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May 5, 2015
U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign partners with massive open online course provider Coursera to launch a low-cost online M.B.A.

May 5, 2015
A new report suggests that while growing personnel and construction costs are a factor in the rising price of public higher education, a decline in state funding is the real culprit. 

May 5, 2015
Kaplan University creates new "competency reports" for all 45,000 students, a move that adds momentum, and risks, for competency-based education's spread. 

May 4, 2015
Though protected by the First Amendment, protests involving stepping on the American flag create furors at colleges.

May 4, 2015
Duke punishes, but lets return to campus, the student who placed a noose on a tree. In student's apology, he claims ignorance of the meaning of a noose -- an explanation that only some on campus accept.

May 4, 2015
Smith College will now accept transgender applicants who identify as women. Will other women's colleges follow?

May 4, 2015
Author discusses her new book on the role and long-term impact of Native American mascots of college teams.

May 4, 2015
Australia considers whether the quest for tuition revenue from abroad is eroding standards.

May 1, 2015
As more men turn to Title IX to defend themselves from sexual assault accusations by their colleges, they find long odds against them. As a result, some turn to OCR.

May 1, 2015
Hiring faculty around interdisciplinary themes appears to have a positive impact on diversity and scholarship, report finds.

May 1, 2015
Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Independent, enters Democratic presidential race with a pitch for his free tuition plan, possibly putting some pressure on Hillary Clinton's left flank.

May 1, 2015
Coalition is forming to rally businesses, foundations and other groups behind a national free community college plan. And supporters say they realize the idea may not come to fruition this year.

May 1, 2015
Carrying out Obama directive to boost income-based repayment, Education Department panel endorses plan that will be available to all direct loan borrowers, regardless of when they incurred the debt. 

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