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Survey Finds Employer Confidence in College Grads

American Association of Colleges and Universities report finds employers see value in degrees and favor graduates who’ve been exposed to a wide range of viewpoints.

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South Dakota College Proposes Cannabis Education Requirement

Voters approved medical cannabis in the state in 2020, but the industry still has critics. Can an education program for marijuana dispensary workers improve the industry’s credibility?

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WVU Abandons Award-Winning Global Education

In cutting foreign language programs, West Virginia closes doors for its students and undermines the purpose of the university, Neil B. Weissman writes.

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The First 3-Year Degree Programs Win Approval

BYU-Idaho and Ensign College will launch truncated bachelor’s degree programs next spring after getting the go-ahead from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

UW Oshkosh Sends Grads Belated $8K Bill

Seven recent graduates of the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh are facing steep bills after a coding error that led...
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Promising, Then Revoking, ‘Forever’ Alumni Status for Certificate Grads

University of Southern California tentatively settles false advertising lawsuit by graduates of certificate programs, raising issues of how colleges value different students.

Brandeis, Long Linked to Leonard Bernstein, to End Music Ph.D. Programs

Brandeis University will put its two doctoral programs in music composition and theory and in musicology on hiatus with plans...
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The Push for a 3-Year Bachelor’s Degree

Representatives from a dozen colleges met at Georgetown University last week to discuss three-year bachelor’s degree pilot programs. Their ambitions are grand, but the future is uncertain.