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Paying by the Program

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Public institutions nationwide are increasingly varying undergraduate tuition rates by major.

(Virtual) Exile in Hawaii

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Professor sues after university restricts him from campus while it investigates complaints of his "intimidating" behavior.

Ohio State Dismantles International Office

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Restructuring of university's international affairs office prompts concern from international education world.

Promotion Decision Questioned

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Or not questioned enough? New Mexico professor decries inaction amid charges that a colleague misrepresented qualifications.

Florida Tuition Hikes Vetoed

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Governor nixes plan to give research universities power to increase historically low rates, and freezes rates statewide.

California's Transfer 'Mismatch'

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Latino students are more likely than others to start their college educations at community colleges. A new report from California documents the difficulties many of those students have moving on to four-year institutions and draws attention to the long-term impact low transfer rates could have on Latino degree achievement.

Navigating the Mammoth University

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U. of Minnesota expands its orientation for new faculty members from 2 hours to 3 days, and gets rave reviews.

State Appropriations Are Up ... for Now

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Spending on colleges grew 7.5% for 2008, the largest percentage hike in a decade, but deficits in many states suggest tighter years are ahead. New California budget plan worries educators.

Beyond the Need/Merit Split

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Divide between the two kinds of financial aid is less clearcut than many think, according to new study of public flagship universities.

The Competition to Be Transparent

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Long criticized for providing too little information about their prices and performance, college groups are now pouring (often overlapping) information onto the Internet.

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