Q&A with author of book on the unequal higher ed landscape

New book explores how colleges were not created equal -- and how pressures have driven them to be even less so in recent decades.

Boston U moves to terminate professor after investigation into sexual harassment claims

Boston U moves to terminate professor after high-profile investigation into claims that he harassed a former graduate student in Antarctica in 1999.

California colleges consider prospect of multiple promises

With nearly 50 different local tuition-free initiatives, California colleges contemplate how they may merge existing programs with a new statewide plan.

Professors say they won't advise students to work or study at U of Rochester

Professors from around the world say they won’t advise students to study or work at Rochester in light of institution’s alleged attempts to downplay serious harassment case. Is this next tactic in battle against discrimination?

Accreditors' scrutiny of Florida law school renews concerns over oversight

Legal education observers say accreditation issues at Florida Coastal School of Law -- whose graduates have struggled to pay off loans -- should lead to tougher look at its parent company, InfiLaw.

Professors have mixed reactions to Blackboard plan to offer tool for grading online participation

Blackboard is getting ready to add a tool to its learning management system that would provide grading guidance based on algorithms, but some faculty members question need.

U.S. universities report declines in enrollments of new international students; study abroad participation increases

Open Doors survey shows declines in new international students starting in fall 2016, after years of growth. This fall universities report an average 7 percent decline in new international students.

Senate tax bill has some but not all provisions that alarmed higher education leaders in House bill

Tax on wealthy private college endowments is included. Deductions for state and local taxes -- viewed as essential by public higher ed -- would be killed. Some other provisions of House bill opposed by colleges are not included.

Knox College calls off Brecht play after complaints of racial insensitivity


Knox College pulls the plug on a planned production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan over concerns about race.

Essay about being raped by professor sparks call for public acknowledgment from Stanford and disciplinary society

Professor’s essay about being harassed and raped by her late adviser sparks calls for public acknowledgment of the reasons for his past suspension from Stanford and the renaming of a disciplinary society mentorship award that bore his name.


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