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September 15, 2017
University acts amid uproar over her selection.

September 15, 2017
A famed atmospheric scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is on leave after refusing to heed administrators' request that he give electronic lecture slides to a student with disabilities.

September 15, 2017
Racism hurts students throughout the college admissions process, leading scholar tells meeting of admissions counselors.

September 15, 2017
Accreditor’s rejection of Scottsdale Community College’s proposed expansion suggests that consistency and mandated faculty training could become a focus for quality control in online learning.

September 15, 2017
Politician who was named to the job once called for investigation into alleged anti-conservative bias on campuses.

September 15, 2017
This month’s edition of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Jim Chalex, vice president of product management at Blackboard. In the conversation with host Rodney B. Murray, Chalex discusses the company’s plans for Blackboard Learn and its learning platform, amid other topics.

September 14, 2017
For those who took out loans to attend for-profit institutions accused of fraud and abuse, delays from Education Department in reviewing loan-forgiveness claims are salt in the wounds. Inside Higher Ed spoke to several of those borrowers.

September 14, 2017
Kentucky governor sets off debate -- and nettles some professors -- by suggesting eliminating programs that don't prepare students for good-paying jobs.

September 14, 2017
Three reports highlight different ways that changing colleges is difficult. Bottom line (in one expert’s words): transferring students are “abused.”

September 14, 2017
More than a quarter of Americans hold a non-degree credential, with 21 percent completing a work experience program, new federal data shows. And many of these credential holders have well-paying jobs.

September 14, 2017
Is there a better way to use data to increase completion rates and student success at community colleges? 

September 14, 2017
Henry C. Foley, interim chancellor of the University of Missouri-Columbia, has been chosen as president of New York Institute of Technology. Michael Galyean, dean of Texas Tech University's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, has been promoted to provost and senior vice president of academic affairs there.

September 13, 2017
Professor who has been accused won’t be teaching this semester. President apologizes for comparing charges to fake ones published by Rolling Stone.

September 13, 2017
Almost seven years after winning high-profile competition, Cornell Tech opens on Roosevelt Island, with 30 faculty members and almost 300 graduate students.

September 13, 2017
A prominent journal that already accepted a controversial study about using computers to "read" sexuality based on a photo is further scrutinizing the paper after intense public backlash.

September 13, 2017
The U.S. gets high marks on World Economic Forum index on human capital development, which could ease worries about higher education's contribution to a skills gap. But some experts are skeptical.

September 13, 2017
Ohio University rushed through a policy that bans all indoor protests, but vehement campus criticism may lead to changes.

September 13, 2017
Sept. 13, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2017 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors explores the views of these officials on a wide range of timely issues. Download a full survey report here. The survey, conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup, is the latest in Inside Higher Ed's series of surveys of key higher ed professionals. On Thursday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. Sign up here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of admissions directors was made possible in part by advertising support from Jenzabar, Intersect by Hobsons, Liaison, Blackboard Student Lifecyle Services and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

September 12, 2017
New paper on artificial intelligence that can (mostly) correctly pick self-identified gays and lesbians based on photos has been called nearly everything -- from bad science to an important “wake-up call.”

September 12, 2017
New Maryland law raises question: Can prevention and education programs be effective measures for stemming the opioid crisis?

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