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Black Colleges Swept Up in For-Profit Crackdown Find Relief From DeVos

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 02:32:37 GMT

Henry N. Tisdale, the president of Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C., says his small, nonprofit school should not be lumped in with for-profit colleges under Education Department regulations.The United Negro College Fund has been among the most vocal critics of Obama-era student borrower protections, saying they threaten the viability of its 37 member institutions.


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Texas Illegally Excluded Thousands From Special Education, Federal Officials Say

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:32:22 GMT

Federal regulators said Thursday that Texas’s decision to set a “target” for the maximum percentage of students who should receive special education services violated federal laws.A state “target” meant to limit the number of students receiving special education services violated federal law, regulators said in a letter ordering the state to make amends.


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On Campus: No College Kid Needs a Water Park to Study

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:19:43 GMT

Students at Missouri State University’s aquatic center in 2014.Trustees must rein in frivolous spending at public universities.


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‘Beauty Myth’ Writer Says Yale Blocked Harassment Claim

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:53:13 GMT

Naomi Wolf in 2014. She tried to make an official complaint of sexual harassment against the Yale professor Harold Bloom on Tuesday, but she said the university “refused to confirm that it was accepted as a grievance.”Naomi Wolf sought to file a complaint with the university against the famed literary critic Harold Bloom, who she says groped her while she was a student in 1983.


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Up Next: A Rap Video for a Biology Class Was His Demo Reel

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:00:14 GMT

Julien Turner, a sophomore at Morehouse College, is an aspiring filmmaker.Julien Turner, 20, is a budding filmmaker at Morehouse College, where he’s also a linebacker on the football team.


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An Advocate for Israel Draws Fire as He Nears Confirmation to Civil Rights Post

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:15:18 GMT

Kenneth L. Marcus is President Trump’s nominee to serve as the next assistant secretary for civil rights in the Education Department.Kenneth Marcus’s potential return to the Education Department has drawn criticism from civil rights groups that see his narrow focus on Israel as blinding him to other matters of bias.


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On Campus: It’s Hard to Study if You’re Hungry

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:32:38 GMT

Half of all college students struggle with food insecurity, which is closely linked to lower graduation rates.


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