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U. of Phoenix and HBCU alliance draws skepticism

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University of Phoenix is looking to work with historically black colleges, and some advocates for the institutions are skeptical.

Connecticut faculty push back on systemwide reform plans

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Transform CSCU 2020, a plan to reform most of Connecticut's public institutions, faces faculty pushback over centralization and online education.

Health benefits debate hits Harvard

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What does it mean when even faculty members at the world's wealthiest institution think they're getting cheated on health care benefits?

State referenda and impact on higher education

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Governance change rejected in North Dakota and new student aid fund nixed in Oregon. Elsewhere, voters approved bond measures sought by higher education.

 

U. of Iowa faculty worry their president has not done enough to fight budget cuts

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U. of Iowa faculty are bothered that their president co-signed a letter endorsing a plan to cut the university's budget by $50 million.

Berkeley chancellor blocks attempt to rescind invitation to Bill Maher

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Student group that invites commencement speakers votes to rescind invitation to controversial comedian, but chancellor vetoes their move, citing the importance of free speech.

Survey of college presidents shows mixed views on climate surveys, politics

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Survey of college leaders finds significant minority in public sector feel pressure from governors. And as lawmakers want colleges to use climate surveys on sexual assaults, presidents support concept, but only a minority say their institutions are doing so.

Lynn U. to launch iPad-powered distance education programs in fall 2015

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Lynn U.'s tablet revolution marches on. Its next initiative: affordable online degree programs delivered exclusively through iPads -- at tuition rates that are a fraction of what the university regularly charges.

Conference speakers call for more harmonization of European higher education

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At conference on European higher education, speakers call for much more ambitious harmonization process to compete with the U.S. and China.

Berkeley students protest Bill Maher as commencement speaker

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With a new graduation season, a new controversy arrives. Berkeley students protest selection of comedian viewed as anti-Muslim.

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