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The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house is seen near Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. University President John Thrasher announced the indefinite suspension of the school’s 55 fraternities and sororities following the death of a freshman pledge. Andrew Coffey, a pledge at Pi Kappa Phi, died Friday after he was found unresponsive following a party.

Are hazing, sexual assault, drinking and unabashed racism inevitable on campus?

Despite horrifying new incidents and a scathing new book on Greek life, college presidents find change elusive

OPINION: Research confirms an urgent need to improve how students are supported when choosing college majors

First-gen and minority students suffer from a lack of professional advice

Federal data shows 3.9 million students dropped out of college with debt in 2015 and 2016

For-profit sector produced a disproportionate share of indebted dropouts

Betsy DeVos appears before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions for her a January confirmation hearing.

Gouged by for-profit schools, students could soon be out of luck

Education Secretary DeVos criticized over lack of protections, loan forgiveness

Katherine Kerwin, legislative affairs chair of the University of Wisconsin student government, leads efforts against letting public university students in Wisconsin opt out of paying fees to clubs and causes with which they disagree. “We can’t eliminate things because we’re so close-minded that we don’t want to pay for an organization that we don’t believe in,” she says.

Should college students’ money be paying for controversial speakers and programs?

Debate comes as universities shift more and more costs to students, including the bill for hot button speakers and polarizing clubs

New research questions the value of certificates pushed by colleges, policymakers

Studies suggest these popular credentials often don’t improve job prospects or pay

The threat of Big Brother undermines a push to gather data about college student performance

Opponents of collecting more data now cite privacy fears, especially for Dreamers

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A student at Guttman Community College in New York City reads before the start of a class. Momentum is building to give associate degrees to students who have left community colleges but earned enough credits to get one.

States connect students with degrees they don’t know they’ve earned

To help catch up to lagging education targets, states reach out to non-grads

Latino college students are falling behind whites and blacks, new research shows

Hint: it’s not just differences in academic prep

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