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Some Colleges Pay for Space on a Classic Game. It Ain’t Monopoly Money.

After paying a mark-up of 70 times the list price for a small square of property, it’s safe to say that no one...

Harvard’s President Will Step Down After a Tumultuous 5 Years

Harvard University’s president, Lawrence S. Bacow, told the campus community on Wednesday that he would step down from his position in June 2023....

What’s Behind the Surge in No-Confidence Votes?

Anyone following higher-education news in recent weeks has probably noticed a lot of votes of no confidence.Faculty Senate bodies at two campuses in...

‘Disturbing and Even Shocking’: Harvard to Spend $100 Million to Atone for ‘Immoral’ Ties to Slavery

Through its “extensive entanglements” with slavery, Harvard University benefited from and in some ways perpetuated “profoundly immoral” practices that it will spend $100...

Williams College Announces ‘All Grant’ Financial-Aid Policy

Williams College on Wednesday announced plans to adopt an “all grant” financial-aid program, apparently the first of its kind. Starting this fall, the...

What Higher Ed’s History Can Tell Us About the Present

John R. Thelin, one of the best-known historians of American higher education, likes to pay attention to the detailed human stories that have...

With Students in Mental-Health Crises, Campuses Risk Doing Too Little — or Too Much

Olivia Kong sounded “sleepy and distracted” but not “psychotic,” the on-call University of Pennsylvania psychiatrist would later say, when she reached out in...

Columbia Is Ranked No. 2 by ‘U.S News.’ A Professor Says Its Spot Is Based on False Data.

Columbia University is ranked No. 2 among national universities by U.S. News & World Report, behind Princeton University and tied with Harvard University...

What 4 Billionaires With Russia Ties Have Donated to American Colleges

The United States and the European Union have set their sights on Russian billionaires as one focus of economic sanctions amid the country’s...

Watch the Trailer for ‘Master,’ a New Academic Horror Film

Three Black women navigating life at an elite university must contend with its troubling history in a new horror movie where race, class,...

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