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Mar 19, 2015
Photograph of U.Va. student leader, after encounter with state police, renews debate about race and law enforcement.

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January 23, 2013 - 10:04pm

When parents, teachers, lawmakers and communities debate over which part of the American education system should receive the most scrutiny or support, adult education, specifically General Educational Development (GED),  is rarely in contention. Conceptually adult education programs serve those who depart school without diplomas and are now seeking a credential to access the workforce or postsecondary opportunities.

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September 13, 2012 - 9:21pm

Over the past couple of years the censoring of self-expression has been a hot topic on many campuses. Recently the media washed ashore a new wave of controversy concerning Hampton University’s business school policy that restricts MBA students from wearing their hair in locs (or what is more commonly referred to as “Dread-locs”). This comes on the heels of the brouhaha that developed following the implementation of a written dress code policy at Morehouse College.

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August 21, 2012 - 10:18am

In recent years the higher education community has focused more on the role institutions’ play in student success. For a long time the blame for failure has been laid squarely at the feet of students.  If a student dropped out of college it was assumed that they were unmotivated, under-prepared, or lacked the aptitude required to be a college graduate.  The fact that dropouts were admitted meant that they somehow fell through an admissions crack undetected.

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May 29, 2012

New study -- in challenge to a 2007 finding -- says black graduates of historically black colleges fare better in their careers than do those who earn degrees from other institutions.

 

May 25, 2012

Jennifer Braly, a transgendered student who is a junior at U. of Arkansas-Fort Smith, is now allowed to use female restrooms. Advocates say colleges have been too slow to accommodate such students.

May 14, 2012

An underground group at Biola U. goes public with fliers and a website. The university removes the fliers but also issues a new statement on human sexuality.

May 4, 2012

Nondiscrimination policies like Vanderbilt University's that define who can lead student groups are evidence less of a campus "war on God" than of the tyranny of "inclusion," writes Louis Betty.

May 2, 2012

Should college faculties ever vote to take collective stands on political issues? A debate at William Mitchell raises the question.

April 30, 2012

Nearly 30 percent of the operating budget of the Teaching Academy at New Mexico State University comes from money donated by faculty members.

April 17, 2012

Supreme Court will decide on whether less expensive, foreign-made editions of textbooks can be lawfully sold to thrifty U.S. students.

April 10, 2012

The longer students are in college, the less likely they are to be interested in promoting understanding across lines of race and ethnicity, study finds.

April 2, 2012

North Carolina colleges have emerged as centers of dissent as the state debates a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages and unions.

March 28, 2012

U. of Texas at Austin student paper faces viral backlash over cartoon on Trayvon Martin.

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