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Higher Ed News Roundup: Leave the Trustees Alone

July 23, 2014 by ACTA|

ACTA President Anne Neal to the New York Times: "The Texas showdown was not about yahoo trustees and upright administrators. It was about the future… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Double Jeopardy at Amherst

July 22, 2014 by ACTA|

An Amherst student was denied a degree as a result of a sexual assault charge his lawyers say was resolved in 2011.

In a report on great colleges… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Steeper Tuition, Steeper Discounts

July 21, 2014 by ACTA|

The steep tuition, steep discount business model isn't going anywhere.

One Swarthmore official admits the preponderance of evidence standard… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Challenging the Accreditation Monopoly

July 18, 2014 by ACTA|

ACTA filed an amicus brief yesterday challenging the accreditation monopoly’s unchecked power.

Will disruptive innovation ruin the market… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Iceberg Ahoy!

July 16, 2014 by ACTA|

What do icebergs and mounting higher ed costs have in common? For one, they shouldn't be ignored.

Equity everywhere! Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Loan Sharks at the DOE

July 15, 2014 by ACTA|

Paying back student loans is hard enough; now an audit of the Department of Education has found unethical debt collection and a lack of oversight.

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Higher Ed News Roundup: Financial Trouble Brings Credit Downgrades

July 14, 2014 by ACTA|

Anne Neal, ACTA's president, was quoted in the Houston Chronicle about the active governing board at the University of Texas.

On the financial… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: 50 Over $60,000

July 11, 2014 by ACTA|

Up from only nine last year, 50 colleges now cost over $60,000.

Last minute security feesContinue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Continuing Crisis

July 10, 2014 by ACTA|

Here's the latest in higher ed news & views!

ACTA President Anne Neal's comments on the resignation of Bill Powers have been making the media rounds. Check out her thoughts in Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: More on UT Austin Affair

July 9, 2014 by ACTA|

Is a faculty union that spends most of its dues on political contributions advocating for its members interests, or misrepresenting them?

In the… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Times They Are A-Changing

July 8, 2014 by ACTA|

New Hampshire may soon freeze tuition, joining a growing list of university systems taking action on runaway spending.

Was a Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: UT President Asked to Resign

July 7, 2014 by ACTA|

In a struggle between faculty, administators, and the Board of Regents, University of Texas president William C. Powers Jr. has been asked to resign.

Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: A Dozen More Under Investigation

July 3, 2014 by ACTA|

The US Department of Education has added a dozen schools to its list of those being investigated for mishandling sexual assault.

Two professors are Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: ‘Stand Up for Speech’

July 2, 2014 by ACTA|

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has launched an ambitious "Stand Up for Speech" campaign and kicked it off with lawsuits against four… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Easing the Debt Burden

July 1, 2014 by ACTA|

While huge debt burdens are catching the headlines, times may be tougher for Continue Reading >>

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