West Virginia University lets controversial speaker appear and answers his attack on professor


West Virginia University defends right of Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos to speak, but also right of students and faculty members to answer back when he attacked a professor who advocates for gay and minority students.

In outlining commitments to undocumented immigrant students, some presidents avoid term 'sanctuary'

University presidents articulate specific commitments to support undocumented immigrant students, but in many cases eschew the term -- “sanctuary campus” -- preferred by activists.

New study suggests training for department chairs is woefully inadequate at most institutions

New study suggests that training for department chairs is woefully inadequate at most institutions.

Trinity College in Connecticut sells building and changes enrollment strategy


Trinity of Connecticut moves away from year-after-year freshmen enrollment gains and a controversial real estate purchase, aiming to be better and more diverse at a smaller size.

Philosopher proposes code of conduct for academics as MIT professors affirm commitment to shared values

Philosopher proposes a code of conduct for academics in a time of political uncertainty. MIT faculty members affirm their commitment to shared values.

Book argues that faculty members of color going up for tenure are judged by different standard than white peers

New book argues that sometimes faculty members of color going up for tenure are judged by a higher standard than are their white peers.

White power leader's next target is college campuses


Video of Richard B. Spencer's recent speech -- in which supporters gave Nazi salute -- draws attention to alt-right leader. His plan to visit Texas A&M has set off a debate.

Salem State University, facing criticism from minority students, shutters art exhibit on election

Salem State invited artists to create works inspired by election. Several paintings, created by critics of Trump, were intended to draw attention to oppression. But minority students were offended -- and university shuttered exhibit.

110 college presidents issue letter to Trump urging him to speak out against harassment and hate

More than 100 campus leaders urge Trump to take more forceful stand against "harassment, hate and acts of violence." UPDATE: More presidents sign on.

NSSE survey finds lack of support, unsafe feelings among minority students

Student engagement survey finds black students are more than twice as likely as other students to feel "physically unsafe" on campus, and that black professors interact more with their students than do other professors.


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