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DeVos warns of crisis amid ballooning student debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says ballooning student debt has caused a crisis in higher education and that the traditional path to college might not be the best choice for everyon...

DeVos reinstates for-profit college watchdog cut under Obama

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday restored federal recognition to an accrediting group that oversees dozens of for-profit colleges but was shut down by the Obama administration over allegat...

DeVos wants to change campus rules on sexual misconduct

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints. Her plan would add protections for students accused of assault a...

DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is proposing a major overhaul to the way colleges handle complaints of sexual misconduct. The Education Department released a plan Friday that would r...

US colleges attracting fewer new students from abroad

The number of foreign students heading to U.S. colleges and universities fell again last year, the second straight decline after more than a decade of growth, a new report finds. Enr...

Synagogue attack a reminder of how common hate crimes are

The massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue occurred during a month that saw several allegations of hate crimes around the country. The incidents were nowhere near as violent as what happ...

Trial coming to a close in Harvard bias lawsuit

BOSTON (AP) — Both sides get one last chance to make their cases in a trial alleging discrimination in Harvard University's admissions system. Closing arguments are set to begin Frid...

Harvard emails illuminate power of wealth in admissions

BOSTON (AP) — A federal trial alleging bias against Harvard University underscored a cold truth of the school's admissions process on Wednesday: that money and pedigree can open doors that academics a...

AP Explains: Harvard bias lawsuit heading to trial

BOSTON (AP) — A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in Harvard University's admissions process is heading to trial in Boston's federal court. The group Students for Fair Admission...

#MeToo inspires wave of old misconduct reports to colleges

BOSTON (AP) — For 35 years, Ruth D'Eredita tried to dismiss her former professor's behavior — the way he touched her, groped her and kissed her. But last year, as dozens of women came forward to share...

France calls for new global coalition, with or without US

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — France's leaders are proposing a new international coalition to revive global cooperation that they say is being threatened by countries like the United States and Russia. ...

Q&A: With severe storms approaching US, what to expect?

Emergency officials are urging residents to prepare for severe storms that are forecast to hit the East Coast and Hawaii over the next week at what is the peak of this year's hurricane season. ...

Feds back Asian-Americans in anti-affirmative action case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is siding with Asian-American students suing Harvard University over the Ivy League school's consideration of race in its admissions policy. ...

Trademark bullies? Many big colleges fiercely protect brands

Never get between a university and its trademarks. That's the lesson dozens of people learn every year when they unwittingly provoke the wrath of big universities and the lawyers the...

For-profit colleges have allies now, but complaints persist

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawsuit against Ashford University describes an admissions office with a cutthroat sales culture more akin to a used-car lot than a place of higher learning, peddling "false promis...