Youngstown State hires former coach Tressel as its president

The embattled former football coach now has to fend off campus politics and lead struggling Youngstown State University as president.

A look at the three university research efforts White House says can contribute to combatting sex assaults

Hopkins, U. of New Hampshire and U. of Texas at Austin were praised by Obama administration for research on campus sexual assaults. What can they teach other institutions?

Amherst bans membership in underground fraternities

Thirty years after college eliminated official Greek life, and amid national debate over sexual assault, officials vow to shut down underground system.

Colleges try new approaches to post-tenure review

One college is trying to make it collegial; others are trying to target low performers. Is there a way to make the process meaningful, fair and attractive to faculty?


Colleges confront an increase in use of heroin by students

Facing overdoses and regional scourges, campuses start to see that substance abuse problems don’t just revolve around alcohol and marijuana.


Ban selfies? Most institutions say no

Despite the uptick of institutions banning selfies at graduation, the state of the selfie in higher education is strong.

Private colleges go west for students, don't find them yet

Five private colleges go to Arizona seeking students. So far, most are disappointed. 

Pitzer's approach to divestment: as much as possible, but not yet all

Pitzer's decision to divest some -- but not yet all -- of its fossil fuel holdings challenges assumptions about colleges' obligation to grow their endowment funds.

Complaint says OCR failed to investigate Title IX sports violations

Complaint charges that Education Department is looking the other way on report of mass violation of the rights of female college athletes.

Colleges consider why students are getting killed falling from buildings

A series of deaths and injuries in which students fell from buildings has some colleges rethinking policies.



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