White House plan confirms drastic cuts to many programs while proposing to substantially alter loan programs.
Court vacates a tenure denial by Cornell, finding that the university denied basic due process over allegations that were rejected or never proven. Supporters say an important researcher is having his career stymied.
College finishes disciplinary processes related to Charles Murray visit and its disruption. Local police will not bring charges against anyone for attack on a professor.
In several states, proposals seek to curb or end expensive grant programs that aren’t going to those who are most in need.
With high-profile hazing cases such as the death of Timothy Piazza at Penn State comes more willingness to punish -- by both prosecutors and universities.


Scott McLemee has found most recently published books on digital discourse -- memes, tweeting and other modes of contemporary communication -- hard to keep reading. The exception is Whitney Phillips and Ryan M. Milner’s The Ambivalent Internet.

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Herb Childress describes how a successful book contract led to his academic career’s end.


Confessions of a Community College Dean

May 23, 2017
A different approach might yield more progress.  

Technology and Learning

May 23, 2017
What do you call your university president?


May 23, 2017
Improving your speaking skills.

University of Venus

May 23, 2017
University of Venus writers share their stories of the season.  

Law, Policy -- and IT?

May 23, 2017
Adolescent angst?  

Call to Action: Marketing and Communications in Higher Education

May 23, 2017
If properly managed, sub-brands add dimension and character to the core institution’s brand, enabling a deep focus on a specific area of expertise.

Just Visiting

May 21, 2017
"Elite" institutions get a pass while the vulnerable are made to knuckle under.

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