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January 30, 2015
President pushes to create house system, ban hard alcohol and fight grade inflation -- all in the name of stopping "extreme behaviors."

January 30, 2015
The Education Department's ratings framework embraces the concept of adjusting outcomes for student demographics -- an approach that would be unusual for the federal government but that isn't without its critics.

January 30, 2015
Steven Salaita's long-anticipated lawsuit against the U. of Illinois includes a twist: in addition to administrators, he's suing the donors he says interfered in his job at the university.

January 30, 2015
Grinnell College and the University of Iowa announce a digital humanities partnership that may be a first for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

January 30, 2015
Lessons for British universities (and others) from a controversial and now abandoned effort to rebrand King's College London.

January 30, 2015
The Pulse podcast offers highlights from a regional conference on distance learning.

January 29, 2015
Carnegie Foundation releases its much-awaited report on the credit hour -- higher education's currency -- which disappoints some by not calling for different standard unit for learning.

January 29, 2015
Rutgers-Camden law dean calls out students for comments on women professors' attire in teaching evaluations.

January 29, 2015
White House's retreat on plan to hike taxes on college savings plans underscores support for higher education tax credits, which many researchers criticized as disproportionately helping the wealthy.

January 29, 2015
Healthy stock markets in the United States and abroad allowed colleges to spend more money from their endowment funds.

January 29, 2015
Federal appeals court says Case Western's medical school has right to revoke a degree over matters that go beyond purely academic performance.

January 29, 2015
New documentary on sex assault on campuses implies no college presidents would talk on camera. That's not true.

January 28, 2015
Governor Scott Walker wants to remove $300 million from university system, and offers campuses more autonomy in return. But higher ed leaders say the trade isn't nearly enough to offset the cuts.

January 28, 2015
Purdue's politician turned president wants a nationally normed measure of what students learn -- and he's tired of waiting. Professors want meaningful assessment but aren't sold on standardized exams.

January 28, 2015
Contributions to colleges and universities hit nearly $38 billion in 2014, making it the strongest year yet for charitable giving.

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