Research universities

Under pressure from Trump administration, wealthy colleges forgo stimulus funds

Facing criticism from the president and a warning from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Princeton, Stanford and -- eventually -- Harvard say they won't take millions in stimulus funds to help their needy students.

Kansas professor indicted for allegedly failing to disclose appointment at Chinese university

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Kansas professor faces federal fraud charges for allegedly failing to disclose a full-time appointment at a Chinese university held while receiving government research grants. The indictment comes amid rising tension over Chinese scholars and security.

New paper makes the case for paying more attention to pretenure faculty members' emotions

New paper makes the case for paying more attention to pretenure faculty members' emotions as a key component of their -- and the institution's -- success.

University of Puerto Rico faces deep cuts to appropriations

Alaska isn't the only place facing deep cuts to public funding. The University of Puerto Rico's annual appropriation has fallen by $333 million over three years.

Pew study finds more poor students attending college

A new report claims more poor students than ever are enrolling in the nation's colleges and universities, but a disproportionate number are attending less selective or open-access institutions, which may hinder their chances for success.

Sociology's publishing expectations have doubled in recent decades

It's not just you: sociology's publishing expectations have doubled in recent decades, by some measures, and that threatens research ingenuity, according to one study.

New analysis of history-major data says the field is at a 'new low.' Can it be saved?

New analysis of history-major data says the field has fallen to "new low." Can it be saved?

College leaders discuss their participation on a federal task force that criticized higher education

College leaders talk about their participation on a federal task force on apprenticeships, which last week issued a report with scathing criticism of traditional higher education.

Public universities band together on completion rates and achievement gaps

New project from land-grant university association will bring 100 institutions together to work on improving student completion rates and closing achievement gaps.

New study pushes back on decades of studies suggesting that scientific productivity peaks early and declines thereafter

New study pushes back on decades of studies suggesting that scientific productivity peaks early and declines thereafter.

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