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At Oberlin, a Bylaw Feud Feels Like a Last Stand for Faculty Power

It’s no wonder that professors at Oberlin College kind of feel as if they run the place. Words to that effect have for...

‘Aggressive and Unparalleled’: Fight Escalates Between Michigan State’s Leaders and Trustees

Michigan State University’s leadership crisis escalated further this week, with the president and the provost taking direct aim at the Board of Trustees...

What Does It Mean When Students Can’t Pass Your Course?

If you’ve got an opinion about what’s wrong with higher education today, it was probably confirmed by a recent New York Times story...

Republican Senator Ben Sasse Emerges as Likely New President of U. of Florida

The University of Florida is poised to name U.S. Sen. Benjamin E. Sasse, Republican of Nebraska, as its next president. Sasse, 50, is...

Blanket Transcript-Withholding Policies Are ‘Abusive,’ Federal Agency Says

Blanket policies to withhold academic transcripts from students with outstanding loan debt to colleges are “abusive under the Consumer Financial Protection Act,” the...

A Prominent Scholar Was Fired. Neither She Nor Her Institution Will Say Exactly Why.

The University of Colorado at Boulder is under fire for ousting a prominent scholar whose supporters accuse the institution of a lack of...

Why More Undergraduates Are Unionizing

Amid pandemic-related stressors affecting many workers and an uptick in collective action across higher ed, a small but growing number of undergraduate employees...

How Students Spent More Than $30 Billion in Federal Covid Aid

The vast majority of college students at 11 institutions who received emergency financial aid through the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund said...

Colleges Must Protect Students Who Seek Abortions, Education Department Says

The Education Department released guidance on Tuesday reminding colleges and universities that Title IX prohibits discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, abortion, and other...

A Pandemic-Era Cut With a Hidden Price Tag

If you had asked Brian Tamanaha in June 2020 whether he approved of his own university’s plan to cut off contributions to his...

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