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Students accuse director of community college honor society of sexual harassment

Inside HigherEd - 22 hours 3 min ago

Former Phi Theta Kappa members accuse the community college honors society's leader of discrimination and sexual harassment, provoking an investigation and concerned letters from two college presidents.

Editorial Tags: Community collegesImage Source: Phi Theta KappaImage Caption: Rod Risley, executive director of Phi Theta Kappa

A university and a governor bar use of funds to travel to Indiana

Inside HigherEd - 22 hours 3 min ago

San Francisco State bars use of university funds to travel to Indiana. Connecticut governor bars all public colleges (and other state agencies) from using state funds to do so. Do these moves raise academic freedom issues?

Editorial Tags: Gay rights/issues

University Senate report calls on Rutgers athletics to become self-sustaining

Inside HigherEd - 22 hours 3 min ago

After years of having one of the most highly subsidized athletics departments, a universitywide panel at Rutgers pushes reforms that would end contributions from student fees and the university.

Editorial Tags: Athletics

County attorney sues to block closure of Sweet Briar

Inside HigherEd - 22 hours 3 min ago

County attorney seeks injunction to block closure and to replace president and board, charging that they have violated several laws.

Editorial Tags: College administrationImage Caption: Sweet Briar College

Justice Department charges university with denying tenure over transgender status

Inside HigherEd - 22 hours 3 min ago

Justice Department says Southeastern Oklahoma State discriminated against a professor on the basis of gender identity.

Editorial Tags: Sexual orientation

Education Department names most of the colleges facing heightened scrutiny from federal officials

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:05

Education Department releases most of the names of colleges that have had access to federal student aid curtailed over concerns about financial viability, administrative capacity or other issues.

Editorial Tags: Loan programs

Mixed opinions as European Union-funded ranking effort enters second year

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 07:30

As it releases its second annual ranking, the European Union's U-Multirank project continues to face challenges, but many see value in the effort to revise the way rankings are done.

Editorial Tags: International higher educationRankings

Push for concealed guns on campuses is gaining steam

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 07:00

In just a few years, the push to allow concealed weapons on campuses has shifted from a long shot in a few states to a movement that's gaining steam in many parts of the country, including two of the most populous states.

Editorial Tags: CrimeImage Caption: Image used by Students for Campus Carry in Texas

Northeastern U. unveils Silicon Valley branch campus

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 07:00

Northeastern U. unveils it latest branch campus -- a network of hubs hosted by companies in Silicon Valley. Future expansions may see the university going abroad.

Editorial Tags: AdmissionsImage Source: I.D.T.Image Caption: Northeastern University's hub at Integrated Device Technology's San Jose campus.

Report: Salaries for higher education professionals up 2.2%

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 07:00

Gains are larger at public institutions.

Editorial Tags: Administrators

Education Department will release list of colleges found to be risky for students, taxpayers

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 07:00

The Education Department plans to release list of colleges whose federal aid is restricted because of concerns they pose risks to students and taxpayers. In recent years most on list have been for-profit colleges. 

Editorial Tags: Loan programs

U. of Oklahoma chapter learned racist song on SAE leadership cruise

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 07:00

An investigation at the University of Oklahoma reveals that members of its Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter learned the racist song they sang during the fraternity's national leadership conference.

Editorial Tags: DiscriminationFraternities/sororitiesImage Source: FlickrImage Caption: The 2014 John O. Moseley School of Leadership cruise. Members of the University of Oklahoma chapter learned a racist song while aboard an earlier cruise.

Should a university partner with a political organization to host an event on campus?

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:00

Faculty at U.C. San Francisco want to know why their institution is co-sponsoring an event with a group the professors view as anti-science.

Editorial Tags: Sciences/Tech/Engineering/MathImage Caption: Invitation to the co-hosted event.

Drexel U. charts a new course for itself

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:00

The ambitious private university is charting a new course than curbs some its efforts to expand outside of Philadelphia. 

Editorial Tags: Admissions / registrarBusiness issues

Changes at Syracuse U. do little to hold officials accountable for academic fraud, critics say

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:00

In wake of academic fraud case, Syracuse backs coach, gives A.D. a top administrative job and appeals harshest N.C.A.A. penalties. Is it taking the case seriously enough?

Editorial Tags: AthleticsNCAAImage Caption: Kent Syverud, Syracuse's chancellor

Education groups reconsider hosting events in state after new 'religious freedom' law

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:00

N.C.A.A., Educause, NASPA and other groups hosting events in Indiana say they're concerned about new law that critics argue gives businesses the right to discriminate against gay people. Thus far, no one is staying away -- and some wonder why criticism came too late.

Editorial Tags: AthleticsDiscriminationNCAA

Audit: Education Dept. hasn't enforced incentive compensation rules well

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:00

Education Department's inspector general concludes that agency has not sufficiently adapted policies and procedures to enforce 2010 rules restricting pay to recruiters based on enrollment.

Editorial Tags: Education Department

Education Dept. keeps secret the names of colleges found to be risky for students, taxpayers

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:00

U.S. government declines to identify dozens of institutions whose federal funding it has restricted because of concerns about their risk to students and taxpayers.

Editorial Tags: Education DepartmentImage Source: Getty Images

Personalized domain names bring headaches for institutions, Ph.D. holders

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:00

Customized domain names mean institutions are registering web addresses they will likely never use. Meanwhile, Ph.D. holders may not be allowed to use the domain that best suits them.

Nearly half of four-year college graduates attended two-year college

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:00

Study reveals nearly half of 4-year college graduates have attended a 2-year institution within 10 years of their college career.

Editorial Tags: Graduation ratesCommunity colleges
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