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Higher Ed Roundup: Tuition increase at UC schools sets off demonstrations

November 24, 2009 0 comments

University of California campuses were rocked by student protests and demonstrations in reaction to last Thursday’s vote by UC regents to approve a system-wide 32 percent tuition hike, CNN reported last week.

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Higher Ed Roundup: American students going abroad at record rate, survey shows

November 17, 2009 0 comments

College students — both American and foreign — are studying abroad in record numbers, according to an exhaustive annual survey of international education.

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Princeton student sues university for disabilities accommodations

November 11, 2009 0 comments

A freshman at Princeton is suing the university for allegedly denying her appropriate accommodations for her learning disabilities, the Daily Princetonian reported last week.

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Higher Ed Roundup: Two-year colleges drive enrollment spike

November 3, 2009 0 comments

College enrollment among the nation’s 18- to 24-year-olds has reached a record high of 39.6 percent, or 11.5 million young adults, enrolled in a two- or four-year college, according to a Pew Research Center report released last week.

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Higher Ed Roundup: Anti-cross dressing policy draws criticism at Morehouse

October 26, 2009 0 comments

Morehouse College implements a student dress code that bans cross-dressing and Brandeis stalls plans to auction its art collection in this week’s college news roundup.

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Higher Ed Roundup: UCLA student charged with attempted murder after chem lab slashing

October 13, 2009 0 comments

A student at the University of California, Los Angeles was critically injured last Thursday after a fellow student stabbed her five times and slashed her neck in an organic chemistry lab between classes.

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Tuition to rise steeply at R.I.’s public colleges

October 6, 2009 0 comments

The Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education voted Monday to increase in-state tuition for its public colleges, raising tuition fees between eight and 10 percent.

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Higher Ed Roundup: Tufts attempts to eliminate awkward dorm-room sex

September 30, 2009 0 comments

Students at Tufts University may not have to worry about unwanted nighttime guests any more, thanks to a new stipulation in the school’s residential life office’s guest policy. That and other news in this week’s Higher Ed Roundup.

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Higher Ed Roundup: Suspect in custody in Yale strangling

September 22, 2009 0 comments

The investigation into the Sept. 8 strangling of Yale graduate student Annie Le has progressed quickly since late last week; plus other news from around the world of higher education.

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Neuro prof. lands large NIH grant

September 15, 2009 0 comments

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Gilad Barnea was recently awarded a EUREKA grant — $1.3 million in funding for scientific research over four years — by the National Institutes of Health.