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Columbia U. affiliate’s financial aid exec took bribes

A former official at Columbia University’s Teachers College pocketed at least $350,000 by carrying out a decades-long scheme that dished out hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial aid in exchange for kickbacks from three students, authorities said Thursday.

Malta’s ‘American’ university fires nearly all its staff

It’s not every day that a university fires nearly all of its faculty. But that’s what happened at the American University of Malta, a start-up institution operated by a Jordanian construction and tourism company without a track record in higher education.