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Survey finds that business executives aren't focused on the majors of those they hire

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Survey of executives suggests that companies are more concerned with graduates' broad skills than their field of study.

 

Wake Forest jazzes up campus, encouraging students to de-stress and interact

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Wake Forest officials worry their students are too stressed out and plugged in, so they've been stealthily installing instruments, games and tables for relaxation and interaction around campus outdoor areas. It's the first step in a larger "well-being" initiative.

Colleges with party emphasis maintain economic, social inequality, new research suggests

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Research featured in new book suggests that, in effort to lure full-pay students, universities have shifted their institutional priorities to the benefit of the affluent and the detriment of everyone else.

White men alienated in higher ed workplace, survey suggests

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In survey of experiences of student affairs professionals, a surprising trend emerges: the alienation of straight white men.

Clemson professors criticize 'trivializing' disability awareness event

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Clemson University aims to raise disability awareness with a role-reversal day, but some professors find the event demeaning.

Community college learns that boosting retention comes with a cost

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A community college tries to boost its completion rate, but takes a 20 percent enrollment hit in the process.

Age change for Mormon missionaries means financial and cultural changes for Utah institutions

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A lowered age of eligibility for Mormon missionaries is likely to ripple through higher education, pressuring the finances of LDS-heavy institutions and reshaping undergraduate culture for those of the faith. 

CUNY adjuncts ask not to be called professors in course syllabuses to highlight working conditions

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Some adjuncts are asking students not to address them as "professor."

Study debunks myth that male faculty 'milk' paid leave

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Male faculty members don't take paid parental leave as often as critics assert, even when their spouses also work.

Finances affected this year's entering class in educational and personal ways, CIRP survey finds

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Financial concerns affected this year's freshmen in everything from the selection of a college to their personal goals, and the stress is only growing, an annual survey of first-year students found.

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