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What Killed a Venture-Backed Education Company? Researchers Counted the Ways.

5 hours 43 min ago
A business called American Honors once sought to improve transfer opportunities for community-college students. A new analysis explains how those efforts went awry.
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Enrollment Shortfalls Spread to More Colleges

May 20, 2019 - 8:33pm
The private institutions, in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions, have rarely, if ever, had to worry about filling their classes.
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This Faculty Critic ‘Ran’ for Provost. (Spoiler: He Didn’t Get the Job.)

May 20, 2019 - 3:59pm
William T. Harbaugh recently made a public bid to be provost of the University of Oregon, where for over a decade he’s advocated for more transparency by keeping a meticulous record of every controversy.
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What I’m Reading: ‘Teaching With Compassion’

May 19, 2019 - 5:00pm
An author’s book, and his life, model how to convey kindness, care, and concern to college students.
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More Diverse, Still Stratified: Colleges Fall Short on Offering 'Good Value' Spots

May 19, 2019 - 4:30pm
Authors of a new book argue that too many students attend financially struggling colleges that are barely equipped to serve them well.
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Selected New Books on Higher Education

May 19, 2019 - 4:00pm
Among the topics of the latest books are undergraduate research in the first two years of college and adapting high-impact learning practices to online education.
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A Commencement Speaker Pledges to Pay Off an Entire Class’s Student Loans

May 19, 2019 - 12:45pm
The billionaire Robert Smith makes a stunning announcement at Morehouse College.
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Ohio State Sports Doctor Sexually Abused at Least 177 Men

May 19, 2019 - 12:42pm
Staff members knew of Richard H. Strauss’s misconduct as early as 1979, a report concludes, but he went undisciplined for 17 years.
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Colleges Have Anti-Drinking Rules on the Books, but Which Ones Actually Work?

May 17, 2019 - 2:00pm
A new study aimed to find out. Tailgating bans? Yeah. Keg registration? Not so much.
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‘Someone Is Going to End Up Dead’

May 17, 2019 - 2:00pm
The story of a rogue fraternity and the university that couldn’t — or wouldn’t — rein it in.
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They Came, They Saw, They Translated: Here’s How Diplomas Get Their Latin

May 17, 2019 - 1:40pm
Every year, universities that confer degrees in Latin rely on scholars to ensure their translations aren’t a train wreck. It’s a taller order that you might think.
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USC Paid Former Medical-School Dean, Accused of Drug-Fueled Double Life, Nearly $1 Million in Severance

May 17, 2019 - 1:39pm
The saga of Carmen Puliafito at the University of Southern California is just one of dozens of scandals in recent years that have cost colleges plenty.
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Every Year, Boston Asks Its Colleges to Pay for Their Footprint. Every Year, They Come Up Short.

May 17, 2019 - 12:04pm
The city created a voluntary program to collect revenue from its largest tax-exempt institutions, like Harvard and Boston Universities. But as contributions fall off, activists demand that the city get tougher.
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Why Are SAT Takers Getting an ‘Adversity Score’? Here’s Some Context.

May 16, 2019 - 8:53pm
Dozens of colleges are using a new tool that measures students’ socioeconomic disadvantages. It’s an attempt to quantify the challenges many applicants encounter.
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New Retirement Deal Could Offer Relief to Pennsylvania’s Struggling Public Colleges

May 16, 2019 - 7:33pm
Under an agreement between the State System of Higher Education and its faculty union, nearly 1,000 full-time faculty members would qualify for “phased” retirement this fall.
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U. of Texas Is Sued Over Affirmative Action in Admissions. Yes, Again.

May 16, 2019 - 6:00pm
The plaintiff is Students for Fair Admissions, the same group that has also sued Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Why One Scholar Sees Little Evidence on Campus of a Free-Speech ‘Crisis’ — but Plenty of Panic

May 16, 2019 - 3:50pm
Jeffrey A. Sachs, a lecturer in politics at Canada’s Acadia University, believes that an overblown fear is gripping administrators and commentators.
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Transitions: New President at Iona College, U. of California at Los Angeles Selects Provost

May 16, 2019 - 9:09am
Seamus Carey will step down as chief of Transylvania University to lead Iona. UCLA's next chief academic officer is a dean at Princeton University.
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Everyone Wants to Measure the Value of College. Now the Gates Foundation Wants a Say.

May 15, 2019 - 10:01pm
The need for college degrees, says its new commission, is matched by the skepticism about whether they’re worth the cost.
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Alabama Just Touched Off a Nationwide Fight Over Abortion. Student Activists Are Headed to the Front Lines.

May 15, 2019 - 5:40pm
The governor signed into law the country’s most restrictive abortion ban on Wednesday, spurring many students in the state to keep fighting for reproductive-health rights.
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