Duke University blocks students from picking their roommates freshman year


Duke University takes away from first-year students the ability to pick their roommates. This move goes against recent trends -- and raises questions about diversity, tolerance and the college experience.

New books examine college governance and how it can adapt to changing times

Authors break down the basics of university governance but can't resist looking at the big picture.

Faculty, students and alumni object to moving UT Austin's fine arts collection off-site

Moving thousands of scholarly treasures out of the fine arts library at UT Austin has faculty members riled. Should a maker space and other meeting areas replace the stacks?

Gun reform movement spreads on college campuses

College students organize protests and become activists on gun reform after the deadly shooting in Florida.

Debate at University of Tennessee over posttenure review plan


Right after U of Tennessee faculty members agreed on plan to toughen oversight of tenured professors, system proposed rules many say endanger academic freedom.

Public expresses more confidence in 'higher education' than in 'colleges or universities'

Gallup survey finds that Americans believe more in "higher education" than in "colleges and universities." Poll also drives home that skepticism is deepest among white men without degrees.

Study: students believe they are prepared for the workplace; employers disagree

A new study identifies the gaps between graduates' views of their skills and the views of those who hire them.

Public universities band together on completion rates and achievement gaps

New project from land-grant university association will bring 100 institutions together to work on improving student completion rates and closing achievement gaps.

Sentiment analysis allows instructors to shape course content around students' emotions

New software aims to help instructors understand students better, but raises privacy and practicality concerns.

New app seeks to shake up student ratings of instruction by facilitating open-ended feedback in the moment, throughout the semester

New app seeks to shake up student ratings of instruction by promoting open-ended feedback in the moment, throughout the semester, so that the feedback becomes more constructive than punitive.


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