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Trump administration will use more expansive definition of anti-Semitism in ways that critics say limit free speech

The Trump administration, which has frequently criticized colleges for not doing enough to protect free speech on campus, introduces a more expansive definition of anti-Semitism on campus. Civil liberties groups say it will result in the stifling of free speech.

Administrators, students and activists take stock three years after 2015 Missouri protests

The University of Missouri has new administrators, new policies and, leaders say, a new attitude after concerns over the racial climate in Columbia exploded in 2015. But challenges loom, and some are far from convinced enough has changed.

Another controversial policy proposal in Wisconsin would eliminate all programs based on number of majors

Another controversial policy proposal in Wisconsin would eliminate all programs with fewer than five majors annually, on average, if "remediation" didn't work. Faculty leaders see attempt to turn system into a "widget factory."

Academics question system for measuring academic performance, flagging potential problems

Early-alert systems designed to catch struggling students are ubiquitous in higher ed, but not every institution is seeing desired results.

Arizona psychologist faces scrutiny for grants from organization founded to support research in eugenics

University of Arizona psychologist is under scrutiny for taking money from an organization founded to support research in eugenics.

Purdue Global axes faculty confidentiality agreement

Purdue Global faculty members will no longer be required to sign a contentious employee agreement that allowed the university to be arbiter of who owns rights to instructional materials.

When rumors swirled about a professor found dead, Emerson's president risked sharing uncomfortable truths about the late filmmaker's conduct

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When rumors swirled about a professor reported missing and later found dead, Emerson's president risked sharing uncomfortable truths about the late filmmaker's conduct to set the record straight.

Will politicians' latest try overhaul public higher ed governance in North Dakota work?

North Dakota governor moves toward revamping board of higher education, citing "powerful economic forces," but overhaul is a hard sell.

Roman Catholic colleges are rescinding honors to bishops involved in sex abuse scandal

Roman Catholic colleges are rescinding honorary degrees and renaming buildings in response to grand jury investigation into sex abuse and cover-ups. Marquette's former president asks that building honoring him be renamed.

What every college leader should know about blockchain (opinion)

Amid the hype, the technology really does have major implications for higher education research, accountability and credentials, Daniel Pianko writes.

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