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June 20, 2017
Colleges and universities turn to experienced presidents in times of pressure, curtailing gains in diversity, study finds.

June 20, 2017
Scholar who is popular speaker nationwide is ousted from center directorship and resigns faculty job at Ohio State, amid allegations of misconduct.

June 20, 2017
Claude Pressnell, apparent choice as assistant secretary for postsecondary education, removes himself from consideration, further stalling efforts to fill leadership ranks at the Education Department.

June 20, 2017
News that Oregon State’s top pitcher was a sex offender startled the community and prompted questions: How closely should institutions monitor sexual assault convictions by their athletes?

June 20, 2017
College of Saint Rose is starting a master’s program in business analytics. Guilford College is starting an undergraduate major in public health.

June 19, 2017
Professor’s essay about the original color of classical statues is mocked by conservative websites -- and then she receives online threats.

June 19, 2017
AAUP, with some dissent, lifts censure of Illinois over Salaita case. Spalding U and Community College of Aurora are added for what association sees as violations of academic freedom.

June 19, 2017
University of Dayton reports strong results for first class graduating under a financial aid plan keeping students' net tuition stable for four years, but considerable risks mean the idea might not always transfer well.

June 19, 2017
Essay argues the age of big data is the time for professors to reconsider their reliance on the anti-plagiarism business.

June 19, 2017
OCR issues new guidance that clear way for investigating some cases of transgender bias, but advocates for transgender students say the document is inadequate.

June 16, 2017
Despite recent criticism of student reviews of faculty members, there is a system that’s working, AAUP conference is told.

June 16, 2017
Head basketball coach at Louisville, where program paid escorts to strip and perform sex acts for recruits, will be suspended for five games. The university says the punishment -- seen by some experts as a slap on the wrist -- is too harsh and intends to appeal.

June 16, 2017
To distress of advocates, Education Department tells civil rights investigators to focus on individual complaints -- and not automatically go beyond them -- in looking for history of discrimination at institutions.

June 16, 2017
Adolescents who see widespread layoffs around them as they grow up are less likely to enroll in college -- even if no one in their family loses a job.

June 16, 2017
A new executive order from the White House seeks to expand apprenticeships and open the door to a larger role for industry groups and alternative education providers.

June 16, 2017
But avoid legislation that would cap bachelor’s degree programs and create new oversight board.

June 15, 2017
Trump administration will suspend borrower defense and renegotiate gainful employment, two Obama administration rules aimed at reining in for-profit colleges. Moves draw rebukes from Democrats and student advocates.  

June 15, 2017
Move -- by 2-to-1 margin -- follows several years of heated debates at association’s annual meetings.

June 15, 2017
MIT students reported that taking course online -- instead of same course on campus -- was less stressful than their in-person classes.

June 15, 2017
Bill would require the state’s public universities to release data on credit acceptance for transfer students as well as graduation rates for those students.

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