Jerry Falwell Jr. on his legacy, his health and his father

Jerry Falwell Jr. built Liberty University up before resigning as president amid a sex scandal. Now he’s banned from campus and locked in conflict with the institution his father founded.

Jerry Falwell Jr., a white man with a salt-and-pepper beard, stands at a lectern.

ABA panel votes to end testing requirement

American Bar Association panel votes to lift test requirement, but group’s governing body must still approve the change. Sixty deans opposed the move.

New policies guide removal of controversial building names


The Black Lives Matter protests inspired activists to demand the removal of controversial names from campus buildings. Many universities have established practices to guide them.

A group of Black students surround Myra Harris, a Black woman, and hold a sign reading "Welcome home Ms. Harris"

Republicans take control of House, pledge oversight

Oversight and lawsuits, not legislating, will be the goal.

Virginia Foxx, an older white woman with white hair and glasses.

Harvard and Yale law will not participate in 'U.S. News' rankings

Deans issue separate scathing attacks on the methodology used in the rankings.

Broken severance agreement leads to $4 million settlement

In 2015 College of DuPage trustees fired the president, refused to pay a $763,000 severance and dared him to file a lawsuit. He did. Now the college is settling for $4 million.

Robert Breuder, an older white man wearing a business suit.

48,000 U of California student workers, researchers strike


Some 48,000 graduate student workers, postdocs and researchers across the U of California are striking for a major pay increase. The pressure is on.

A huge crowd of striking student workers holding picket signs.

Cabrini University makes public appeal for partnerships

The Pennsylvania university is cutting administrative posts amid declining enrollment and a financial deficit. Now administrators are actively seeking partnerships.

A lamppost with the blue and yellow Cabrini banner on its crossbar.

University of Chicago postpones course on whiteness

A university known for its commitment to academic freedom is pushing back, but not canceling, a course on whiteness that attracted criticism.

An illustration of a black figure in a crowd of white figures.

Endowment returns drop across higher education

Fiscal year 2021 brought booming returns to higher education endowments. But for many institutions, things look a lot less rosy this year.

A composite photo showing stock prices and the Wall Street sign.


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