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Scholars: Fisher Decision Gives Colleges ‘Breathing Room’ to Consider Race in Admissions

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Catherine Morris and Jamal Watson | June 23, 2016

A number of scholars say the Supreme Court’s decision signals that the “race-neutral” alt

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Education Management Corp. Lays Off 3 Percent of Workforce

Education Management Corp. Lays Off 3 Percent of Workforce

by Associated Press |

PITTSBURGH ― Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp. has laid off hundreds of employees a

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Big Accreditor of For-profit Colleges Could Lose Authority

Big Accreditor of For-profit Colleges Could Lose Authority

by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press |

WASHINGTON ― A vote by an advisory panel to the Education Department could set the nation’s

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A Critical Moment for LGBTQ Student Success

by Rebecca Dolinsky | June 22, 2016

The minute that students matriculate to institutions of higher education, they should expect

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As Bathroom Controversy Swirls, North Carolina Colleges Offer LGBTQ Students Shelter

by Catherine Morris |

North Carolina colleges and universities deal with the aftermath of House Bill 2 which limits p

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Vermont Tech President to Step Down, Lead Nonprofit

Vermont Tech President to Step Down, Lead Nonprofit

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RANDOLPH, Vt. ― The president of Vermont Technical College is stepping down to lead a nonprof

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New For-profit Medical Schools Springing Up Across U.S.

New For-profit Medical Schools Springing Up Across U.S.

by Rebecca Boone, Associated Press |

BOISE, Idaho ― For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, promisin

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State High Court Orders New Hearing in UConn Animal Research Case

State High Court Orders New Hearing in UConn Animal Research Case

by Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press |

HARTFORD, Conn. ― The Connecticut Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a lower court judge to h

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Cedar Valley College Names Osaro Airen Dean of Student Retention

Cedar Valley College Names Osaro Airen Dean of Student Retention

by Catherine Morris | June 21, 2016

Among other duties, Dr. Osaro E. Airen will administer a $2.45 million grant that will be used

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U of Missouri Dismissive of Grad Student Unionization Effort

U of Missouri Dismissive of Grad Student Unionization Effort

by Associated Press |

COLUMBIA, Mo. ― The University of Missouri asserts in a court filing that graduate students h

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Chancellor Jimmy Cheek Resigning at University of Tennessee in Knoxville

Chancellor Jimmy Cheek Resigning at University of Tennessee in Knoxville

by Associated Press |

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― Jimmy Cheek, the chancellor of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, i

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Rescued Horses Will Help Veterans with PTSD

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After losing sight in his right eye from a 2013 rocket attack in Afghanistan, retired U.S. Army

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California Community Colleges Expand Transfer Deal with HBCUs

by Catherine Morris | June 20, 2016

California Community Colleges and 21 historically Black colleges and universities now have an a

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Fired LSU Band Director’s Lawsuit Heads to Federal Court

Fired LSU Band Director’s Lawsuit Heads to Federal Court

by Associated Press |

BATON ROUGE, La. ― The legal battle between fired Golden Band from Tigerland director Roy Kin

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Police Reopen Investigation into Virginia Tech’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Police Reopen Investigation into Virginia Tech’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

by Associated Press |

BLACKSBURG, Va. ― Blacksburg police said they have reopened a criminal investigation into haz

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