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February 25, 2016
Obama administration's proposed rules would extend overtime protections to millions -- including many postdocs and other employees in higher ed. Would the plan provide overdue relief or be a financial disaster for colleges and universities?
February 24, 2016
College psychology curricula are missing important information on disabilities, according to a new study. Published in Teaching of Psychology, the study analyzed the titles and descriptions of nearly 700 psychology courses from 98 undergraduate psychology programs across the country. All the programs offered courses on psychiatric disability -- but only eight offered courses on physical disability.
February 24, 2016
When college presidents network, political ideology matters. According to a new report, published in Public Administration Review, college presidents’ political views shape the way they interact with policy makers, business owners and other community leaders. Liberal presidents are less likely to network with local and community actors, a finding the researchers found unsurprising. For the most part, “local actors” meant businesses and community groups -- and conservatives believe these groups ought to play a larger role in public policy.
February 23, 2016
TIAA-CREF, which provides financial services and retirement planning to employees of colleges and universities, will shorten its name to TIAA, the company announced. The name change is part of a larger rebranding effort, which also includes a new website and logo design.
February 22, 2016
Student protesters are demanding that the Cornell Plantations' name be changed by the university.
February 19, 2016
Public college foundations raise money in part to offset tight state budgets. But Rhode Island's governor is tapping foundation money to pay for state business.
February 19, 2016
Louisiana won't fund its merit-based scholarship program for the rest of this academic year, requiring universities to make up the difference.
February 18, 2016
University is struggling. At home, many are skeptical of President Scott Scarborough's plan to turn it around by expanding its reach.
February 18, 2016
When colleges move down in the rankings, they respond by raising tuition, according to a new study. Using data from U.S. News & World Report rankings between 2005 and 2012, researchers found that colleges are likely to set tuition higher after a sharp decline in status -- especially if their rivals are already charging higher tuition, and if they appeal widely to prospective students.
February 15, 2016
Muhlenberg College will require students to recruit mentors from a database of parents and alumni.

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