Boot-camp sector keeps growing while influencing traditional higher education


Skills boot camps continue to grow and diversify despite wave of consolidation, while traditional higher education increasingly absorbs aspects of the short-term training model.

#MeToo movement inspires similar campaigns among colleges

Administrators grapple with campus version of #MeToo movement in which students are publicly naming others and accusing them of sexual assault.

Michigan State, NCAA under fire over sex assault cases

After Nassar scandal, new questions arose about whether university covered up -- and NCAA ignored -- assaults by athletes.

Trustees face pressure to resign at Michigan State, but it's hard to force out boards

Michigan State board members face calls for their resignation in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal, but it's hard to force out boards. Some say that's for good reason.

Outgoing Michigan State president's employment contract draws scrutiny

Critics scrutinize post-employment benefits, but Simon's case could be another piece of a long-unfolding discussion about the college president as CEO.

Michigan State doctor's case raises questions about when presidents are responsible for their colleges' failures

The question is often “What did a president know, and when did she know it?” But in complex sexual misconduct cases that involve institutional failures, at what point does that stop mattering? Under fire, Michigan State president resigns.

With investigation of Michigan State, Nassar, NCAA stepping out of traditional role

In investigating Michigan State and Larry Nassar, sports group is crossing into new enforcement territory unlike anything since its inquiry and punishment of Penn State, experts say.

Rochester Faculty Senate considers motion to censure Florian Jaeger, though university cleared him of sexual harassment


U of Rochester Faculty Senate considers a motion to censure T. Florian Jaeger, even though the university cleared him of sexual harassment.

Late researcher's work on potential herpes vaccine was promising, but he used risky human trial with no oversight

A late Southern Illinois professor's findings on a potential vaccine for herpes looked promising, until it was revealed he'd proceeded with a risky human trial with no oversight.

Feds find Buffalo State failed to investigate alleged sexual assault, created hostile environment

Buffalo State failed to investigate an alleged sexual assault or respond to a female athlete’s requests, the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights found. The conclusions reconfirm college's obligations to investigate off-campus incidents, the department's former civil rights chief says.


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