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NC Promise Saved a University and Grew Two Others. Is It a Model or a Fluke?

Less than five years ago, Elizabeth City State University was underwater. The chancellor’s office had leaks in the roof —…

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3 Things to Know About the Latest High-Profile Admissions Lawsuit

Sixteen private colleges have participated in a “price-fixing cartel,” a new lawsuit alleges. As The Wall Street Journal first reported…

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FAFSA Verification Can Be a Burden for Students and Colleges. Here Are Some Proposals for Easing It.

The U.S. Department of Education should “better leverage” existing federal data to ease the burden of aid verification on students…

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Why Colleges Struggle to Root Out Professor Misconduct, in One Deposition

In a recent deposition, Barbara J. Wilson, a former dean at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, told lawyers she’d…

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Does the ‘Liberty Way’ Discourage Students From Reporting Sexual Assault?

A news investigation and a lawsuit brought by more than 20 women against Liberty University raises concerns about whether its…

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Black Borrowers Have Been Excluded From the Student-Debt Conversation, Report Says

In 1990, a woman borrowed $24,000 in student loans. Thirty years later, she owes $125,000.The 62-year-old does not qualify for…

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Students Are Poised to Protest. Are Colleges Prepared?

College presidents and vice presidents are always juggling multiple priorities. But a new report says that one issue — the…

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A University Tried to Correct Its Pay Gaps. Some Professors Feel Shortchanged.

Maureen M. Donaghy was feeling optimistic about her chances for a raise when she submitted a pay-equity request that showed…

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‘U.S. News’ Keeps ACT and SAT Scores in the Mix — for Now

Though more and more colleges are dropping their ACT and SAT requirements, test scores still count in the closely watched…

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As America Grows More Diverse, a State’s Colleges Follow Suit

The race and ethnicity data from the 2020 Census that was released last month revealed a demographic milestone that has…

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