Chief executives / executive directors

Legislators seek 2-year closure for South Carolina State U.

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Legislative panel seeks to close South Carolina State U. for two years. Supporters of the historically black college vow to oppose plan they fear would effectively kill the institution.

Obama pitches free community college, higher education tax credits in State of the Union

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Obama makes his case to the nation for universal, free community college, as he also promotes revamped tax credits for education. 

Feds respond to criticism of bid by ECMC to buy most of Corinthian

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Education Department defends sale of 56 Corinthian College campuses to ECMC, saying guarantee agency's purchase will help 40,000 students, many of whom are close to graduation.

Guaranty agency buys most of crumbling for-profit Corinthian Colleges in U.S.

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Half of Corinthian Colleges goes nonprofit, as loan guarantor ECMC will buy 56 Everest and WyoTech campuses. Critics say the purchase doesn't do nearly enough for students or to prevent conflicts of interest.

Obama administration has helped weaken and change the for-profit industry

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The final gainful employment rules have plenty of critics, but it's undeniable that the Obama administration has made a difference with its five-year crackdown on for-profits.

Final gainful employment rules drop loan default rate

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The Education Department releases its long-awaited gainful employment rules, making one key change and drawing complaints from both for-profits and their critics.

Former student veteran earns grant and lands in Senate report

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A reference to a veteran's student debt goes from a group's press release to a Democratic Senate report, showing both the power and peril of using anecdotes about students.

Following Yale president's plea for free expression, student groups protest speaker

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Two weeks after president called for preserving campus as platform for all ideas, more than 30 student groups protest appearance by Ayaan Hirsi Ali -- a women's rights activist and a vocal, often controversial critic of Islam.

U. of Mississippi tries new approach to its history with race -- and faces criticism

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U. of Mississippi considers implications of its 'Ole Miss' name, its racial history and what steps will promote inclusiveness.

Clearinghouse report identifies 31 million who attended college but didn't complete

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New data on the 31 million Americans who attended college but failed to earn a credential, including details about 4 million who are almost there.

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