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Advocates for a Tougher ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule Step Into the Fray

On campuses, on Twitter, and on Capitol Hill, several groups are lobbying for more protections against high-cost programs that don’t prepare graduates for jobs.

Penn State’s Patent Auction Produces More Lessons Than Revenue

No financial windfalls emerged, but no “patent trolls” appeared either.

After NBA Bans Owner of LA Clippers, UCLA Rejects His $3-Million Gift

The university “fosters diversity, inclusion, and respect,” and Donald Sterling’s racially charged remarks demonstrate that he does not share those values, the institution said.

UMUC to Offer Federal Employees a Tuition Discount

The University of Maryland arm’s new partnership with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management will focus on reducing the skills gap among government workers.

New Adjunct-Focused Venture Wins Approval to Offer Courses

The for-profit institution will let faculty members design their own courses and keep most of the revenue.

Anonymous Donor Makes $100-Million Gift to Dartmouth College

The institution plans to use the donation, the largest in its history, to expand scholarly contributions to solving global problems.

New Data Shed Light on Use of PLUS Loans and Controversial Loan Denials

Education Department data indicates that PLUS-loan denial rates jumped by 13 to 15 percentage points after new credit checks were applied.

U. of North Texas Offers Fixed-Rate Tuition, With a Twist

The university will also give students who graduate within four years a tuition break, as will another new plan at the University of Baltimore.

Facebook Rules and Instagram Rises in Institutional Social-Media Survey

The results of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s annual survey offer few surprises, but they contain hints at where colleges’ use of social media might be going.

ACE Report Reiterates Opposition to Proposed College-Ratings Plan

The issue brief cites findings from a recent survey showing that students don’t rely heavily on rankings when choosing a college.
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