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May 19, 2016
The following colleges have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2016:

May 18, 2016
Republican lawmakers back bill that would substantially cut tuition and revenue, and seek more student diversity, at five system campuses, four of which are minority-serving institutions.

May 18, 2016
Professor accused of using a slur -- not against an individual -- during a well-intentioned but ill-received classroom discussion about race fails to earn reappointment to tenure track.

May 18, 2016
Obama administration releases final rules to require new payments for many employees. Regulations make clear that higher ed employees considered teachers will continue to be exempt. Postdoc pay could be key issue going forward.

May 18, 2016
Website pokes fun at administrative bloat by generating endless job titles and inflated salaries.

May 18, 2016
University of Delaware gives the provost more control over the Faculty Senate, and says that professors will now advise on some areas they had previously controlled.

May 18, 2016
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Centre College James Bloom, art history Robert Bosco, international studies Jennifer Goetz, psychology Lee Jefferson, religion Benjamin Knoll, politics Stacey Peebles, English Fairfield University

May 17, 2016
At Dartmouth, an Asian-American professor receives unanimous English department backing and is rejected at higher levels. The same happened to a black historian at the college. Many see a disturbing pattern.

May 17, 2016
Law professors issue joint letter saying Education Department guidance to colleges goes too far and poses risks to the rights of accused and of institutions.

May 17, 2016
Amherst College's president talks about adding more community college transfers after receiving an award for supporting low-income students.

May 17, 2016
New twist in the debate over unpaid internships is whether colleges should charge tuition for them.

May 17, 2016
Community college experts team up to develop a guide to help colleges and universities build success transfer pathways and increase bachelor's completion.

May 17, 2016
Lorin Basden Arnold, dean of the College of Communication and Creative Arts at Rowan University, in New Jersey, has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

May 16, 2016
Private colleges and universities are trying new strategies after discount rates rose to unseen levels yet again.

May 16, 2016
Since Wednesday, students have occupied part of humanities college at Seattle University, demanding shifts in curriculum and resignation of dean alleged to have used slur to refer to book title.

May 16, 2016
Conference at Georgetown U discusses how to train future ed-tech leaders and whether creating a new discipline is the answer.

May 16, 2016
Too often, service learning prioritizes students over the people with whom they work, Randy Stoecker argues in a new book.

May 16, 2016
ACT accuses College Board of jumping the gun in explaining how to compare scores on the new SAT. Many debate impact of seemingly higher SAT scores under new test.

May 13, 2016
Campaign co-chair describes ideas being prepared for fall campaign. Among them: getting government out of student lending, requiring colleges to share in risk of loans, discouraging borrowing by liberal arts majors and moving OCR to Justice Department.

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