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November 7, 2016
Instructor says he was fired -- shortly after he complained to accreditor -- for refusing to water down his curriculum and requirements. Another instructor quit rather than comply.

November 7, 2016
Should colleges include the term and talk about the concept in sexual misconduct policies? Few, if any, actually do so.

November 7, 2016
Potential revisions to the OMB's standards for collecting data on race and ethnicity draw interest from medical educators and anthropologists.

November 7, 2016
University projects growth as competency-based education attracts interest.

November 4, 2016
Investors fret that the Education Department's lengthy scrutiny of the U of Phoenix's proposed sale means the deal might be nixed. Politics and optics might be reasons for the delay.

November 4, 2016
Study suggests that scientific impact doesn't have to decrease with age and scientists have a unique kind of IQ that accurately predicts their career success.

November 4, 2016
Identifying a football culture that protected athletes and officials, the Education Department will fine Penn State U nearly $2.4 million for failing to notify students about assistant coach charged with sex abuse and for failing to disclose other campus crimes.

November 4, 2016
University of Oregon suspends faculty member while investigating her conduct at a Halloween party. Many of her colleagues demand she resign. Legally, can she be sanctioned?

November 4, 2016
Northeast Texas Community College is connecting small farmers with the area’s residents in hopes of helping the agriculture industry and promoting health in the region.

November 3, 2016
Historically black Dillard University agreed to be site of Senate debate before it knew the candidates. Despite criticism, the president stood by the decision. Protesters disagreed.

November 3, 2016
Writers love to write about professors. With most professors now off the tenure track, will these kinds of characters start to appear more in fiction? Nathan Hill's new book, The Nix, could be a start.

November 3, 2016
CDC finds sharp increases in three sexually transmitted diseases, and young adults account for a majority of these cases. Colleges struggle to educate students to protect themselves.

November 3, 2016
Informal system of warning colleagues about senior scholars who engage in inappropriate behavior doesn’t really protect anyone, study finds.

November 3, 2016
This month’s edition of the “Pulse” podcast features an interview with Mikkel Marfelt and Aaron Knox of Labster, which develops interactive laboratory simulations.

November 2, 2016
Georgia Tech, having enrolled thousands of students in its well-regarded online master's degree program in computer science, expands its experiments with low-cost online education for undergraduates.

November 2, 2016
Princeton general-education proposal would require all students -- even those already proficient in a foreign language -- to study a language other than English. Most of the shrinking number of institutions with requirements let students test out of them.

November 2, 2016
New book argues for change after decades of policies that authors say are strangling public higher education.

November 2, 2016
A list of the referendum votes that matter to colleges and universities: bonds, taxes, governance and more.

November 2, 2016
Suffolk announces new policy in wake of furor over a Latina student's report about how her instructor doubted her vocabulary.

November 1, 2016
A random review finds five of 10 institutions fell short on backing up claims about graduates' job placement success.

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