I discovered Education News this week. It seems like a comprehensive, smart source for ed news, and has a clean design to boot. Check it out at EducationNews.org. For bloggers, one of the nice things is that they allow linked backtracks in comments. This isn't true at all sites, and I suppose there is a downside to it from the publisher's perspective (it invites spam links, which have to be weeded out).
Note that the site isn't new. In fact it's as old as my daughter, which means that the editor should keep a shotgun by the door and hide the car keys.
Here's a direct link to the section on higher education.