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Hello. Articles on our site included an exclusive report that the Obama administration plans to allow some prisoners to receive Pell Grants, a data-rich article about the expanding gap between wealthy and other universities (and the implications for low-income students), and a look at how concussions are forcing some athletes to quit playing college sports. That and more below. Enjoy.

May 28 2015

News (View all)

A for-profit college in New Jersey that made news five years ago for recruiting homeless people has become the latest to announce it will close its doors.
Ohio Supreme Court rules that sworn police departments at private colleges are subject to open-records laws. A judge in Indiana disagrees.
After one college faced criticism over transvaginal probing, officials at other health education programs say invasive procedures aren't typically performed on students, but are left to models and professionals.
Federal Trade Commission is latest agency to pursue for-profits, announcing that online Ashworth College has settled over allegations of misrepresenting transfer credits and state licensure prerequisites to students.
Some colleges conducting climate surveys are criticized by sexual assault victims and advocates for the explicit questions. But researchers say such language is key.

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Quick Takes (View all)

Views (View all)

It's time for new ideas to confront an old problem: the gap between the wealthiest colleges and all others. Karen Gross offers several bound to stimulate an argument.
A social theorist's new book considers the darker impulses beneath phony smiles and social media "like" messages. Scott McLemee checks it out.
This year's British elections featured considerable discussion of higher education, and may offer some lessons for candidates for U.S. president, writes Christopher R. Marsicano.
Efforts at cross-country collaboration have in some ways stalled, write Manja Klemenčič and Paul Ashwin. Could focus on teaching and learning reinvigorate the Bologna Process?
David Jaffee laments the cell phone-addled students he encounters as he walks across his campus.

Career Advice (View all)

Sometimes an academic has to ignore a few rules to get things done, writes Nate Kreuter.
Terri E. Givens describes her decision, six years after returning to a faculty job, to become a provost.

Blog U (View all)

Five reasons universities should look inside first for creative communications. Guest blogger David Baker makes the case for building and keeping talent on campus. 
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