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April 13, 2012
Giving faculty higher raises than staff can hurt feelings and raise questions about who's valued, as a recent debate at Kenyon College shows.
April 13, 2012
The former student editors of the University of Missouri at Columbia newspaper had faced campus discipline because their April 1 parody edition included a slur against lesbians, the Student Press Law Center reported, before the university canceled those hearings. The managing editor, Abby Spudich, resigned this week after apologizing for jokingly retitling The Maneater as The Carpeteater.
April 11, 2012
The University of California at Los Angeles told 894 waitlisted students they had been admitted last weekend, only to backtrack hours later, The Los Angeles Times reported.
April 11, 2012
A play's examination of sexual violence at an elite college poses unflattering questions about what happens on campus.
April 10, 2012
Two grants from a local foundation energized a long-dormant western New York consortium. Now 21 nearby colleges are working together, and say they've found a balance between working together and pursuing some of the same students.
April 10, 2012
More foreigners are applying to U.S. graduate programs in education. Anecdotal evidence suggests the growth is driven largely by China.
April 9, 2012
What's so funny about a 68-year-old classics and religious studies professor -- decked out in a blue flannel shirt, navy dress pants pulled up to a generous height and sporty black shoes -- cruising around campus on a skateboard?
April 9, 2012
Santa Monica, amid growing opposition, agrees to indefinite delay in two-tiered pricing plan that was seen as antithetical to community college ideals.
April 9, 2012
Student journalists might not be as funny as they think. The latest mea culpa, from the University of Missouri at Columbia's campus newspaper editor, centers around the retitling of The Maneater's April Fool's edition as The Carpeteater.
April 6, 2012
Over objections of Yale's president, professors approve measure demanding more attention to issues of freedom as university helps create new campus in Singapore.

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