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March 19, 2018
MLA data show foreign language study is on the decline, but it's unclear what comes first: institutional disinvestment in language programs or waning student interest. In any case, some campuses -- generally those making investments in programs -- are bucking the trend.

March 19, 2018
UNLV president signed a gift agreement that said a $14 million pledge was valid only if he was in the job. He's leaving, and the pledge has evaporated. Agreement raises questions on governance and fund-raising ethics.

March 19, 2018
In a new book, Cheryl Hyman discusses her controversial seven-year stint as chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago, including her attempt to improve its low graduation rates.
Image of the State Departments new Level 1 through 4 travel advisories.

March 19, 2018
New State Department rating system provides more nuance to colleges in deciding where they will and won't let students travel. Russia may lose students, but Israel and Mexico may see gains.

March 19, 2018
Hampshire College: Loretta J. Ross, a human rights activist teaching as a visiting professor at the college this year.

March 16, 2018
News reports that the Trump administration is considering restrictions on visas for Chinese citizens raise concerns about potentially “devastating” impact on American colleges and U.S. competitiveness.
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March 16, 2018
Online education provider Udacity quietly drops money-back pledge for those who can't find a job after finishing their studies.

March 16, 2018
Cal State Northridge professor says she hasn't returned to the classroom after an online threat because the university hasn't made her feel safe.
Cooper Union's Foundation Building in New York City

March 16, 2018
Cooper Union unveils plan to cut undergraduate tuition back down to zero in 10 years. Some wonder if it could have done better, despite ambitious cost-cutting and fund-raising goals.

March 16, 2018
Amid reports of screening of visiting scholars, university apologizes for “oversight.”

March 16, 2018
David Blackwell, dean of the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky, has been appointed provost and chief academic officer there.

March 15, 2018
Penn says Amy Wax will no longer teach required first-year courses after another widely criticized set of comments about race -- this time about black law students at the university -- comes to light.

March 15, 2018
College students around the country protested one month after the deadly Florida school shooting.
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March 15, 2018
Community colleges would face big cost increases under House GOP's plan to overhaul repayment system for federal aid when students drop out.

March 15, 2018
Investigation documents how an early president of the college harassed and assaulted numerous women. Board strips his name from two buildings and revokes his honorary degree.

March 15, 2018
Leaked email provides insights into the thinking of a now former university spokesman about how critics of administrators could create "a blithering jelly of fear" at University College London.

March 15, 2018
Bard College at Simon’s Rock: April Ryan, White House reporter for American Urban Radio Networks and CNN political analyst. Colorado College: Nancy Nagel Gibbs, the Broadway producer.

March 14, 2018
St. Thomas in Florida forces out CFO who was on gun company's board as renewed focus on firearm investments has colleges quietly checking their portfolios.

March 14, 2018
After the education secretary told 60 Minutes she wasn't sure whether there were more rapes or untrue accusations on campuses, a spokeswoman say she knows that false reports are rare.

March 14, 2018
Study says students rate male instructors more highly than women even when they're teaching identical courses.

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