students.

January 10, 2019
IRS technical issues have blocked applicants from completing income verification needed to receive federal student aid this month. But new guidance gives aid administrators new alternatives to approve those funds.

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