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October 16, 2015
New paper details extent of a grant program that linked funds to courses that were required to teach Ayn Rand.

October 16, 2015
A new marketing drive at Ithaca College emphasizes the overall student experience rather than individual programs. Marketing experts say this is a smart move, but some faculty members fear it's too generic.

October 16, 2015
CUNY plans to expand program that has led to unprecedented increases in graduation at Bronx Community College. Goal is for 50 percent completion rate at institution that serves largely minority, low-income population.

October 16, 2015
Students are an important demographic, but what they see of the election right now depends a lot on where they go to college. Sanders and Clinton camps are both making the youth vote a target. And yes, there are Students for Trump chapters, but they're not huge (and maybe they aren't all serious).

October 16, 2015
Board chair of U of British Columbia resigns as the university releases an investigative report into "a cascading series of events" triggered by his phone call to a faculty member.

October 15, 2015
When Berkeley didn't fire an astronomer it found to have mistreated female students for years, his colleagues took steps to force him out.

October 15, 2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau files an investigative demand with a national accreditor that recognizes hundreds of for-profits.

October 15, 2015
Female academics are frequently blocked from international work, and the problem isn't children, study finds.

October 15, 2015
Critics say NCAA decision to allow football player to auction off his jersey for charity points to arbitrary nature of the association's stance on players making money from their own "name and likeness."

October 15, 2015
Case Western Reserve University is starting a master of science in management, with a focus on business analytics. Elizabethtown College has started a bachelor’s degree in interfaith leadership studies. Johns Hopkins University is starting, at its Bologna campus, a master's program in global risk.

October 14, 2015
Most faculty members are concerned about recent attacks on scholars on social media, and say colleges can do more to promote civil discourse online. Others are second-guessing how active they should be online.

October 14, 2015
Education Department will open up federal aid to a limited number of partnerships between colleges and boot camps and MOOC providers, with a secondary goal of testing new forms of accreditation.

October 14, 2015
A new book argues that colleges of all kinds need to help their students better prepare for the world of work. A Q&A with the book's author, Peter Stokes.

October 14, 2015
More than 100 college counselors at Jesuit high schools urge group seeking to reform admissions process to rethink its plans and push back scheduled start for new system.

October 14, 2015
Oct. 14, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology explored the views of instructors (and campus administrators who oversee digital learning) on a range of timely issues. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On Nov. 12, Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and Carl Straumsheim conducted a webinar analyzing the survey's findings and answering readers' questions. To view the webinar, please click here. The survey was made possible in part by financial support from Mediasite, the Learning House and Academic Partnerships.

October 13, 2015
Why is Berkeley getting rid of a popular mathematics instructor who seems to be achieving more student success than others without dreaded homework or quizzes?

October 13, 2015
As Democrats pitch various "free" college plans to voters this year, some also encourage or require that students work in exchange for those new benefits.

October 13, 2015
When it comes to judging evidence of gender bias in the sciences, is gender bias at play? A study involving university faculty members suggests it is.

October 13, 2015
Colleges that jumped on the MOOC bandwagon early on are looking to expand their efforts. Why are many of the ones that started with Coursera turning to edX?

October 13, 2015
Hassan Rashid Al-Derham, vice president for research at Qatar University, has been promoted to president there. Stuart R. Bell, executive vice president and provost at Louisiana State University, has been chosen as president of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.

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