New books warn of expanding notions of academic freedom and checks on free speech that are hurting higher education

New books on academic freedom and free speech argue that the most serious threats to academic freedom and free speech are coming from within higher education.

U. of Michigan's response to athlete's concussion renews regulation debate

Would formal regulations and sanctions have helped prevent the University of Michigan's mishandling of a quarterback's concussion?

Protests and controversy over how U. of Michigan responded to athlete's concussion

University's lack of immediate response to a concussion leads to mass student protests and demands for dismissal of athletic director.

Both complainants and respondents in sexual assault cases question privacy policies

Privacy is paramount in dealing with sexual assault cases. But is there such a thing as too much privacy?

Should colleges ban fraternities and sororities?

Despite well-publicized moves by a few colleges to curb their Greek systems, at most large institutions and many others, the houses are too central to campus housing, social life and alumni to be seriously threatened.

Despite faculty opposition, a politician to become president of Florida State U.

Trustees, despite faculty and student opposition, pick political insider without experience in higher education.


Anonymous racist posts on social media network prompt Colgate students to stage sit-in, now entering third day


Anonymous racist posts on social media network prompt Colgate students to stage sit-in, now entering third day.

Wesleyan University orders its fraternities to become coeducational


Fraternities at Wesleyan University now have three years to become coeducational or they'll be kicked off campus.

Freshman deaths show risks of transitioning to college life

At least eight freshmen at U.S. universities have died so far this year. How can colleges help alter the behaviors of students they're only just starting to know?


Mills College adjuncts protest changes that were instituted shortly after a union vote

Mills College adjuncts, fresh from winning a union vote, protest job eliminations and program changes that seemed to kick in just as collective bargaining was won.


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