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October 5, 2015
The Anna Stubblefield case captivated academics when news first broke. But with her conviction of sexual assault of an intellectually disabled man, scholars disagree as to significance of case for disability studies.

October 5, 2015
Study agrees with conventional wisdom that they earn less majors in other fields, but challenges idea that they gain little (financially) from their degrees.

October 2, 2015
At least 10 die and seven more are injured in shooting at Oregon's Umpqua Community College. It was the third-deadliest mass shooting ever at a college campus.

October 2, 2015
In light of a recent high-profile faculty resignation at Phoenix College, some are asking why other professors asked to sign loyalty oaths don't object.

October 2, 2015
At admissions meeting, high school counselors say a common practice is out of control and deans who abandoned the practice are cheered.

October 2, 2015
Obama administration backs a legislative effort to make it easier for private student loans to be discharged in bankruptcy, a change long sought by consumer and student advocates.

October 2, 2015
After questions about her own ethnic status, official named to lead college's program for Native American students will not take the position.

October 2, 2015
At the Generation Study Abroad summit, a shared goal is to increase -- and diversify -- the pool of American students going overseas.

October 1, 2015
The share of students defaulting on their federal loans within three years fell this year, as the Obama administration again made a controversial tweak to the default rates in ways that helped some colleges.

October 1, 2015
Study suggests open-access journals with questionable peer-review and marketing processes now publish hundreds of thousands of articles a year, a huge jump in only a few years.

October 1, 2015
After three universities rescind honorary degrees they awarded to Bill Cosby, 23 other institutions mull whether to follow suit.

October 1, 2015
A federal appeals court backs ruling that NCAA violates antitrust laws with limits on athlete compensation, but rejects allowing athletes to receive up to $5,000 a year in pay.

October 1, 2015
Two new reports raise concerns about attempts “to silence advocacy for Palestinian rights” on campuses.

October 1, 2015
Oct. 1, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors examined the views of enrollment officials on topics such as meddling from higher-ups, the pressure to build a class, affirmative action, debt, out-of-state recruiting, viewing applicants' disciplinary records and more. Like Inside Higher Ed's other surveys, this study was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Thursday, Oct. 15, Inside Higher Ed presented a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. A copy of the webinar can be viewed here.  The Inside Higher Ed survey of admissions directors was made possible in part by advertising from ELS Educational Services, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Liaison International.

September 30, 2015
Arizona is surprised to find out it still requires professors to sign a statement that was common in McCarthy era. And a community college loses an adjunct who was its star professor.

September 30, 2015
Under pressure from its governing board the University of Iowa is leveraging financial aid to increase resident enrollment. And as competition for the state's students is increasing, the number of college-bound Iowans is not -- causing concern among Iowa's private colleges. 

September 30, 2015
Colleges are searching for new ways to communicate with students electronically. Could texting be the answer?

September 30, 2015
New penalties over academic fraud are only the most recent in Southern Methodist's history of breaking NCAA rules. Among the guilty: the university's renowned basketball coach, and a former official responsible for compliance with the rules.

September 30, 2015
Number of undergraduates earning a first college credential falls as economy rebounds, according to new National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report.

September 30, 2015
Armed with a new report outlining student loan servicing problems, the consumer bureau says it's exploring tougher new regulation of the industry.

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