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April 3, 2015
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: College of Saint Rose Eurie Dahn, English Amina Eladdadi, mathematics Laura Smith Kinney, mathematics Scott Lemieux, political science Michael Lister, choral/music Andrea Martone, teacher education Michelle McAnuff-Gumbs, literacy Robert Owens Jr., communication sciences and disorders James Teresco, computer science St. Norbert College

April 2, 2015
News of what the University of Houston will pay the actor Matthew McConaughey renews the debate about the expense of celebrities at graduation.

April 2, 2015
An updated study of massive open online courses from Harvard U. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds diverse learner populations and interests -- and the need for more research.

April 2, 2015
An anonymous letter allegedly written by faculty members at Vanderbilt U. is circulating, detailing concerns about the leadership of the chancellor.

April 2, 2015
A new book from researchers at the Community College Research Center posits that the "guided pathways" approach of program development will lead to better outcomes at institutions. 

April 2, 2015
Experts consider implications of government officials' statements about the need for universities to reject Western values.

April 2, 2015
Baldwin Wallace University has started an undergraduate major in arts management and entrepreneurship. Central Michigan University is starting an academic minor in leadership in student affairs. Georgia Regents University is starting a doctoral degree in applied health sciences.

April 1, 2015
College leaders have gotten speedier and more severe in taking action against students linked to racist incidents. Critics fear due process is being eroded.

April 1, 2015
Apart from cases such as Oral Roberts U.'s smartwatch pilot, experiments with the "internet of things" are still years away at most colleges and universities -- but questions about privacy and cheating remain.

April 1, 2015
Massachusetts faculty union fights to enforce a contract cap on part-time faculty, while other adjunct advocates see little value in such efforts.

April 1, 2015
The number of students refusing to repay the loans they took out to attend a for-profit college swells to 100 -- and meeting with U.S. officials gives them a boost.

March 31, 2015
Former Phi Theta Kappa members accuse the community college honors society's leader of discrimination and sexual harassment, provoking an investigation and concerned letters from two college presidents.

March 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?

March 31, 2015
After years of having one of the most highly subsidized athletics departments, a universitywide panel at Rutgers pushes reforms that would end contributions from student fees and the university.

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