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Rankled by Rankings

Shifts in methodology scrambled the usual hierarchy of U.S. News’s annual college rankings, prompting a fierce backlash from some higher ed leaders. 

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Student Housing at Sea

Higher ed has a student housing crisis, Ryan Craig writes.

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4 Ways to Meet Student Parents’ Needs on Campus

A new report analyzes opportunities for colleges and universities to support students with children to help them overcome barriers to completion.

Massive Data Breach at University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota confirmed Thursday that three decades’ worth of sensitive information about applicants, students and employees were accessed...

The Long History of Financial Fraud: Academic Minute

Today on the Academic Minute , part of University of Maryland Baltimore County Week: Amy Froide, professor of history and...

Yale to Pay U.S. $1.5 Million in Patent Dispute

Yale University and one of its researchers have agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle allegations that they failed to...

Open-Access Books Help University Press Revenues, Study Finds

Open-access publications can generate significant revenue, despite hesitancy among universities to embrace free and open online access to research, a...
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Latest DACA Ruling Leaves Students in Limbo

A federal district court judge ruled again that the program for young immigrants is illegal. Undocumented students and their supporters were unsurprised but dismayed by the decision.