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December 5, 2014
As voters and politicians in California's expensive Bay Area push higher minimum wages, at least two public universities aren't paying it.

December 4, 2014
White House again convenes hundreds of college leaders for a summit on low-income students. This time around administration broadens guest list -- and throws in tickets to National Christmas Tree lighting. 

December 4, 2014
A bullet goes through through the front door of a Texas community college board member's home. Is it because he is critical of the administration and his fellow board members?

December 4, 2014
Anthropologists discuss student debt and other concerns about the "commodification" of higher education, and debate role of faculty members in reform efforts.

December 4, 2014
Wake Forest University encourages students to de-stress by taking quick naps in its library. It's one of many ways colleges are trying to reduce the anxiety felt by their students.

December 4, 2014
President of Nanyang Technological University urges Western academics not to take a "normative approach" on universities in Singapore.

December 3, 2014
The University of Alabama at Birmingham cites costs as it ends its football program in one of the country's most football-friendly states.

December 3, 2014
Back-to-back essays by two Vassar professors, one of them a former dean, renew a debate about treatment of minority faculty members.

December 3, 2014
U. of Oregon graduate teaching assistants walk out, with end of semester looming, after failed negotiations over paid leave. 

December 3, 2014
Illinois leads list of states where community colleges already get only a single-digit percentage of their budgets from the state, and more cuts may be on the way.

December 3, 2014
Kean U. issues a full argument on behalf of an expensive purchase. Are you convinced?

December 2, 2014
Elite research universities, which have been leaders in exporting modular courses and resources to other colleges, are considering using them at their own campuses.

December 2, 2014
Over Thanksgiving weekend two college students were killed in cases of domestic abuse, which, while not as frequently discussed as sexual assault, remains a serious problem on college campuses.

December 2, 2014
While college leaders elsewhere who recently pushed civility faced a backlash, U. of Wisconsin Madison faculty approves policy against bullying.

December 2, 2014
U. of Virginia president, in outlining institution's response to a national problem, talks about gender and drinking, but does so without blaming women.

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