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August 11, 2015
Faculty layoffs in the absence of financial exigency at Valdosta State U spark ire, questions.

August 11, 2015
The FOIA controversy at the U of Illinois, while not a surprise, exposes a need to clarify when email is and isn't public, legal experts say.

August 11, 2015
New film renews attention on a study that is still taught in college -- and that resonates to some in light of ethics debates in psychology.

August 11, 2015
Concordia University, in Nebraska, is starting a master's program in computer science. El Centro College is starting a certificate in retail management.

August 10, 2015
Democratic front-runner seeks $350 billion over 10 years to encourage public 4-year colleges to be debt-free for tuition, and to make community colleges tuition-free. Plan also proposes cuts in interest rates and tougher regulation of for-profits.

August 10, 2015
Amid calls for his termination, Central Connecticut State suspends professor who's had skirmishes with the law -- even though none of the crimes and alleged crimes relate to teaching or publications. When professors break the law, what should a college do?

August 10, 2015
University admits some officials used personal email accounts to inappropriately withhold information sought in FOIA requests on Salaita and other controversies. Here's what the chancellor and others didn't want known.

August 10, 2015
Two years ago, U of Dayton promised students that when the sticker price went up, their aid would as well. So far, the strategy appears to be increasing retention and lowering student debt.

August 10, 2015
As one student success program at the University of Texas at Austin thrives, officials at partner institutions in the University Innovation Alliance examine what might work best on their own campuses.

August 7, 2015
After eliminating dozens of student services jobs, the University of Akron hired a company with no higher ed footprint to provide "success coaching" to students, in large part because it cost less.

August 7, 2015
U of Akron, under fire for layoffs, details spending on presidential home renovations -- and one item leaps out for its cost and its lack of olives.

August 7, 2015
Federal judge, in victory for Steven Salaita, refuses to dismiss lawsuit charging U. of Illinois with violating his free speech and contract rights.

August 7, 2015
Phyllis Wise resigns as leader of Urbana-Champaign campus, citing "external issues."

August 7, 2015
Brad Andrews, senior vice president for student success and strategic enrollment at Carthage College, in Wisconsin, has been appointed president of Southwestern College, in Kansas. James C. Bean, provost at the University of Oregon, has been selected as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern University, in Massachusetts.

August 6, 2015
Caliper, an initiative to standardize collection and reporting of learning analytics, is nearing release. Can colleges and vendors learn to speak the same language?

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