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UCLA Relocates Planned Hotel And Conference Center

The university backs away from knocking down its five-decade-old faculty club, instead opting to level a parking garage to make way for the new facility.

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Southern University In Baton Rouge Going To 4-Day Class Schedule In January

Southern University is switching to a four-day class week in January by doing away with Friday courses. Chancellor James Llorens tells The Advocate the university is making the switch to save on utility costs in buildings and to free up more time on Friday for student advising and faculty office hours.

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Broken Benefits: Higher Ed, Higher Pensions

The Daily Chronicle sent a Freedom of Information Act request to The State Universities Retirement System asking for the monthly pension amount for people who have worked at some point in their careers for Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College.

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Fed False Logic, Campus Eats Up A Hoax And Revolts

All last week, students at Smith College were buzzing over a rumor that the school was going completely vegetarian and locavore. There were protests and counter-protests, with slogans chalked on walkways. There was a Twitter feed that caught the attention of VegNews, “America’s premier vegan lifestyle magazine.’’ At a student government meeting, the dining services manager came under attack: How did she expect students to pass their midterms without coffee?

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Calif. State U Sued Over New Cal Poly Chief's Salary

A California State University faculty leader is suing the CSU in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming that administrators broke the state's public disclosure laws this year by failing to reveal that the salary approved by trustees for the new president of Cal Poly was above the maximum published amount for that job.

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Did Utah Valley University Fire Business Prof For Being Too Tough?

Business scholar Steven Maranville left a tenured appointment with the University of Houston to teach at Utah Valley University two years ago, but officials fired him after a one-year probationary period when they concluded his teaching did not suit their students.

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Some University Profs Get Six-Figure Salaries, State Database Shows

Some professors at Florida’s public universities make more than $500,000 a year, according to a database posted by Gov. Rick Scott, a move that angered faculty members.

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Eastern Conn. State Highest In Minority Faculty

A new study of faculty at universities nationwide says Eastern Connecticut State University has the largest percentage of minority teachers among Connecticut colleges and universities.

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Central Washington U President To Get $500,000 Incentive Pay

Central Washington University President James Gaudino will earn $500,000 in incentive pay if he stays with the university for five more years, under a contract renewal approved this month by the school's trustees.

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Kalamazoo Valley Community College Faculty Salaries And Healthcare Costs On The Rise

Kalamazoo Valley Community College faculty members are getting pay raises — but their healthcare costs are rising, too.

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