University of Southern Maine student Nathan Henry, a young white man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and backward baseball cap, receives a nasal swab from a health-care worker wearing blue protective gear during COVID-19 testing.
Jan 06, 2023
Bachelor’s programs in public health have surpassed master’s degrees in popularity. What does that mean for a field that desperately needs more workers?


February 18, 2022
Faculty members agree with the administration on cutting 28 programs but are fighting to keep 14 others alive. More cuts may be on the horizon for the state university system.
February 16, 2022
“Dizzyingly long lists” of courses meeting gen ed requirements put unhealthy pressure on students and inhibit community colleges from living up to their ideals, Terry O’Banion and Cindy L. Miles write.
January 27, 2022
The California state Legislature approved $458 million to turn Humboldt State University into a polytechnic institution that aims to bring economic growth to Humboldt County.
December 15, 2021
Professors seek a united faculty voice against legislative incursions into the curriculum with respect to the teaching of race.
December 7, 2021
TEL Education partners with institutions to offer high school students a low-cost way to start their college careers. Critics worry about quality and transferability.
November 9, 2021
Higher education thought leaders and colleges are working together to create a three-year bachelor’s degree program that will offer all the value of a four-year degree—for less cost.
October 26, 2021
Today’s students must understand the legacy of older generations of Black movement leaders, writes Fredrika Newton, a former member of the party and the wife of its co-founder.
September 24, 2021
Shampa Biswas describes why her college focused on race, violence and health as an organizing framework throughout 2020-21 and highlights some of the important educational benefits.
September 3, 2021
To manifest their relevance and preserve their viability, they need to contribute to multidisciplinary initiatives focused on the numerous crises in humanity, not humanities, argues Robert D. Newman.
August 23, 2021
Institutions should work to surface long-term solutions to the vexing global challenges future generations will inherit, with a focus on generating wisdom, not just knowledge, writes Annelise Riles.


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