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Young Americans and those with debt see less value in college

Younger Americans and those with student debt are far less likely than their peers to believe the benefits of getting a higher education outweigh the costs.

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Cover of Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2021, showing a row of houses.

Princeton board votes to fire professor for misconduct

University fires Joshua Katz for misconduct and seems to refute the now-former professor’s prior statements that he’s being punished for his political views.

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Joshua Katz, a white man with a receding hairline and glasses.

Black scholars demand retraction of autoethnography article

Two white Africanists publish an article on centering the scholar’s personal experience to help “decolonize” African studies. A call for retraction follows.

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The cover of the current issue of African Studies Review.

Polarizing hire at Morehouse College sparks controversy

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Can a white woman from outside higher ed lead marketing and recruitment at an all-male historically Black college? Morehouse College leaders decided she could. Some alumni strongly disagree.

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Paula Resley, a white woman with light brown hair and light eyes.

Buffalo shooter cites Notre Dame professor, others

The Buffalo shooter drew inspiration from a University of Notre Dame professor, among others. What’s to be done about academic racism and its apparent link to race-based violence?

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John Gaski, a white man with thinning ginger hair and a mustache.

Author explains his book on the problems with college pricing

Author explains his book on “how the complexity of college pricing hurts students and universities.”

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Cover of A Problem of Fit: How the Complexity of College Pricing Hurts Students and Universities, by Phillip B. Levine, a blue book cover with a white price tag outline around the title.

New book argues for narrower definition of academic freedom

In their new book, Michael Bérubé and Jennifer Ruth argue that the First Amendment is not crucial to academic freedom. Instead, they call on faculty to develop the rules.

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Cover of It’s Not Free Speech: Race, Democracy, and the Future of Academic Freedom by Michael Bérubé and Jennifer Ruth. The cover shows a lit match.

Turnover, burnout and demoralization in higher ed

A researcher explores academe’s version of the “big quit”—what’s distinctive about it and why campus leaders need to take it seriously.

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Report blames deans for incorrect data submitted to 'U.S. News'

Law firm says former dean of education left out data that would bring down University of Southern California’s score from 2013 to 2020, and the current dean did so in 2021, before coming clean to the provost.

Former counseling students accuse Johns Hopkins of bias

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Former graduate students in clinical counseling accuse Johns Hopkins of forcing them out of the program.

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