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Education secretary criticizes professors as telling students 'what to think'

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Professors tell students "what to say, and more ominously, what to think," new education secretary says in her first sustained criticism of higher education.

Trump administration reverses Title IX guidance on transgender protections

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Administration rescinds guidelines that said Title IX applied to discrimination based on gender identity. Guidelines had been used by transgender students to push for policy changes.

AAC&U Releases Report on National, Large-Scale Look at Student Learning

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First data, based on analysis of work at 92 colleges, finds much success in writing, some success in critical thinking and more limited success in quantitative skills.

Consensus forms on loan policies among conservative thinkers

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Right-leaning policy thinkers push agenda to simplify loan system, inject bigger role for private lenders. But proposals to eliminate PLUS loans likely to draw opposition from advocacy groups.

Trump list of programs to kill includes AmeriCorps, NEH and NEA

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Administration's draft list of programs to eliminate includes the national service program, which has provided $2.4 billion in student aid, as well as humanities and arts endowments.

Texas bill could force campus police to play role in immigration matters

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Texas legislation could force campus police departments to hold on to those they arrest until federal immigration authorities can consider their legal status.

Some Chinese students at UC San Diego condemn choice of Dalai Lama as commencement speaker

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Some at UC San Diego object to their university's choice of commencement speaker.

Orange Coast College suspends student who secretly videotaped professor's anti-Trump comments that later went viral

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Orange Coast College suspends student who secretly and in violation of college rules videotaped professor's anti-Trump comments, which later went viral.

At a Pennsylvania community college, plans to sponsor refugee family are on hold

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For a group of faculty members, students and staff at a Pennsylvania community college prepared to sponsor a refugee family, their plans are on hold.

After Trump entry ban, Iranian students and scholars share their stories

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Iranian scholars and students in the U.S. reflect on Trump’s executive order -- temporarily suspended by federal court -- barring travel from their country.

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