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July 9, 2015

Obama's plan lives on, with newly proposed federal legislation. But the real action is happening in states and cities, most notably with Oregon following Tennessee's lead with a statewide version.

July 9, 2015

At conference on overseas admissions, discussions focus on whether widespread reports about application fraud are leaving those who are honest feeling they have to cheat.

July 9, 2015

College backs away from mandatory notice on syllabus of graphic novel course that offended one student and her parents.

July 9, 2015

The foundation's first higher education policy proposal aims to simplify the financial aid process for students while satisfying college and state concerns about getting rid of too much information.

July 9, 2015

Martin O'Malley introduces his plan for debt-free college by talking about how much he and his wife borrowed for their oldest two children. The total left student aid experts shaking their heads.

July 8, 2015

Some people aren't waiting patiently for colleges to rename buildings or remove statues of racist figures of the Southern past. Is spray paint the appropriate tool? Some experts predict a rise in "historical guerrilla warfare."

July 8, 2015

On Reddit, the "Wild West" of social networks, individual scholars and publishers find authenticity helps in establishing a presence.

July 8, 2015

Moody's reports find fiscal stress generally moderating for higher education institutions in 2014, but 1 in 5 colleges remain vulnerable. The have/have-not gap widens.

July 8, 2015

Education Department issues new guidance on when guaranty agencies should oppose borrowers pursuing loan discharge in bankruptcy court; consumer advocates say it will provide little help.

July 8, 2015

George Washington University is starting a doctorate in educational science. Illinois Institute of Technology is starting a master of technological entrepreneurship program. Kennebec Valley Community College is starting an associate in applied science degree in sustainable design build.

July 7, 2015

As institutions struggle with enrollment and money, more join forces or consider doing so. But sometimes a merger is really more of an absorption.

July 7, 2015

U.S. Army quietly shuts down Human Terrain System, which placed anthropologists and other scholars with military units in Iraq and Afghanistan and set off huge debate over scholarly ethics.

July 7, 2015

A New Jersey lawmaker is proposing a lottery that would clear student loan debt of the winners. But critics say the lottery isn't a viable solution for those hoping to pay off their debt in a reasonable amount of time.

July 7, 2015

In two states where legislators have clashed with trustees, lawmakers want to mandate training for board members.

July 7, 2015

Darren Divine, vice president for academic affairs/acting vice president of student affairs at the Community College of Southern Nevada, has been selected as president of Casper College, in Wyoming. Julio Frenk, dean of faculty at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, has been appointed president of the University of Miami.

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