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February 26, 2018
Amid state funding cuts and a drop in enrollments, Western Kentucky University announced plans to eliminate 140 jobs, cut a multidisciplinary college and shift three regional campuses to a distance learning unit, the Lexington Herald Leader reported Saturday. University president Tim Caboni wrote in an email Friday that 100 filled jobs and 40 vacant positions will be cut. Employees who will be impacted will be notified by mid-March.
February 16, 2018
Bard College opens its second "microcollege" in Brooklyn Public Library. The free program, which selects ambitious applicants from underprivileged backgrounds, culminates in an associate's degree.
February 14, 2018
A prison writing instructor and the son of a former inmate, Patrick Berry discusses his new book on the role of higher education behind bars.
February 12, 2018
University of Maine System chancellor James Page has a financial interest in a firm linked to an energy company in the midst of brokering a $150 million contract with the college, the Portland Press Herald reported Friday.
February 12, 2018
Portland State University announced a plan to offer free tuition to prospective transfer students from low-income backgrounds starting this fall. The university’s “transfers finish free” program is available to all residents of Oregon eligible for a federal Pell Grant. Program applicants must intend to enroll full-time, have completed at least 30 credits (and earned 20 credits after high school graduation), and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
February 12, 2018
Michigan State University interim president John Engler is taking steps to fire Larry Nassar’s boss, William Strampel, because he failed to monitor the former doctor as he underwent an investigation for sexual assault in 2014, the Lansing State Journal reported.
February 8, 2018
First-generation college students are less likely to persist and graduate than are children of college-educated parents, a national study finds.
February 5, 2018
Racist stickers were found in public spaces across Monroe Community College last week, The Democrat and Chronicle reported.
February 5, 2018
A Park University chemistry instructor and father of three was arrested by immigration officials Jan. 24 in his Lawrence, Kans., front yard while his family looked on, The Kansas City Star reported.
February 5, 2018
The College of Holy Cross board decided Saturday against changing the name of the campus mascot, the Crusaders.


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