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Suffolk's President and Its Board Chair Will Step Down

The board chair, Andrew Meyer Jr., will leave the board in May, while President Margaret A. McKenna will step down no later than the start of the 2017-18 academic year.

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Keuka College to Change 'Wolfpack' Nickname After Pressure From N.C. State

The college's teams will compete as the Wolves when the 2015-16 year concludes.

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Technology

What the MIT Dean’s New University Can Learn From Past Upstarts  

Administrators at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and Hampshire College reflect on the challenges of shaking up the standard system.

Faculty

How to Teach the Super Bowl

At Syracuse University about 100 students will be watching Sunday’s game with an eye toward its societal, economic, and cultural implications.

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Accreditor Threatens to Step In as Illinois Colleges Wait for State Funds

The Higher Learning Commission says it is "obligated to move swiftly to protect Illinois students" if the state's budget impasse doesn't end soon.

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Faculty

U. of Wisconsin Faculty Members Fear Gutting of Tenure  

Faculty leaders are criticizing proposed policies that were devised to replace job protections stripped out of state law. They say the proposals leave professors far too vulnerable to layoffs.

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Government

How Many French-Literature Degrees Is Kentucky Really Paying For?  

Gov. Matthew G. Bevin questioned whether such students should be "subsidized by the taxpayers like engineers." But little of the state’s money supports students in any foreign-language study at all.

Students

‘It’s Terrifying to Do Something Like This’: Ex-Sorority Member Broadcasts Concerns About Greek Life

When a Syracuse University senior wanted to air her grievances about body-shaming among women, she turned to YouTube. She talks about what happened next.

Administration

An Administrator’s Rape Allegation Shakes Student-Conduct Group

The president-elect of the Association for Student Conduct Administration publicly accused her predecessor of assaulting her. His university placed him on paid leave while it investigates.

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Administration

In a Crisis-Stricken City, a Public University Searches for Its Role  

The University of Michigan at Flint has long considered itself loyal to its community. Now campus leaders have been challenged to prove what that loyalty is worth.

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Chain of For-Profit Beauty Schools Will Close After U.S. Cuts Off Funds

The U.S. Department of Education had said it was revoking the institution's access to federal student aid for engaging in fraud.

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Student-Conduct Group's President-Elect Says She Was Sexually Assaulted by Predecessor

Jill L. Creighton, president-elect of the Association for Student Conduct Administration, made the allegation public on Wednesday. The group says an investigator determined her claims "could not be substantiated."

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Stanford Names Neuroscientist as Its Next President

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, currently president of Rockefeller University, will take office on September 1.

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College in Indiana Cancels Classes Over Diversity Concerns

A group of students delivered a "list of requirements" to the campus administration on Monday.

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Chicago State Declares Financial Exigency as Budget Standoff Continues

Seven months after Illinois's public colleges stopped receiving state funds, the university says it's almost out of money to pay its employees.

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Iowa State Senator Wants Public Colleges to Cut Ties With Stanford Over Halftime Show

The Republican legislator has asked Stanford to apologize for a marching-band skit at the Rose Bowl that portrayed Iowans as hicks.

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Faculty

When a Faculty Candidate Has Been Investigated for Harassment, What’s a Hiring Committee to Do?  

That’s a thorny question, as the resignation of a molecular biologist at the University of Chicago demonstrates. Without hard evidence or standard practices, professors struggle to balance the presumption of innocence with a desire to protect their own grad students.

Students

In Airbnb Era, Colleges Count on Housing Contracts to Deter Dorm-Room Rentals

As students post offers on the site, colleges revisit their policies to make sure the practice is forbidden.

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Government

What the Education Dept.’s Information-Security Breakdowns Really Mean  

Congressional hearings on the agency’s vulnerability to hackers have featured plenty of anger and acronyms. Here’s a guide to what’s at stake for students, families, and colleges.

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Suffolk U. Faculty Calls on Board Chair to Resign Amid Reports of a Push to Oust the President

Rumors about Margaret McKenna's future at the Massachusetts university have swirled in recent days.

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Judge Rejects Proposed Merger of U. of Baltimore and Morgan State U.

The judge called the plan, put forth in mediation between the state's historically black colleges and its higher-education commission, "extreme."

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Professor Who Was Promoted While in Prison Resigns

Ravi Shankar, who was promoted to full professor while in prison for a probation violation, has agreed to never work in Connecticut's public-college system again.

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AAUP Asks Mizzou to Lift Suspension of Melissa Click

The association says the professor, who drew scorn for attempting to have a student journalist removed from a protest, was denied due process.

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Brown U. Faculty Votes to Recognize 'Indigenous People's Day'

The decision follows protests by members of the student group Native Americans at Brown, who say "Columbus Day" celebrates genocide.

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Announcement via Sky-Dive? Athletes' Signing-Day Stunts Reach New Heights

High-school athletes are trying to "break the Internet" as they reveal their commitments to college-sports programs.