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June 19, 2015
The University of Washington announces a new joint institute with China's Tsinghua University -- and $40 million in funding from Microsoft.

June 19, 2015
In an era when the humanities are overlooked or derided by politicians, one Ohio community college landed a $10 million grant to boost the liberal arts.

June 19, 2015
Dennis Bona, president of Kellogg Community College, in Michigan, has been appointed president of Northland Community and Technical College, part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Nancy Brickhouse, deputy provost for academic affairs at the University of Delaware, has been named provost at Saint Louis University, in Missouri.

June 18, 2015
Marian Court College's president says after years of declining enrollment and tuition revenue, the institution ran out of options -- sooner than professors expected.

June 18, 2015
ACT decides to drop its popular Compass placement test, with a nod toward research showing that Compass funnels too many community college students into remedial courses.

June 18, 2015
U of Arizona plans to emphasize its land-grant status as it joins the state's other public universities in offering online degrees for undergraduates.

June 18, 2015
An international investigation shows the difficulty of monitoring and stopping academic ghostwriting.

June 18, 2015
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Iona College Marcus Aldredge, sociology Manuel Gomez, foreign languages Andrew Griffith, accounting Jaeyoung Kang, management Joshua Klein, criminal justice John Theodore, psychology Middlebury College Joyce Mao, history Sarah Stroup, political science Jessica Teets, political science University of Kansas

June 17, 2015
Education Department and regional accreditors seek common ground on competency-based education, including what the faculty role should be in the emerging form of higher education.

June 17, 2015
A new graduate school of education will be competency-based. As demand for teachers increases and alternative preparation programs spread, this school hopes to stand out to the best aspiring educators.

June 17, 2015
Did the university demand the removal of a controversial journal issue from its website and then threaten to censor future issues?

June 17, 2015
House spending bill would block rating system, gainful employment and other regulations, provide funding increases for NIH and TRIO programs.

June 17, 2015
Disagreement between faculty members and administrators persists as Nassau Community College continues its three-year search for president.

June 16, 2015
Amid enrollment and revenue declines at home, American for-profit education companies have looked abroad, including to Brazil. But can -- and should -- Brazil's boom in proprietary education continue?

June 16, 2015
Disciplinary association issues open letter to victims of harassment and sexism, and calls for departments to promote equity. While some philosophers welcome the move, others doubt it will change anything.

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