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June 16, 2015
A coalition of disability studies scholars formulate guidelines to help publishers produce accessible books.

June 15, 2015
Elizabeth Warren and Chris Christie both made statements last week that luxury college amenities like lazy rivers and climbing walls are driving up the cost of college. Are the claims true?

June 15, 2015
Academics weigh in on the curious case of Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who allegedly passed as a black instructor of African-American studies for five years.

June 15, 2015
Federal study showing that 20 percent of college women were sexually assaulted has been widely questioned, but a new national study has the same finding.

June 15, 2015
Association's annual meeting on academic freedom issues features a debate on whether Steven Salaita's rights were violated and consensus that Wisconsin politicians are undermining their university system.

June 15, 2015
Author discusses new book in which he argues that institutions can hold themselves to higher levels of accountability and inclusivity.

June 12, 2015
Lumina Foundation creates a group to develop a framework and common language for the growing number of credentials, which range from degrees to alternative forms like badges and industry certifications.

June 12, 2015
Should faculty members be concerned if administrators check references who were not supplied by job candidates?

June 12, 2015
Governor, in education speech at Iowa State U, says some colleges are "drunk" on spending. But he also endorses more support for federal aid programs.

June 12, 2015
Federal spending has overtaken state spending as the main source of public funding in higher education.

June 12, 2015
Some of the top poverty scholars in northern regions are now working with emerging academics from more southern countries, in hopes of expanding research on poverty.

June 11, 2015
Senator Elizabeth Warren, an influential progressive voice among Democrats, lays out her vision for accomplishing debt-free college. It will take a drastic overhaul of higher education policy, she says.

June 11, 2015
Employers and community colleges team up to design new courses and alternative credentials that attempt to close the skills gap by better preparing students for jobs.

June 11, 2015
Critics are calling a new U of Florida admissions effort a "bait and switch," but officials say its purpose has been misunderstood. maybe make headline edgier? make main hed: "'Gater From the Get-Go'/Is for Most a No-Go" and then: "Critics are calling a new U of Florida online effort a "bait and switch,"  but officials say its aims have been misunderstood and that effort will grow." or something like that? -sj *Still thinking about headline -CS*

June 11, 2015
The president and five trustees resign, saying their vision for the embattled college is substantially different than that of the rest of the board.

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