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June 1, 2016
Faculty members at various institutions debate the pros and cons of shielding freshmen from themselves (or least their performance) in the form of "covered" or "shadow" grades on transcripts.

June 1, 2016
President leaves suddenly, after outsourcing deals that didn't work, enrollment declines and presidential house renovation that struck many as over the top. Then there was the olive jar.

June 1, 2016
Colleges that accommodate transgender students by letting them choose preferred names and pronouns find their efforts hindered by out-of-date software and federal reporting requirements.

June 1, 2016
The following colleges have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2016:

June 1, 2016
Report on study abroad scholarship program targeting low-income students finds that beneficiaries build on their experiences abroad in future academic choices.

May 31, 2016
New book unveils faculty-led effort to chart concepts and competencies students should learn in six academic disciplines, with plan to create standardized tests. Will faculty members warm to this version of "learning outcomes"?

May 31, 2016
Chancellor's smartphone action during recent graduation ceremony sparks conversation about academics' etiquette and netiquette (and lack thereof). 

May 31, 2016
New study says typical experience of those who enroll at for-profit colleges is a decline in earnings and a rise in debt.

May 31, 2016
Margaret Spellings, president of the University of North Carolina, pledges that campuses won't limit access for transgender students while lawsuits are pending.

May 31, 2016
University of Mississippi punishes itself for violating NCAA rules, including falsifying ACT scores for football recruits. 

May 31, 2016
On college campuses, voter turnout is low. But voting behavior varies widely across disciplines and regions, a new study finds.

May 27, 2016
Ken Starr resigns as president. University fires football coach. Analysis released by institution finds numerous cases in which it mishandled sexual violence involving football players.

May 27, 2016
As a model for a federal initiative, she points to a program she helped start in Arkansas.

May 27, 2016
Mainline Protestant theological schools are exploring mergers and campus sales as they feel a prolonged enrollment and financial pinch, but experts see smaller institutions bubbling up under different faiths.

May 27, 2016
Some British universities report that faculty job candidates don't want to commit until after the vote on the European Union.

May 27, 2016
This month's edition of The Pulse, marking the 10th anniversary of the podcast, features a history of the format and a how-to guide.

May 26, 2016
Recent incidents at DePaul and UC Irvine raise the question of what obligations a college has to make sure that protesters -- while objecting to an event -- can't shut it down or block its ideas from being heard.

May 26, 2016
Indiana U says important research on Alzheimer's disease is imperiled by new state abortion law.

May 26, 2016
More community colleges are moving away from relying on placement exams alone to figure out whether incoming students need remediation, but establishing a substitute system can be tricky.

May 26, 2016
University of Akron abandons its partnership with untested start-up company to provide "success coaches" after one year.

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