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June 30, 2015

Justices will once again consider U of Texas admissions policy. Many experts see a majority of justices as dubious of the consideration of race and ethnicity.

June 30, 2015

Some colleges are hiring retired judges to run hearings on sexual assault charges. Is this an improvement?

June 30, 2015

Facing uncertainty about federal research funding, the U of Texas System builds a searchable database of faculty members to help bring in more investments from the private sector.

June 30, 2015

Council of Graduate Schools survey shows 2 percent rise in international student applications, with more interest from India but drops in applications from China and for business degrees. Survey includes a first breakdown of applications by degree level.

June 30, 2015

Jimmie Bruce, vice president of academic success at Northwest Vista College, in Texas, has been chosen as president of Eastern Gateway Community College, in Ohio. Mary Schmidt Campbell, dean emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts and university professor in the New York University's Department of Art and Public Policy, has been appointed president of Spelman College, in Georgia.

June 29, 2015

Northwest Nazarene stands behind elimination of job of tenured theologian, but will let him teach part-time for a few years. His supporters believe he is being punished for views on evolution and other issues.

June 29, 2015

Some experts see threat to tax-exempt status of institutions if they continue to bar same-sex relationships.

June 29, 2015

Indiana's Ivy Tech Community College is working to hold onto federal workforce development dollars as the state now uses graduation rates as an accountability measure, which the college feels is unfair.

June 29, 2015

A women's college is phasing out a weekend college that was once key to serving adult students -- and replacing it with a hybrid program.

June 29, 2015

The House and Senate both passed bills last week to set spending levels for key federal higher ed programs; a table compares them.

June 29, 2015

Arkansas State University is starting a bachelor of science program in social media management. Community College of Baltimore County is starting an associate degree in design, fabrication and advanced manufacturing.

June 26, 2015

Critics say proposed changes to accreditation standards for general education dilute the competencies that give U.S.-trained students a competitive edge. Accreditor, meanwhile, says new standards will lead to easier assessment of outcomes and more innovation in teaching.

June 26, 2015

Trustees at Benedictine University refused to let the monks who founded the university participate in a recent presidential search. Monks are suing, saying they're being improperly shut out of university affairs.

June 26, 2015

Author discusses new book about how historically black colleges have responded to discrimination, economic challenges and more.

June 26, 2015

At congressional hearing, officials at American institutions operating in China say that academic freedom is preserved.

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