EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

Duke announces results of investigation into noose found on campus

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Duke punishes, but lets return to campus, the student who placed a noose on a tree. In student's apology, he claims ignorance of the meaning of a noose -- an explanation that only some on campus accept.

McMaster U addresses gender pay gap with $3,500 raises to female faculty members

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McMaster U addresses gender pay gap by giving $3,500 raises to female faculty members. 

Corinthian ends operations at remaining campuses, affecting 16,000 students

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The for-profit college says it's immediately ending operations at its remaining campuses, interrupting the studies of some 16,000 students and possibly sticking the government with a bill for discharged loans. 

Just how much math, and what kind, is enough for life sciences majors?

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'Instrument of torture' or building block of understanding? UCLA and other universities debate how much math, and what kind, is enough for life sciences majors.

Marco Rubio's initial talking points on higher education

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In debut of new feature on what the candidates are saying about higher ed, a look at the Florida senator's recent rhetoric and record.

Education Department signs $4 million college ratings contract, eyes a ratings appeals process

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Education Department documents show money spent on college ratings as well as proposals to allow colleges to challenge and publicly annotate their data in the ratings.

AAUP: Full-time faculty salaries up 2.2 percent this year

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Faculty pay is up 2.2. percent, or 1.4 percent adjusted for inflation, new A.A.U.P. survey finds. Despite modest gains, association says professor pay can't be blamed for tuition hikes. Searchable database by institution available exclusively here.

Starbucks doubles its higher education program

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Coffee giant extends its tuition program so that it covers four full years. McDonald's provides details of its much smaller plan.

Union fights Massachusetts state colleges' challenge to cap on part-time faculty

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Massachusetts faculty union fights to enforce a contract cap on part-time faculty, while other adjunct advocates see little value in such efforts.

Some college leaders are responding quickly to racist and sexist incidents

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College leaders have gotten speedier and more severe in taking action against students linked to racist incidents. Critics fear due process is being eroded.

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