Trump's Jan. 6 legal adviser leads new law school

Mark Martin provided legal advice to then president Donald Trump on Jan. 6, 2021, as Trump tried to steal the presidential election. Martin now leads High Point University Law.

A person wearing a hood, a baseball cap, sunglasses and a face mask holds a Trump flag in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Fallout of racist remarks at Purdue Northwest


Purdue Northwest faculty members want Chancellor Thomas L. Keon to step down after a racist remark. Keon is clinging to his job despite a reprimand from the Board of Trustees.

Chancellor Thomas L. Keon, a white man wearing glasses and academic regalia, stands at a lectern with the Purdue Northwest logo on it.

Should class participation be graded in college?

The pandemic laid bare course policies and practices that disadvantage some students. Now, some say that professors should cool it with awarding participation points.

A white man wearing a cap covered in sensors that will track his brain activity.

Board of Trustees drives dramatic change at Idaho college

After four meetings in a month, the board majority at North Idaho College has forced immediate changes, leading to public outrage from employees and other constituents.

The five members of the North Idaho College Board of Trustees, all white people, sit at a table with a red skirt.

Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts named president of NCAA

Charlie Baker, the departing Massachusetts governor and first politician to lead the NCAA, will try to chart a path out of the legal and political quagmire the organization is mired in.

Charlie Baker, a white man with gray hair, holds a microphone while standing in front of an American flag.

Claudine Gay to become first Black president of Harvard

The university’s next president is Claudine Gay, the daughter of Haitian immigrants and first Black woman to lead the university. Gay is set to begin her presidency next summer.

Claudine Gay, a Black woman with short hair wearing glasses.

When and how departments should make political statements

Institutions issue recommendations on when and how departments should make political statements, if at all. This guidance generally urges caution, citing academic freedom risks.

Illustration of a red fist holding a pencil.

Florida seeks new accreditors

Education officials in Florida have been meeting with agencies as they seek a new accreditor for state colleges and universities. A lengthy and expensive process awaits.

The historic Florida State Capitol Building in Tallahassee, Florida.

Board chaos creates leadership vacuum at North Idaho College

North Idaho College president Nick Swayne questioned the legality of board actions on open records and procurement. Three days later he was placed on administrative leave.

Trustee Greg McKenzie, a white man with dark hair wearing a business suit, speaks at a microphone.

Strikes disrupt undergraduate learning anew


The adjunct faculty strike at the New School ended over the weekend, and two of four groups of academic workers striking across the University of California system ended their labor action. But undergraduates continue to struggle.

Hundreds of striking academic workers at the University of California carry handmade signs.


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