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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.

June 26, 2015
In Germany, university students who delay their work are more likely than others to lie about it and to engage in other forms of academic misconduct, study finds.

June 25, 2015
Federal accountability system won't compare colleges or assign scores, as Obama sought, but will instead be a data-rich, consumer-facing tool on access, affordability and performance.

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