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U.S. senators announce campus sexual assault legislation

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Bipartisan Senate bill would stiffen penalties on colleges and require campus climate surveys. College lobbyists are skeptical of much of the legislation.

2 Christian colleges win Title IX exemptions that give them the right to expel transgender students

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Many were surprised when a Christian college won exemption from Title IX so it could bar a transgender student from housing. Two more Christian colleges have now received exemptions -- giving them the right to subject transgender students to expulsion.

U. of Texas at Austin leader won't be forced out immediately

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U. of Texas chancellor, following protests from faculty and students, backs down on demands that the popular president of Austin campus leave office quickly. How was his job saved?

Is U. of Texas at Austin president being forced out?

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President of UT Austin told to quit or be fired -- and he resists. Faculty leaders say regents -- allies of Governor Rick Perry -- are attempting "coup" against respected academic leader.

As prices rise, colleges are offering students steeper discounts, again

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Private college discount rates continue to rise, and some worry about the long-term impact.

Public HBCUs, facing tests on many fronts, fight for survival

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Public historically black colleges face stress on all fronts. Will some fail? Are some being deserted by their states?

Eastern Mennonite U. opts not to lift ban on hiring gay faculty

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Pressure grows at Mennonite institutions to end ban on hiring non-straight professors. Eastern Mennonite U., which many hoped was about to shift, declines to do so. But it leaves in place suspension of policy.

 

Contract reveals Arizona State U.-Starbucks partnership details

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Arizona State University's accord with the coffee giant reveals the university is banking on the partnership being a success.

Female provost is accused of repeatedly touching her male colleagues

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Former provost of Montana State-Northern is accused of touching male employees inappropriately, and dean who filed complaint says he faced retaliation.

UNCF receives $25m from Koch brothers, prompting praise and anger

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Koch brothers make major gift to the UNCF, primarily for scholarships -- and some wonder why black college group accepted the money and will give Koch some say in how recipients are selected.

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