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October 20, 2014
Editorial: Raise taxes or else … (Belleville News-Democrat)
Southwestern Illinois College expects to raise property taxes, and the explanation from school leaders is that the state makes them do it. SWIC would risk losing state equalization funding of about $7.5 million a year if it doesn't levy at least 95 percent of the maximum property tax rate, a spokesman said. Read more here:

A Test Case for Sexual Harassment (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Philosophy professors at the University of Colorado’s flagship campus here thought they were taking a bold step.

In Rules on Campus Sexual Violence, Education Dept. Emphasizes Training (Chronicle of Higher Education)
New federal rules issued on Monday aim to make campuses safer by requiring colleges to train students and employees on preventing sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

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