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A University in Texas Promised Full Scholarships to Dozens of Nepalese Students. Months Later, It Revoked the Offer.

April 29, 2018 - 7:23pm
Shocked and angry, the students are now scrambling to find affordable options with the help of admissions officials and college counselors all over the world.
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Why College Mergers Need to Be More Than Just Cutting Administrators

April 27, 2018 - 2:38pm
Declining enrollments mean colleges have to think broadly about which academic programs they can afford to continue, experts say.
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State of Conflict

April 27, 2018 - 1:45pm
How a tiny protest at the U. of Nebraska turned into a proxy war for the future of campus politics.
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Famed Cancer Researcher Placed on Leave After Sexual-Harassment Accusations

April 27, 2018 - 12:43pm
Eight women told Science magazine that they were sexually harassed by Inder Verma, a molecular-biology professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
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Famous Cancer Researcher Placed on Leave After Sexual-Harassment Allegations

April 27, 2018 - 12:43pm
Eight women told Science magazine that they were sexually harassed by Inder Verma, a molecular-biology professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
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After Years of Pressure and a Guilty Verdict, Temple U. Revokes Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree

April 27, 2018 - 12:41pm
The day after the disgraced television star was found guilty of sexually assaulting a former Temple employee, his alma mater took back the degree.
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This Academic Took a Job at Buzzfeed. Here’s Her Advice to Graduate Programs.

April 27, 2018 - 11:59am
Anne Helen Petersen has a Ph.D. in media studies, and she wishes more programs were realistic about the prospect of an academic career.
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Transitions

April 27, 2018 - 2:22am
Georgia Lorenz will lead Seminole State College; Tracy K. Smith will become chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University.
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Some Colleges Push Students to Delay Loan Repayments. They’ll Pay More in Interest Later.

April 26, 2018 - 4:45pm
A government watchdog agency finds that debt-management consultants hired by colleges might be nudging students into forbearance to circumvent limits on institutions’ access to federal financial programs.
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Guides to ‘Being Not-Rich’ Are Springing Up at Elite Colleges. Should Administrators Adopt Them?

April 26, 2018 - 4:44pm
As the low-income experience begins to shed its social stigma, students are taking on the task of making one another feel welcome.
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Ex-University Leaders Face Federal Charges in Foundation Scandal

April 26, 2018 - 12:45pm
Millions in taxpayer dollars went toward building projects controlled by the private foundation of the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh.
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Goodbye Disruption, Hello Collaboration: Ed Tech Changes Gears

April 26, 2018 - 6:51am
The recent ASU+GSV conference suggests education-technology companies want to work with colleges, not replace them.  
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The Truth about Test-Optional Policies: ‘There’s Not Just One Truth’

April 26, 2018 - 6:00am
A new report bolsters the case that such policies, in tandem with other strategies, can help colleges enhance diversity without jeopardizing academic quality.
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The $3-Million Research Breakdown

April 26, 2018 - 1:59am
How a star psychiatrist at the University of Illinois at Chicago violated protocols and put children at risk.
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Big Pay Day for College Hoops Players? Don’t Count On It.

April 25, 2018 - 5:09pm
A commission led by Condoleezza Rice promised bold reforms to root out corruption in college basketball. Instead it sidestepped player-compensation issues that many see at the heart of the matter. 
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U. of Louisville Sues Former President Over Misuse of Foundation Funds

April 25, 2018 - 12:58pm
The complaint against James Ramsey is just the latest twist in the long-running dispute over his tenure, and more drama for a university that has suffered numerous scandals over the past nine years.
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Commission Calls for Tougher Basketball Penalties for Colleges and End to ‘One and Done’

April 25, 2018 - 11:48am
The independent commission, led by Condoleezza Rice, stopped short of suggesting that men’s basketball players be paid.
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Professor’s Tweets Were ‘Insensitive’ and Embarrassed Fresno State, but She Won’t Be Punished

April 25, 2018 - 9:57am
President Joseph Castro says Randa Jarrar’s social-media comments in the wake of Barbara Bush’s death were protected by the First Amendment.
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Company That Created ‘Drew Cloud,’ the Phony Student-Loan Expert, Says It’s ‘Deeply Sorry’

April 25, 2018 - 9:07am
On Tuesday, The Chronicle reported that Drew Cloud, a student-loan expert who had been quoted by many media outlets, was a sham. The company that created Cloud apologized on Wednesday.
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Want to Be a 'Volunteer Adjunct?' Southern Illinois U. Is Hiring

April 24, 2018 - 3:56pm
A dean's email asking department chairs to recruit alumni for unpaid teaching positions ignited a social-media firestorm. The university says it was misunderstood.
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