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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.
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.
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.
Group of colleges releases voluntarily standards for competency-based education, which Education Department official says could help prevent the rise of bad actors.
Consumer advocates say a Brookings study highlights the need for comprehensive federal data on the relationship between college loan debt and race.
A recent update of the Fair Labor Standards Act makes more full-time salaried workers eligible for overtime pay. Starting in December, campus employees who earn less than $47,476 a year and work more than 40 hours a week must be compensated for overtime. To follow the law, colleges must give raises to those below the threshold, pay them overtime, or scale back their hours. Those are especially difficult — and potentially expensive — options for admissions offices.
An emphasis on empowering the middle class translated to a zeroing in on accountability and access, with mixed results
Princeton agrees to pay millions to local taxpayers to get them to drop a lawsuit, but the principles could surface elsewhere -- and again at Princeton in six years.
The rule change is likely to prove especially challenging for small, private colleges, already facing tight budgets, and campuses outside major urban areas, where living costs and salaries are lower and more employees may be affected.
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