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March 22, 2018
Conservative student government representative at University of Texas at Austin campaigned to change College of Liberal Arts to College of Conservative Arts and College of Liberal Arts -- or COCACOLA. He isn't getting the name change, but did prompt discussion.

March 22, 2018
Plan would link number of university spots to labor market needs.

March 22, 2018
Agnes Scott College: Jennifer Nettles, the singer-songwriter. Alma College: Michael Selmon, who is retiring as provost of the college. Antioch College: Gabrielle Civil, former associate professor of performance at the college.

March 21, 2018
Public colleges and universities that were forced to host white supremacists (who lacked any ties to the institution) are now looking at ways to restrict certain events, but to avoid doing so based on content.

March 21, 2018
Veterans’ organizations add their voices to the chorus of college groups opposing House Republicans’ overhaul of the Higher Education Act.

March 21, 2018
Employers favor new college graduates with moderate academic success but not high achievement, study finds. New male graduates' grades don't seem to have much impact.

March 21, 2018
Witt/Kieffer refunds $110,000 to North Carolina after hiring of East Carolina chancellor amid reports of inaccurate salary information. Are firms incentivized to boost salaries?

March 21, 2018
Texas A&M University at San Antonio pushes students to earn 15 credits a semester -- a task that may not be easy when many have responsibilities at home.

March 21, 2018
Belhaven University is starting a bachelor of arts in criminal justice. Friends University is starting a bachelor of science in cybersecurity.

March 20, 2018
A professional association of writers that supports hundreds of creative writing departments just fired its executive director of three decades, with no public explanation.
Cover of An Academic Life, by Hanna Holborn Gray

March 20, 2018
Hanna Holborn Gray, who led Yale and the University of Chicago in eras of overt sexism, discusses her new memoir -- and her advice for a new generation of women rising through the ranks.

March 20, 2018
An Arizona community college wants to tackle poverty by helping its students and faculty members celebrate being the first in their families to attend college.

March 20, 2018
A former University of Central Florida football player is suing the institution, claiming his constitutional rights were violated.

March 20, 2018
Jonathan Dryden, interim provost at Lorain County Community College, in Ohio, has been named provost/vice president for academic and learner services there.

March 19, 2018
MLA data show foreign language study is on the decline, but it's unclear what comes first: institutional disinvestment in language programs or waning student interest. In any case, some campuses -- generally those making investments in programs -- are bucking the trend.

March 19, 2018
UNLV president signed a gift agreement that said a $14 million pledge was valid only if he was in the job. He's leaving, and the pledge has evaporated. Agreement raises questions on governance and fund-raising ethics.

March 19, 2018
In a new book, Cheryl Hyman discusses her controversial seven-year stint as chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago, including her attempt to improve its low graduation rates.
Image of the State Departments new Level 1 through 4 travel advisories.

March 19, 2018
New State Department rating system provides more nuance to colleges in deciding where they will and won't let students travel. Russia may lose students, but Israel and Mexico may see gains.

March 19, 2018
Hampshire College: Loretta J. Ross, a human rights activist teaching as a visiting professor at the college this year.

March 16, 2018
News reports that the Trump administration is considering restrictions on visas for Chinese citizens raise concerns about potentially “devastating” impact on American colleges and U.S. competitiveness.

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