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Monmouth U. Will Keep Woodrow Wilson’s Name on Campus Building

The New Jersey university said it sought to foster a “comprehensive and balanced understanding” of the former president, including his segregationist views.

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67 Colleges Will Take Part in Education Dept.'s Pell-for-Prisoners Program

The pilot program's rollout comes more than 20 years after Congress prohibited inmates from receiving the grants.

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Administration

Supreme Court Deals Blow to Obama’s Immigration Plan — and to Hopes of ‘Dreamers’

A deadlocked vote by the justices preserves a lower court’s ruling against a proposal that would have shielded from deportation many parents and siblings of college students.

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Admissions & Student Aid

As ‘Fisher’ Churned, Conversations About Campus Diversity Evolved  

Shifts in economics and student demographics, along with resurgent activism, have altered the tenor of the discussion about affirmative action over the past eight years.

Administration

Federal Panel Votes to Shut Down an Accreditor Blamed for Failures of For-Profit Higher Ed

The recommendation to strip the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools of its federal recognition won’t be the final word. But it starts a process that could lead to the agency’s demise.

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Administration

Race-Conscious Admissions Policies Just Got Easier to Defend  

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the University of Texas both fleshes out how colleges can stay out of legal trouble and blunts some of the weapons used to attack affirmative action.

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Grambling State President Resigns After Less Than a Year in Office

The historically black university's Faculty Senate in February voted no confidence in Willie D. Larkin.

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Why Twitter Is Calling Abigail Fisher 'Becky With the Bad Grades': A Brief Explainer

Ms. Fisher, the white female student who sued after she was denied admission by the University of Texas at Austin, has become the "Becky" of the moment.

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3 Key Takeaways From the Supreme Court's Decision on Race-Conscious Admissions

The University of Texas at Austin is not off the hook, even though its holistic process is legal, the majority ruled. But this was not a sweeping affirmation of affirmative action.

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Supreme Court Upholds Use of Race-Conscious Admissions at U. of Texas

The justices’ ruling puts an apparent end to one of the most closely watched cases in higher education, though the fight over colleges’ consideration of race is likely to continue.

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Controversial 'Sports University' Draws Scrutiny From 2 North Carolina Agencies

A company calling itself Forest Trail Sport University could be stymied in its plans to team up with Waldorf University, a for-profit institution that operates mostly online.

Students

South Carolina Calls Proposal to Abolish Pledging a 'Game Changer'

As it tries to confront hazing and a student’s death, the state’s flagship university proposes a new recruitment and initiation process for campus Greek life.

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Publishing

‘Fem Fog’ Fallout: Scholars Wrestle With Honoring a Colleague Tarnished by a Blog Post  

Well before Allen J. Frantzen’s comments on feminism were widely condemned by fellow medievalists, scholars started compiling a work celebrating his career. Five years later, some are getting cold feet.

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Kentucky Attorney General Sues Governor Over U. of Louisville Shake-Up

The attorney general is also seeking a restraining order to block the governor from abolishing the university's board.

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ACT Plans Center to Help Underserved Students Succeed in College and Work Force

Officials at the testing company aim to study how to make more headway in closing achievement gaps.

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Students

Fine-Tuning the ‘Nudges’ That Help Students Get to and Through College  

A researcher describes her group’s work to design and test behavioral interventions that colleges can use to help students find and stay on their path to a degree.

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Technology

Does Reading on Computer Screens Affect Student Learning?  

The evidence is largely anecdotal, and the research is inconclusive, but many professors say reading online clearly hampers students’ ability to take in what they study.

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U. of Louisville Faculty Group Aims to Thwart Governor's Shake-Up

The professors are concerned about the university's leadership and whether its accreditation may be put in jeopardy.

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U. of Tennessee's Chancellor to Step Down and Return to Teaching

Jimmy G. Cheek will stay in office until a replacement is found.

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Research

Historians of Slavery Find Fruitful Terrain: Their Own Institutions  

In a year when student activists pushed colleges to reconsider racially charged monuments and building names, researchers who investigate campus history have found new momentum.

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Technology

How to Prepare Professors Who Thought They’d Never Teach Online  

As distance learning goes mainstream, colleges are rethinking how they train faculty members.

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Fellow Philosophers Criticize Yale Scholar for Alleged Sexual Harassment

More than 200 signatories expressed disappointment in what they called Thomas Pogge's "harmful actions toward women."

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Research

Federal Agencies Don’t Fund Big Gun-Violence Research. Can California?

The state’s Legislature voted on Thursday to create the California Firearm Violence Research Center in the UC system, aimed at "filling the gap" left by restrictions at the federal level.

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Government

Can a City's Compassion Remedy Educational Inequity?  

Louisville, Ky., wants to be known for sending its kids, all of them, to college. And it has a plan to make that happen.

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Second Former Vanderbilt Athlete Is Found Guilty in 2013 Campus Rape

The football player, Brandon Vandenburg, was convicted on eight counts, including aggravated rape. He faces a prison term of 15 to 25 years.