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February 12, 2018
Two professors on different campuses used the N-word last week. One was suspended and one was backed by his institution, demonstrating academe's continually fraught relationship with the term.

February 12, 2018
Marymount California suddenly replaces its leader -- and cleanses mentions of him from its website -- in his second year. Reasons why are murky.

February 12, 2018
New analysis says that students in certificate programs gain more economically from attending public institutions -- or no institution at all -- than for-profits.

February 12, 2018
Federal appeals court rules in favor of Miami University student who allegedly committed sexual assault.

February 9, 2018
NSF starts requiring that institutions report findings of harassment and suspensions in its funded labs and field sites, and reminds institutions that it can pull funding where necessary.

February 9, 2018
Transfer rates at North Carolina's Stanly Community College increased after the college made the simple grading change of no longer awarding D's.

February 9, 2018
Instructor suspended after using slur. Does it matter if he was singing along to a song a student played in class?

February 9, 2018
Under potential new policy, student groups at the University of Minnesota could be held responsible if their individual members break the rules. Critics see problems in the potential for collective punishment.

February 9, 2018
French president's alma mater sees surge in international applications.

February 9, 2018
Andreas Cangellaris, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost there.

February 8, 2018
Senate budget agreement lifts spending caps in ways that could enable significant gains in spending on research and student aid. But no solution is provided for undocumented students.

February 8, 2018
Two major journals experiment with "registered reports," agreeing to publish articles based on their design and potential significance, not their results. Could this be a model for others, and one solution to the reproducibility crisis?

February 8, 2018
Author discusses his new book, which combines intellectual history with a case for open access.

February 8, 2018
First-generation college students are less likely to persist and graduate than are children of college-educated parents, a national study finds.

February 8, 2018
Universities are turning to secret shoppers, not to spy on competitors, but to keep tabs on third-party vendors that run key functions like admissions.

February 8, 2018
Citadel: Lieutenant General John Rosa, who is retiring as the college's president. College of Charleston: Matt Czuchry, the actor; Bruce Howe Hendricks, a federal judge; and Brian Rutenberg, an artist.

February 7, 2018
New data suggest that STEM majors are not the only route to success.

February 7, 2018
Higher education groups forcefully criticize House GOP's plan to reshape the federal student aid system and how it holds colleges accountable.

February 7, 2018
Author discusses new book on what he views as the dangers of an obsession with numbers in analyzing admissions, academic success, faculty productivity and more in higher education.

February 7, 2018
Though University of Texas at Austin called getting rid of fees for counseling "a new investment" in mental health, few institutions charge students for these visits.

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