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August 12, 2016
New study documents continuing gaps (and some progress) in educational attainment of black and Latino students compared to white and Asian students. Another study suggests most people aren’t that worried about the issue.

August 12, 2016
Derek Brandes, vice president of instruction at Green River Community College, in Washington, has been chosen as president of Walla Walla Community College, also in Washington. Mark Ivester, vice president for economic development at North Georgia Technical College, has been promoted to president there.

August 11, 2016
The federal financial aid application now allows students to use existing federal tax data, designed to inform families earlier about their available aid. But student advocates say colleges may undercut progress by moving up their own deadlines for students.

August 11, 2016
New book criticizing a well-known professor of neuroscience at MIT who died this year sparks ire and an unusual public response from her colleagues.

August 11, 2016
New book explores how those at seven elite liberal arts colleges make decisions about academics, social life and more.

August 11, 2016
Analysis seeks to identify universities that will challenge the global status quo in higher education.

August 11, 2016
Mesa College, of the San Diego Community College District, is starting an associate degree in business for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges. Roberts Wesleyan College is starting a bachelor’s program in exercise science.

August 10, 2016
Traditional colleges including Northeastern University and Bellevue College are entering the coding boot camp market by partnering with boot camp providers or by creating their own programs.

August 10, 2016
Students who say colleges have mishandled sexual assault complaints demand on social media that colleges #JustSaySorry. Colleges have long been hesitant to apologize, even when found to be at fault.

August 10, 2016
The provost of Birmingham-Southern College, which has had a rough decade, talks with professors about the changing higher education environment, hoping the context will help them better understand the college's situation.

August 10, 2016
North Carolina tells the sports governance group that it does not have the authority to punish the university for academic fraud. Association may be heading for another fight with one of its high-profile members.

August 10, 2016
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Frostburg State University Shoshana Brassfield, philosophy Daniel Moorehead, sociology Jill Morris, English Jodi Nichols, educational professions Benjamin Norris, chemistry Beth Scarloss, educational professions John Stoothoff, educational professions Wenjuan Xu, computer science and information technologies Iona College

August 9, 2016
More colleges are issuing digital badges to help their students display skills to employers or graduate programs, and colleges are tapping vendor platforms to create a verified form of the alternative credentials.

August 9, 2016
U New Mexico says it's reopening an investigation into a professor suspended over sexual harassment findings and who was about to return to his duties -- after new reports emerge about the professor's conduct.

August 9, 2016
Moraine Valley Community College will stop offering sections of orientation course restricted to specific racial groups.

August 9, 2016
Scholar suggests competitive sports for professors.

August 9, 2016
Dana Cook Baer, interim provost and professor of criminal justice at Waynesburg University, in Pennsylvania, has been named provost on a permanent basis.

August 8, 2016
College of Charleston professor says he's been forced out of a job for refusing to list learning outcomes to please an accreditor. He's suing and says academic freedom is being violated.

August 8, 2016
Moraine Valley Community College limits enrollment in some sections of college success course to African-American students -- and raises eyebrows.

August 8, 2016
Michigan State has closed its women's lounge. A male professor at another university complained about it, but many female students at the university want it back.

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