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Wesleyan Marks 60th Anniversary

October 21, 2016

N.C. Wesleyan College celebrated a major milestone Thursday, and hundreds came out to mark the occasion. The college marked its 60th birthday with its annual Founder’s Day Celebration on Thursday morning. Students and alumni joined joined staff and faculty to pay tribute to the school and its history during a ceremony held inside the Dunn Center.

College of New Rochelle's Financial Struggles Not New

October 21, 2016

A federal tax lien, a bond-rating drop and sagging enrollment nagged the College of New Rochelle for years before the announcement Tuesday that it's facing what could be the most significant financial crisis in its 112-year history.  Among the struggles in recent years were a federal tax lien imposed by the IRS in 2014, and financial services’ ratings that showed an institution facing imposing debt and little wiggle-room in its budget.

Harvard Students Object to Use of Personal Data in Admissions Bias Suit

October 21, 2016

Some Harvard undergraduates are objecting to the university handing over their data to a group suing Harvard for allegedly discriminating against Asian-Americans in the admissions process, according to a letter filed in federal court Thursday. Harvard began notifying successful and unsuccessful undergraduate applicants from 2009 through 2015 last week that data from their applications is set to be turned over later this month to Students for Fair Admissions as part of a lawsuit challenging the elite school's affirmative-action policies.

Weitzel an Integral Part of the Cottey Community

October 20, 2016

Since the founding of Cottey College (MO) in 1884, there have only been 12 college presidents -- a small number, considering the long, rich history Cottey has established in its 132 years. During the evolution, growth and expansion of the private women's college, presidents have come and gone, but each has left a definitive mark upon the college and the community of Nevada. Dr. Jann Rudd Weitzel joined the Cottey community as president on June 15, 2015, and on Oct. 22, she will officially be inaugurated as Cottey's newest president.

Bethel College President to Resign

October 20, 2016

Bethel College (KS) President Perry D. White has announced his plans to step down at the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year, after seven years of service to the college, according to a press release.

Faculty Union Approved at Minneapolis College of Art & Design

October 20, 2016

Faculty members at Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MN) have voted to form a union, while adjunct instructors at Augsburg College (MN) have petitioned to hold their own union election, officials announced Wednesday.  The announcement suggests that faculty unions are starting to gain ground at Minnesota’s private colleges, two years after a national union began organizing in the state.

Education Dept. Opens Title IX Investigation at Baylor

October 20, 2016

After months of controversy surrounding Baylor University’s handling of sexual-violence cases, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights said on Wednesday that it had opened a Title IX investigation there.

What It Takes to Break the Glass Ceiling on Campus

October 19, 2016

Julie E. Wollman knows how to break glass ceilings -- and the proof is at Widener University, where Wollman, the 10th president of the former all-male military school, is its first female leader. Before she started at the Chester-based college in January, Wollman led Edinboro University, where she was also the university's first female president.

At Millikin, Only One Athlete Showed Up for Anthem

October 19, 2016

Millikin University (IL) on Tuesday responded to online discussion (and considerable criticism) of its football team after all members except one stayed in the locker room for the playing of the national anthem at a recent game. One player emerged from the locker room and stood for the anthem.

DePaul Bars 'Unborn Lives Matter' Posters

October 19, 2016

DePaul University (IL) has ordered the campus Republican group to redesign posters that read "Unborn Lives Matter" if the organization wants permission to post them on campus. 

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