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August 18, 2015
With a deal to limit Iran's nuclear program and relieve sanctions pending, U.S. universities look ahead to new possibilities for cooperation. But even as institutions contemplate sending students there, some flag safety and human rights concerns.

August 18, 2015
How should parents prepare children for college? In a new book, a former college president takes a look at programs and resources at five different institutions to find out what students need and what parents should do during the first year of college.

August 18, 2015
Beloit releases its annual "mind-set list" to remind us that this year's batch of new students don't remember Princess Diana, Jacques Cousteau or a world without Google.

August 17, 2015
Henderson State University bars pants that fall too far below the waist. Students say the rule is unfair to African-Americans.

August 17, 2015
Controversy over Planned Parenthood leads to new scrutiny of faculty members' research with fetal tissue -- including one professor-turned-presidential candidate who is anti-abortion.

August 17, 2015
Ashland University eliminates faculty jobs -- including those of some with tenure -- to free up funds for new programs, deferred maintenance and faculty raises.

August 17, 2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is launching an investigation into Bridgepoint Education and Ashford University's student lending practices.

August 17, 2015
Republicans and Bernie Sanders responded to Hillary Clinton's college debt plan, and their campaigns turned to Twitter to tussle in the 140-character format.

August 14, 2015
Amid talk of higher education's possible disruption and unbundling, the Association of American Colleges & Universities stakes out an aggressive middle ground. Are people listening?

August 14, 2015
Education Department will stop giving colleges information from federal form about students' college preferences, which critics said disadvantaged some students during the admissions and financial aid process.

August 14, 2015
Seven major universities plan to create the University Learning Store, a joint web portal for microcredentials, featuring online content, assessments and tutoring.

August 14, 2015
How a biotech professor found himself in the middle of a firestorm over ethics in research and outreach about genetically modified foods.

August 14, 2015
Most college websites include basic information about campus sexual assault policies, a new study says, but the information is often bare-bones and difficult to locate.

August 13, 2015
University of Illinois board rejects $400,000 deal under which Phyllis Wise resigned as chancellor at Urbana-Champaign, and instead moves to fire her.

August 13, 2015
A last-minute wording change in Hillary Clinton's higher education plan about online programs draws criticism from distance learning experts.

August 13, 2015
University quits Christian college group because it didn't kick out two members that have decided to permit the hiring of faculty members in same-sex marriages. Others may follow.

August 13, 2015
Michigan's community colleges have found success in tapping an unusual funding mechanism to partner with local employers to train new employees.

August 13, 2015
Having more women on committees that select academics for jobs does not increase the chances for female candidates and may actually do the opposite, according to a study of Italian and Spanish universities.

August 12, 2015
NCAA rules about "cost of attendance" create a new way for universities to compete for athletes, but these changes in financial aid calculations don't appear to be helping non-athletes.

August 12, 2015
Wisconsin legislators ponder merging state's two-year college systems. Some faculty are concerned a merger would threaten the systems' different missions and damage general education.

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