State systems group plans to measure and promote higher ed value

The National Association of System Heads begins an initiative to bolster the public’s view of higher education by demonstrating—and where necessary improving—how the institutions drive social mobility and individual "prosperity."

Kim Hunter Reed, a Black woman with dark hair wearing glasses, and Tristan Denley, a white man wearing glasses and a bow tie.

Growing divides among voters a challenge for higher ed

More college-educated voters are voting for Democrats, while those without a degree prefer Republicans. Colleges and universities are stuck in the middle.

An illustration of the U.S. Capitol building with half painted blue and the other half in red and a crack down the middle.

Cazenovia College to close in 2023

Citing inflationary pressures and slumping enrollment, Cazenovia College announced it will close in 2023. The move comes after the college missed a bond payment months earlier.

Cazenovia College students gather around the Wildcats emblem on the football field in a C shape.

Faculty member issues dire warning to grad students about jobs


A professor of political science at IU Bloomington issued a dire warning about the job market to graduate students in his department. Was it necessary?

Abdulkader Sinno, an Arab American man with dark hair.

Report finds faculty diversity isn't meeting student needs


A new report underscores how faculty diversity and student success go “hand-in-hand” and asks, “Why are university faculties so white?”

An emblem representing diversity.

Why does Florida have so many failed leadership searches?

A search for a president at Florida Gulf Coast University and a provost at the University of South Florida both failed recently. Critics see the failures as fallout from Florida’s thorny politics.

Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, speaks during the rally, in front of a screen that says "Freedom Lives Here."

New church office cutting faculty members at Brigham Young

Faculty members are being let go from Brigham Young University, and an opaque new office of the LDS church is apparently calling the shots. A common thread is LGBTQ issues.

The LDS temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Ohio State president stays quiet on resignation

Kristina Johnson is stepping down as Ohio State’s president. She’s denied initial reports that she resigned under investigation but remains tight-lipped about her decision.

Kristina Johnson, a white woman with light hair wearing red and black academic regalia.

UT Southwestern settles long-running discrimination case


U of Texas Southwestern Medical Center settled a long-running lawsuit from a professor who alleged discrimination on the basis of age and sex. What does the case say about conditions for older female academics?

Ellen Vitetta, a white woman with light hair, wears a lab coat and purple surgical gloves and holds a red Sharpie.

Meredith College offers employees low-cost Italian getaway


Meredith College started a low-cost Italian getaway program for employees prior to the pandemic. Now the morale-boosting initiative is roaring back to life.

A brochure for the Meredith College program in Sansepolcro, Italy.


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