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

'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.

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

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.

Marco Rubio's initial talking points on higher education

On the Stump

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.

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


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

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

Some college leaders are responding quickly to racist and sexist incidents

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

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


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

Federal privacy bill a 'missed opportunity' for Obama administration, legal scholars say


A new federal student privacy bill leaves out higher education, a move some legal scholars describe as a mistake.

New projects, laws help prison college programs gain steam

Could support for providing prisoners access to college-level courses be growing more widespread? 

Anger over state board's decision not to renew U. of Mississippi chancellor

U. of Mississippi chancellor has grown enrollment, attracted better prepared students, set records in fund-raising, championed diversity, practiced shared governance and supported athletics revival. But amid disagreement on medical center, he is being forced out.



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