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Fund-Raising the Bar

Vanderbilt has seen average student debt decline due to “singular focus” on fund raising for need-based financial aid, a potential model for other universities. Hopkins has taken similar approach.

Ed Department v. TICAS

The Institute for College Access and Success is fighting federal investigators on their request for e-mail transcripts relating to for-profit regulations.

Can Poli Sci Do Politics?

Senate vote to bar support from the NSF has many scholars wondering whether their discipline needs a new strategy. Also being debated: Was an exception to the ban a win for research or a loss on principle?

Money for Military, Not Poli Sci

Senate votes to ban federal funding for most political science research and to restore tuition assistance to active-duty service members.

Now What?

Gainful employment takes another hit in court, jeopardizing a possible appeal and raising questions about federal collection of data on higher education.

Libraries Can Lend Foreign Books

Supreme Court rules against textbook publisher's effort to prevent resale of cheaper imported textbooks.

Beyond the Credit Hour

The U.S. Department of Education encourages colleges and accreditors to move forward on competency-based education programs that don't rely on the credit hour.

‘No Confidence’ in the System

A vote against NYU’s president raises questions about the university’s local and global ambitions, as well as whether the traditional structure of shared governance can survive rapid changes in higher education.