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New Catholic medical school planned

Plans are underway for a new, independent Catholic medical school on the campus of Benedictine College that will strictly adhere to Catholic principles on abortion and end-of-life issues.

Two white men sit at a table signing papers; a white man in a priest's garb is behind them. An American flag is to the left.

Some trustees aim to oust Michigan State president

Michigan State’s president is under pressure to resign or be fired. The Board of Trustees chair blames rogue trustees for the “misguided” move, but details remain sparse.

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., a middle-aged white man with light hair and wearing a business suit.

Claremont McKenna denies professor's account of censorship

A professor at Claremont McKenna accuses it of violating his academic freedom, but the college pokes holes in his story. Beyond these competing narratives, how should colleges respond to student complaints about professors quoting racial slurs in class?

Christopher Nadon, a white man with dark hair wearing glasses.

Paper on masturbation raises eyebrows and red flags

Now-removed paper on masturbation sets social media ablaze and triggers inquiries, not necessarily because it’s shocking but because it raises ethical and quality concerns.

Karl Andersson, a white man with short light hair wearing glasses.

New Title IX rules raise concerns for the accused

Critics of newly proposed Title IX regulations fear that the Biden administration is stripping away due process; others believe the Department of Education is striking an appropriate balance.

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, a middle-aged Hispanic man with glasses and a goatee.

Black scholars demand retraction of autoethnography article

Two white Africanists publish an article on centering the scholar’s personal experience to help “decolonize” African studies. A call for retraction follows.

The cover of the current issue of African Studies Review.

Buffalo shooter cites Notre Dame professor, others

The Buffalo shooter drew inspiration from a University of Notre Dame professor, among others. What’s to be done about academic racism and its apparent link to race-based violence?

John Gaski, a white man with thinning ginger hair and a mustache.

University could fire writing professor over "deviant pornography"

Soka University of America could fire an LGBTQ writing professor over exposing students to “deviant pornography.” The professor and their supporters say Soka’s crossing a dangerous line.

Aneil Rallin, a person of color with gray hair who is wearing thick plastic-framed glasses.

Lawsuits against Liberty prompt Dept. of Ed to investigate


Liberty University is under investigation for Clery Act noncompliance. Fourteen women have sued since July, accusing the university of a long-standing pattern of mishandling sexual assaults.

 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers the convocation at the Vines Center on the campus of Liberty University January 18, 2016, in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Restructuring the office of equity and inclusion


Plans to restructure the Office of Equity and Inclusion created confusion at Point Park University. Rather than close the office, officials say they plan to reshape it to better meet student needs.



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