Student life

Colleges search for answer to high spending on controversial speakers

Administrators don’t yet know how to handle the high costs of controversial figures appearing on their campuses.

Students' opinions on free speech divided

A new FIRE survey reveals that students broadly support the civil liberty but think there should be limitations.

Racist Facebook page discovered at Pomona

Weeks after Harvard University voided the admission of incoming students who participated in a racist Facebook group, the California college grapples with a similar group involving hundreds of current students.

Ohio State prohibits window decorations in dormitories

Ohio State University no longer allows decorations in dormitory windows, prompting student ire and a First Amendment debate.

Public universities are on solid ground to cancel Richard Spencer events, legal experts say


Experts say University of Florida and Texas A&M can point to security threats post-Charlottesville to justify blocking appearances.

University of Florida rejects request for white supremacist to speak

University says it is blocking event not because of the ideas involved, but for reasons of safety, post-Charlottesville.

College students unmasked as 'Unite the Right' protesters


Some of those photographed in Charlottesville are students at various colleges, which are now being called on to denounce -- or in some cases expel -- those pictured.

White supremacy is turning up on campus in speeches and leaflets


Extremist white movement is turning up on college campuses through speakers and leaflets. U of Florida and Texas A&M  bracing for events in September.

Harvard faculty committee recommends Greek, other clubs be eliminated

A Harvard panel of faculty members and administrators wants to eliminate Greek life and other exclusive groups.

Trump administration civil rights officials promise colleges fairer regulatory approach


Trump administration’s top two enforcers of civil rights laws for education promise college lawyers timelier, fairer treatment, but vow no “retreat” on anti-discrimination enforcement.


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