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Arizona regent floats idea of dealing with space and money crunch by creating programs in which students work through end of junior year at community college, and then pick up bachelor's after one year at a university.

Buyer's Remorse

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As the University of California grapples with massive budget reductions, the youngest institution in the 10-campus system is once again being forced to defend its very right to exist.

Furloughs, program cuts and layoffs now plague the system, and those draconian measures have many asking whether the university can afford to nurse along the Merced campus, which was born into controversy and still struggles to attract students.

Reputation Without Rigor

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The assessment survey used in U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings is subject to apathy and glaring disparities, an Inside Higher Ed review reveals.

Presidents Push for Global Health

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Major research university presidents speak out on new and growing global health programs at first-ever meeting of a new consortium.

Budget Cutting Strategies Reviewed

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The hardest hit public universities have eliminated staff and contingent faculty slots, but still have "strategic" thinking to do about the long term, an association survey finds.

New Wave of Student Activism

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Are the protests in California the start of a new national movement for access and affordability?

Mixed Impact of Aid Shifts

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Elite private colleges have seen slight increase in share of student body from low incomes, but their wealthiest students have seen notable gains as well.

Race and Merit at MIT

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Institute, whose report on equity for women was considered pathbreaking, examines gaps in rates at which minority and white professors are promoted -- and the ideal of meritocracy.

Anything But Studying

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Survey of U. of California students shows emphasis on socializing, leisure that may change with recession.


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