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3,100 students implicated in UNC academic scandal

An eight-month investigation into the academic scandal at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill revealed that the university’s “shadow curriculum” benefited more than 3,000 students—many of...

Duke drops to eighth in U.S. News and World Report ranking

After spending a year at number seven, Duke has returned to number eight in the annual U.S. News and World Report ranking of research universities.

2U's Semester Online consortium discontinued

Internet education consortium Semester Online was cancelled less than a year after the Arts and Sciences Council voted to block Duke's membership in the program.

The SAT has changed from a 2400 point scale to the original 1600, among other changes.

SAT changes elicit mixed reviews from Duke education leaders

The College Board announced major changes to the SAT March 5, which have received mixed reviews from leaders in the Duke community.

Rep accuses Duke and others of violating financial aid law

One representative has accused more than 100 colleges—including Duke—of violating federal law by requiring financial aid applicants to complete extra forms or not making clear which ones are needed.

Humanities on defensive, finds champions at Duke

Humanities research remains strong at Duke, despite the threat of funding cuts and political attacks in universities across the country.

Of the 384 students who signed up for the classes, 173 were student-athletes. Of those student-athletes, 88 were football players and 21 were men’s basketball players.

N&O sues UNC for withholding records in academic scandal

News and Observer Publishing Co. sued UNC Chancellor Carol Folt last Thursday for student records that could help illuminate the origins of the athlete academic performance scandal at the...

College ranking affects applicant pool, study finds

Duke's position in the college rankings has a significant impact on its applicant pool, according to a recent study.

A new test could be used to examine Duke students' critical thinking skills upon graduation.

Employers request new post-graduate standardized test results

A new test examining college students’ critical thinking skills upon graduation may impact the way employers and post-graduate institutions view higher education.

Chinese university to partner with Schwarzman scholars

Schwarzman College will break ground on the campus of Tsinghua University in Beijing later this month.

Administrators critique Obama's education proposal

President Barack Obama released a plan last week proposing to increase the affordability of college and to reward colleges that provide the best value for the education they provide.

Duke, other private universities choose not to publicly disclose perpetrators

Two education privacy and safety laws allow private universities to disclose disciplinary proceedings and crime reports when a student is an alleged perpetrator of violating university policy.

Some of Duke’s peer institutions offer an open-door alcohol policy, which allows students to drink in their rooms, doors open, without fear of punishment.

Duke's alcohol policies are stricter than some of its peers'

Duke's alcohol policies uphold the federal drinking age, but some peer schools have implemented more open approaches.

Duke struggles to draw low-income applicants, paralleling national trends

Some in the higher education community are evaluating how accessible the college application process is to low-income students

Higher ed memo raises doubts about double majors

College students are finding it increasingly difficult to graduate in four years, but Duke students seem to be doing just fine.

Duke-UNC portal opens Friday

Want to take a look at Chapel Hill without having to travel down Tobacco Road?

Some colleges weigh the value of AP credits

The role of AP credits in college is up for debate at some peer institutions.

College enrollment falls with economy

Of the nearly 300 universities surveyed, nearly half reported enrollment declines for Fall 2012.

With law school students facing an increasingly challenging job market, many law schools are reducing their class sizes.

Law schools cut seats in weaker job market

In response to the current economic climate, many law schools are reducing their incoming class sizes, a recent survey shows.

As editor and co-founder of daily online publication Inside Higher Ed, Scott Jaschik is an expert in higher education.

Inside Higher Ed editor praises community colleges

The Chronicle also spoke with Scott Jaschik about the increasing popularity of online courses.

MCAT changes may lead to heavier Duke pre-med course load

In the next few years, prospective medical school students will begin to take a revised version of the Medical College Admission Test.

College-educated women face pay gap

A year after graduating from college, women are paid only 82 percent of what their male counterparts earn.

Duke ranks 48th in torrent hits among colleges

Duke is a nationally ranked host to online piracy, according to a recent report.

Robert Morse, the man behind the U.S. News & World Report rankings, spoke with The Chronicle about the publication.

U.S. News rankings editor talks Duke, recent trends

Robert Morse has led the magazine’s signature education rankings soon after their inception in 1983.

According to a study, 25 percent of admission officers use Google or Facebook to evaluate applicants. And 35 percent of them say they discovered information that could negatively impact the student’s chances.

Duke admissions does not scrutinize Internet presence

Prospective Duke applicants should not expect to be scrutinized.