Bipartisan Senate bill takes a carrot-and-stick approach to boosting college access, graduation rates | The Washington Post

It goes to reason that colleges with the most resources have the highest graduation rates, but they often do a poor job of admitting low-income students who could benefit the most from their services. The schools that do take in a high number of students without means are often bereft of the resources to help them complete.

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College Republicans, Once ‘the Best Party on Campus,’ Endure Taunts Over Trump | The New York Times

To grab the attention of freshmen at the student club fair this month, the College Republicans of George Washington University unfurled a red banner and set out beer cozies and lime green beer-pong cups sent by the College Republican National Committee, which bills itself as “the best party on campus.”

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Clark family provides $900,000 Gift in support of Dowdy-Ficklen renovation | WITN

The successful progress of the $55-million Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Southside Renovation Campaign continues. East Carolina University Athletics and the ECU Pirate Club are proud to announce a $900,000 leadership commitment from the Clark family of Greenville. The gift supports the renovation project, targeted to be completed by the fall of 2018.

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Kentucky governor can’t slash public university budget unless there’s a shortfall, state supreme court rules | The Washington Post

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear (D) scored a victory Thursday with the state supreme court ruling that Gov. Matt Bevin (R) lacks the authority to slash public university budgets without the threat of a shortfall, five months after the prosecutor filed an unprecedented lawsuit against the governor.

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U. Kentucky is suing its student newspaper, trying to block sexual assault reporting | The Washington Post

The University of Kentucky is suing the school’s independent student newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel, in an effort to block the release of records related to a sexual assault investigation on campus, a rare move that the university says is necessary to protect victims’ private and confidential information.

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Days might be numbered for one of the nation’s largest college accreditors | The Washington Post

The Department of Education is standing by an independent advisory board vote to bar one of the largest national accreditation agencies from serving as the gatekeeper between colleges and billions of dollars in federal financial aid, setting the stage for a protracted fight with the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

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