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August 17, 2016
Social work professors told administrators that they were letting students make unfair accusations and admitting unqualified students. Then someone forwarded the professors' letters to students. UPDATE: Dean responds.

August 17, 2016
Faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro experiment with a model for course redesign they say can increase access and quality and lower costs.

August 17, 2016
Ontario college cites financial reasons in withdrawing from its male-only campus in Saudi Arabia, but others, citing human rights grounds, question the original decision to be there.

August 17, 2016
Kennesaw State University is starting an undergraduate major in entrepreneurship. Monroe Community College, of the State University of New York, is starting an associate degree in homeland security.

August 16, 2016
How can a process more and more administrations are embracing be supported by professors? Or are they right that the process is really about eliminating programs that aren't seen as rainmakers?

August 16, 2016
New research on public master's universities finds that they are generally efficient, but economies of scale favor undergraduate over graduate education.

August 16, 2016
Republican candidate proposes a system for admittance to U.S. that critics say violates American and academic principles.

August 16, 2016
U.K. report on for-profit colleges in six countries finds few benefits of sector and calls for tighter regulation, while acknowledging lack of data makes it hard to set rules.

August 16, 2016
In 2005, a court barred Vanderbilt from removing "Confederate" from the facade of a building, citing the terms of a gift. The university is returning the gift at today's value -- and will now remove the word.

August 15, 2016
In a risky and expensive endeavor, colleges are spending more and more money on athletics in hopes of earning a spot among the Power Five conferences.

August 15, 2016
Minority student at Pitzer advertised for nonwhite roommate. Her president was critical. Does reaction ignore reality that many white students get white roommates all the time?

August 15, 2016
North Carolina legislators raised concerns when they funded the creation of a new entity at Chapel Hill to explore environmental policy and research.

August 15, 2016
Kidnapping of two faculty members at the American University of Afghanistan renews attention on the risks confronting universities in conflict zones.

August 15, 2016
Laura C. Barnard, professor and paralegal program director at Lakeland Community College, in Ohio, has been promoted to executive vice president and provost there. Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith, a consultant with Human Rights First, in Washington, D.C., has been selected as president of Birmingham-Southern College.

August 12, 2016
Presidents are facing more scrutiny and capturing headlines as they fight publicly with boards for their jobs.

August 12, 2016
U.S. Education Department denies a Utah-based for-profit college's application to change its tax status.

August 12, 2016
CUPA-HR survey cites declines in employer-sponsored wellness programs and part-time-faculty benefits.

August 12, 2016
New study documents continuing gaps (and some progress) in educational attainment of black and Latino students compared to white and Asian students. Another study suggests most people aren’t that worried about the issue.

August 12, 2016
Derek Brandes, vice president of instruction at Green River Community College, in Washington, has been chosen as president of Walla Walla Community College, also in Washington. Mark Ivester, vice president for economic development at North Georgia Technical College, has been promoted to president there.

August 11, 2016
The federal financial aid application now allows students to use existing federal tax data, designed to inform families earlier about their available aid. But student advocates say colleges may undercut progress by moving up their own deadlines for students.

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