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Arizona State U library reorganization plan moves ahead

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Arizona State U, known for rejecting norms of traditional campuses, will invest more than $100 million in its library, seeking to serve on-campus and a growing online study body.

Ideas for improving higher education's primary role in work force development

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Republican-dominated Washington wants more occupational job training as an alternative to college degrees. But higher education will remain the federal government’s primary job-training system, albeit one experts say could use a reboot.

Trump budget protected institutional aid for black colleges but not programs that help black college students

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Institutional aid was preserved in White House budget. But several programs facing significant cuts serve disproportionate numbers of minority students -- at HBCUs and elsewhere.

Shouting down of a controversial speaker at McMaster raises new concerns about academic freedom in Canada

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Shouting down of a controversial speaker -- a professor who opposes the use of gender-neutral pronouns -- at McMaster University raises new concerns about academic freedom.

Debates on cultural appropriation in higher education

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Hampshire students accused of attacking Central Maine Community College students over braids in their hair. Conflict is latest over contested adoption of one culture's styles by another.

Canadian universities post large gains in international applications

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A Trump effect? Many Canadian universities are reporting large gains in international applications at the same time some American universities are seeing declines.

U of California strengthens faculty policies against sexual harassment and assault in light of scandals

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In wake of scandals, U of California strengthens faculty policies against sexual harassment and assault.

Trump seeks deep cuts in education and science programs

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Proposals would keep Pell level, but cut work-study and TRIO and eliminate SEOG. In science, president would make massive cuts to NIH and research at Energy Department. And budget formally seeks to kill NEH and AmeriCorps.

Ideological odd couple Robert George and Cornel West issue a joint statement against 'campus illiberalism'

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Ideological odd couple Robert George and Cornel West issue joint statement -- attracting thousands of signatures -- in wake of shouting down of a speaker at Middlebury.

Pitzer students debate free speech, student safety and cultural appropriation

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A one-line critique of the fashion choices of some white women leads to debate over journalism and cultural appropriation, and to threats made to Latina students.

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