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November 13, 2017
Recent closures make it more likely a trend of private college consolidation has started. Institutions feeling particular pressure are small colleges, those in the Midwest and Roman Catholic institutions located away from Catholic population centers.

November 13, 2017
What’s to be done about the numerous reports of faculty misconduct dating back years and even decades?

November 13, 2017
Open Doors survey shows declines in new international students starting in fall 2016, after years of growth. This fall universities report an average 7 percent decline in new international students.

November 13, 2017
Outside conference she helped organize, the noted philosophy and gender theorist was burned (as a witch) in effigy. She describes the opposition and the experience of being attacked in this way.

November 13, 2017
Senate Republicans' tax reform plan released last week leaves out many provisions of a House bill opposed by higher ed groups. But a proposal to tax income generated from licensing offers a new challenge for colleges and universities looking to protect their funding. 

November 13, 2017
California community colleges look to create a new statewide​, online-only college that will focus on helping adult students earn credentials.

November 10, 2017
Tax on wealthy private college endowments is included. Deductions for state and local taxes -- viewed as essential by public higher ed -- would be killed. Some other provisions of House bill opposed by colleges are not included.

November 10, 2017
Knox College pulls the plug on a planned production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan over concerns about race.

November 10, 2017
Survey suggests that students aren't the only ones who may have difficulty with free expression on campus. It turns out the public -- across party lines -- is conflicted as well.

November 10, 2017
After finding illegal discrimination against Maryland’s historically black colleges and their students, a judge orders a proposed fix. But it doesn’t include the controversial idea of transferring programs from traditionally white institutions.

November 10, 2017
President of higher ed research group documents white dominance in the academy and urges scholars to use their work to help disenfranchised people.

November 10, 2017
In a move that wouldn’t have been allowed a generation agomaybe "a generation ago" (since 2007 was  a decade ago and allowed then?) -sj--NR, a for-profit medical school is relocating from Dominica to Knoxville as its campus undergoes repairs from damage caused by Hurricane Maria. Other for-profit medical schools are already operating in the U.S.and maybe add: "Other for-profit medical schools are already operating in the U.S." -sj--NR

November 10, 2017
Black academics will outnumber white scholars in South African universities within the next decade as thousands of older white lecturers retire, research shows. At present, some 49 per cent of academics in South Africa are white compared with the 35 per cent of academics who are black, while another 10 per cent are of Indian descent, says a new demographic profile of the country’s 25 universities.

November 9, 2017
Professor’s essay about being harassed and raped by her late adviser sparks calls for public acknowledgment of the reasons for his past suspension from Stanford and the renaming of a disciplinary society mentorship award that bore his name.

November 9, 2017
States lack coordination and clarity, according to survey finding more than two-thirds of respondents reported no unified approach to address affordability.

November 9, 2017
St. Gregory's, an Oklahoma institution founded in 1875, will end operations at end of the semester.

November 9, 2017
After spending half a billion dollars to keep former Corinthian Colleges campuses afloat, the nonprofit ECMC Group’s Zenith Education will close all but three.

November 9, 2017
Scholars are planning an alternative site on which to network and share work.

November 9, 2017
As protests unfolded at universities across the Northeast, graduate students seeking union recognition face an NLRB that might no longer be sympathetic to their cause.

November 8, 2017
A nonpartisan watchdog group is questioning whether City Colleges of Chicago is misleading the public with proclamations of dramatic graduation rate increases.

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