Giving an F for Recording Classes, Even for Students With Disabilities

A UCLA professor whose classroom hosts contentious debates says she’ll fail any student who records. She says it’s a matter of academic freedom. But does federal law allow it?

AP Exams Face a Security Test

An international cheating ring led to an uptick in AP score cancellations this year, expediting plans to digitize the exams. Will that make them more secure?

Columbia’s President Denounced Her Before Congress. Firing Could Be Next.

Law professor Katherine Franke has long been outspoken in her support of Palestinians. Now, after House Republicans and her university president called her out in an antisemitism hearing, she faces potential termination.

Why Some Selective M.F.A. Programs Are Going Tuition-Free

Some M.F.A. programs at Juilliard and the University of Southern California, among others, won’t charge tuition starting next fall. But will it expand access to the arts?

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Wain’s World

Scott McLemee reviews Kathryn Hughes’s biography of Louis Wain, Catland.

Title IX Regs Treat Students as Political Pawns

Students are not well served by the political nature of ever-changing Title IX regulations, Chris Linder writes.


Calling B.S. on the AI Education Future

The “queen of the internet” is full of something…

3 Questions for MIT’s Michael Patrick Rutter

On adding the role of online M.B.A. student at BU’s Questrom School of Business.

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Embracing a Strategic Advantage in Asset Management

Colleges and universities that roll back DEI efforts when it comes to their investments are only hurting themselves, warns Kerin McCauley.

After the Writing Retreat Ends

Jennifer Ahern-Dodson and Monique Dufour offer strategies on how to carry what you learn into your everyday writing practices.


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FAFSA Fallout

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Congress mandated in 2020 that the Education Department simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to make it easier for families to complete. While the department met its Dec. 31, 2023 deadline—barely—the rollout of the new Better FAFSA has been plagued by an unrelenting series of glitches, errors and missteps. Inside Higher Ed has closely followed the FAFSA “simplification” saga from the start.