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October 24, 2014
Northern Arizona U Expands Competency-Based Degree Options (Campus Technology)
Northern Arizona University (NAU) has added bachelor of science options to its online, competency-based personalized learning degree offerings. "Personalized learning's online competency-based education model allows students to earn their degrees based on what they know," according to a news release. "Students develop key skills and knowledge areas called competencies and earn credit by demonstrating how well they understand each competency, not from how much time they spend in class."

UIC making bold bid for Obama library (Chicago Tribune)
The University of Illinois at Chicago plans to submit a lofty proposal to create an Obama presidential library corridor, using public transportation to link its Near West Side academic campus to a desolate site in North Lawndale that has been devoid of new development for nearly a half-century..

Athletics Advisers' Ethical Dilemma (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Back in the mid-2000s, Bruce A. Smith had an enviable commute. His Telegraph Avenue apartment was less than two miles from the University of California at Berkeley, where he worked as an academic adviser to athletes.

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