Pressure on colleges to deal with sexual assault leads to growing cottage industry

Since the federal government began applying more scrutiny to campus handling of sexual assault, more administrators and students are turning to for-profit consulting firms, prevention programs, and safety products for help.

Consultants' best case scenarios rarely reality

Consultants help colleges save money, but not as much as colleges might expect, according to a new report.

Cary Nelson faces backlash over his views on a controversial scholar

In the backlash over Cary Nelson backing the U. of Illinois for denying a job to a controversial scholar, no one is more surprised at the outrage than Cary Nelson.

Some colleges embrace, tepidly, federal scrutiny on campus sexual assaults

Some higher education lobbying groups criticized the McCaskill campus sexual assault legislation as heavy-handed. But some colleges are largely backing the bill. 

Amazon expands on-campus program with Purdue U. partnership

Amazon aims to become the de facto bookstore at Purdue University, and the retailer has more university partnerships in the works.

Researchers react to study about sexual harassment of scientists in the field


Following a study, scientists call for more attention to sexual harassment and assault prevention at off-campus research sites.

Forty years after first female cadets, service academies still exempt from Title IX

Congress gave the service academies a pass before they enrolled women. 35 years -- and numerous reports about sexual assault later -- why is exemption still there?

Northeastern professors raise questions about three tenure denials


Northeastern U. professors say they were denied tenure due to changing publication standards aimed at upping the university's reputation.

Federal judge: NCAA violates antitrust law

Federal judge finds that ban on sharing revenue with football and basketball players violates the law.

NCAA adopts structure giving autonomy to richest Division I leagues, votes to college athletes

The members of the five high-revenue conferences make up 18 percent of all Division I colleges, but a new NCAA governance structure gives them nearly 40 percent of the voting power.


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