Presidents / chancellors

Jerry Falwell Jr. relishes new fight for Donald Trump as Liberty University peaks

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Falwell calls Liberty University the Fox News of academia. But where is one of President Trump’s staunchest supporters taking the university he and his family built?

Strayer and Capella announce merger amid continuing shake-up of for-profit college sector

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Diversification bid from the two well-respected for-profits comes amid serious shake-up of the sector, which continues despite a more favorable regulatory climate.

Credential Engine seeks to create a database of public information on all credentials

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Ambitious project to create public database of wage data and other information about all postsecondary credentials seeks to help students and employers know more about what's expected in academic and job-training programs.

New federal data on student borrowing, repayment and default

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Borrowers, especially those who attend less selective institutions or who drop out, increasingly struggle to pay back loans.

Education Department releases interim directions for Title IX compliance

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Education Department rescinds two guidance documents from Obama administration and issues new directions on how colleges should comply with Title IX. New regulation will follow a formal notice-and-comment period.

Two college football players die after games last weekend; another is paralyzed

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Two college football players died after games last Saturday, following three off-season deaths this year, while a Harvard football player suffered a neck injury and remains paralyzed.

In unusual collaboration, 16 Southern liberal arts colleges to share a law firm

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In unusual collaboration, Associated Colleges of the South strikes agreement with national law firm to provide legal services to its member institutions.

Increasing share of good-paying jobs go to college graduates

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Associate and four-year degrees lead to a growing share of well-paying jobs, study finds, as struggles increase for workers with only a high school credential.

Support builds for expanding Pell eligibility to short-term certificates

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Bipartisan support builds for expanding Pell Grant eligibility to short-term certificates, although some experts worry about quality control and funding.

Regulators and accreditor begin review of Purdue's boundary-testing deal with Kaplan

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University’s boundary-testing deal poses a test for its accreditor and could set new precedents about online education and the role of public universities.

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