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UNC to consider name-change of history building with namesake linked to KKK

The Board of Trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will soon decide on a proposal to rename a building named for an alum who had connections to the Ku Klux Klan.

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Closure of UNC poverty centers leads to questioning of rationale

In the weeks since the University of North Carolina Board of Governors' voted to close an academic center for poverty research, many have speculated that the move was politically motivated.

East Residence Hall, pictured above, was renamed this past summer following years of student activism.

ECU renames its own Aycock Residence Hall

The decision comes eight months after Duke's Trustees decided to rename freshman dormitory Aycock as East Residence Hall—following years of student advocacy against using the name of the former...

Advisors are now recommending that pre-med students take one semester of biochemistry and one of either introductory psychology or sociology to prepare for the new MCAT format.

New MCAT poses hurdles for pre-meds

Compared to the old exam, the new MCAT aims to reflect recent changes to science and medicine, and will test more content and skills over a longer period of time.

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Tuition increases proposed for N.C. public universities

The University of North Carolina system could be increasing tuition rates in the upcoming school years.

Students petition against resignation of UNC system president

After the president of the University of North Carolina system, Tom Ross, was asked to resign, a group of students in Chapel Hill have established a petition to have the decision overturned.

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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

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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.