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May 17, 2017
U of Illinois research institute agreed to host James Watson. But it called off the event after faculty members cited his comments on race, intelligence and geography.

May 17, 2017
Burlington College closed last year, but controversy still swirls over reports of a federal investigation into land deal by a former president, Jane Sanders, wife of Bernie -- an investigation allegedly sparked by a prominent Republican.

May 17, 2017
College announces layoffs (likely including tenured professors) and plans for curricular reform -- amid a deficit that has grown to $9 million.

May 17, 2017
Former officials raise concerns over whether for-profit law school's response to loss of federal aid funds denies students options while protecting parent institution from liability.

May 17, 2017
Graduate student who is subject of Title IX critic Laura Kipnis's new book sues for defamation and invasion of privacy.

May 17, 2017
Support for vocational education is crossing the partisan divide, with growing calls for a policy focus on apprenticeships and education programs that don't feature the four-year degree.

May 16, 2017
At Spalding U, a white faculty member complained that nonwhite colleagues were left out of warnings that they could have been in danger. AAUP objects to the university's response: firing the professor who complained.

May 16, 2017
Bipartisan group of senators wants to end ban on collecting data many say would help students and the public judge colleges. Opponents appear unmoved, citing privacy concerns.

May 16, 2017
Colleges in the U.S. -- at least for now -- are reporting few incidents related to WannaCry, the attack that knocked out services and systems worldwide. Brazosport was hit.

May 16, 2017
Officials at Parkland College in Illinois await a judge’s decision on whether a newly elected college board member can keep her job as a faculty member.

May 16, 2017
Amid pressures to increase revenues and international enrollments, some universities move to establish high schools for international students on their campuses.

May 16, 2017
This month’s edition of the Pulse podcast presents a scenario of a technology-enhanced future for education.

May 15, 2017
The average first-time, full-time tuition discount rate edged even closer to 50 percent in 2016-17 as net tuition revenue and enrollment struggled.

May 15, 2017
Critics of proposed legislation to ensure First Amendment rights at Wisconsin public universities say it could backfire and limit expression. Requirement for political neutrality alarms professors and administrators alike.

May 15, 2017
College announces sanctions against 19 more students over their roles in disruption of Charles Murray lecture. Some professors -- at Middlebury and elsewhere -- continue to question whether punishment is appropriate.

May 15, 2017
Texas Southern withdraws invitation to Senator John Cornyn, as students and faculty members ask why black colleges invite politicians with records they think go against their interests.

May 15, 2017
Citing a shrinking talent pool and a retirement boom, a panel of campus leaders convened by the Aspen Institute lays out what the changing job requires and who might fill it.

May 15, 2017
Christopher M. Fiorentino, interim president and vice president for external operations at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, has been chosen as president there. Roxanne Gonzales, executive dean of Venango College at Clarion University, in Pennsylvania, has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at New Mexico Highlands University.

May 12, 2017
Twenty-one scholars publish call to reject popular measures and ordinal rankings -- and to replace them with more meaningful tools for comparisons.

May 12, 2017
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire policy will require all faculty and staff members to work toward equity, diversity and inclusion, for consideration in their evaluations. It's controversial, but proponents say it's an efficient way to put values into action.

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