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Could music students be more at risk for sexual misconduct by professors?

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Recent charges of sexual assault and harassment by music professors raise old questions about a "sinister trend" in the discipline. Experts blame a mix of cultural factors and unique windows of opportunity.

Adjunct union contracts ensure real gains including better pay

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As unionization of those off the tenure track spreads, there are substantial gains in pay and benefits.

New online learning portal from for-profit veteran

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Michael Clifford has launched a new online course provider, this time a nonprofit. And the site's 27 courses have all earned ACE credit recommendations.

Apollo hires Jane Oates, former Labor Department official

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Jane Oates, formerly a top Labor Department official and Ted Kennedy aide, joins University of Phoenix parent company to oversee employer relations for the for-profit giant. 

Barry University considers asking contract bidders to provide internships

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Barry University considers asking potential contractors if they’ll provide employment opportunities to students, reflecting increased pressure colleges face to help students get jobs.

GED faces competition as states weigh two new entrants

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The GED Testing Service is set to launch revised version that adds college readiness. But backlash over cost and access has led to competition from two serious new entrants.

University of Phoenix faces possible probation by accreditor

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For-profit university's accreditation troubles deepen with probation recommendation based on alleged lack of autonomy from its corporate parent.

China and India producing larger share of global college graduates

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A new report predicts that China and India will produce a larger share of worldwide college graduates than the U.S. and some EU countries combined by 2020.

New investment fund to help traditional colleges take ideas to scale

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New $100 million investment aims to fuel innovation by nonprofit higher ed; first projects focus on Hispanic students and online education in Europe.

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