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North Carolina becomes first state to guarantee students option for lawyer in disciplinary hearings

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Many college officials oppose North Carolina's new law guaranteeing students the option of legal representation in campus judicial hearings.

Study finds no meaningful salary premium between Britain's universities and former polytechnics

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Graduating from a leading British university doesn't yield much in terms of lifetime salary gains over attending a former polytechnic, study finds.

Beloit releases annual 'mindset' list -- and two professors try to kill it

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As Beloit releases annual compilation of what this year's freshmen know and don't, two anonymous professors from other colleges unveil a website designed to mock and destroy the list.

Nebraska community college trying a new adult education approach

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In Omaha, one community college has opened a "neighborhood" facility to make adult education more accessible.

Dartmouth rescinds offer to dean over past anti-gay statements

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College's new president rescinds job offer to African bishop who faced criticism for his past statements about gay people.

Sewanee's interdisciplinary first-year program goes beyond orientation

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Sewanee's new first-year transition program is one of three pre-semester freshman events there, but with a focus on place and interdisciplinary learning, this one goes beyond the typical experience.

Study suggests two distinct impacts have emerged for students who borrow

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Researchers identify two broad categories of those who borrow to pay for college -- each distinct from the norms of those who don't borrow. Both miss out on what has been considered the classic college experience.

Appeals court finds speaker policies at U. of Tennessee unconstitutionally vague

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In another win for an itinerant preacher, federal appeals court rejects U. of Tennessee's policies on getting permission to speak on campus.

Settlement favoring transgender student has implications for higher ed

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Unprecedented federal settlement finding a middle school violated Title IX by discriminating against a transgender student has legal implications for colleges, too, experts say.

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