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Mar 31, 2015
San Francisco State bars use of university funds to travel to Indiana. Connecticut governor bars all public colleges (and other state agencies) from using state funds to do so. Do these moves raise academic freedom issues?

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Minor Details
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.

Minor Details
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.

Minor Details
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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June 27, 2011

Looking for savings, Tennessee State eliminates "low-producing" majors, including physics and Africana studies. Critics ask why a black college would cut such offerings.

May 27, 2011

U.S. Education Department expands on edict to colleges about not shutting out disabled students with technology.

May 25, 2011

Association's penalties for athletes' poor classroom performance particularly affect college sports' "have-nots" — especially black institutions.

May 24, 2011

State leaders who want to improve historically black colleges need to focus on students and budget fairness, not governance changes, writes James T. Minor.

May 23, 2011

Stanton L. Jones argues that Christian colleges that bar gay sex can still be supportive of gay students.

May 23, 2011

Colleges serving Asian-American students are now eligible for more federal grant programs.

May 17, 2011

U. of Washington aims to boost number of female professors in STEM fields by recruiting those in industry.

May 10, 2011

A chair at UC Davis steps down after inquiry into the way he responded to a student's pregnancy.

May 4, 2011

New Arizona law would bar public colleges and universities from applying anti-bias rules to religious groups or students.

May 2, 2011

Education Department's letter has prompted some colleges to speed up planned changes in procedures on sexual assaults.

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