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Iowa State announces its departure from AAU

University says it has “concluded its membership in the Association of American Universities” and criticizes the way the group selects its members. Iowa State has been a member since 1958.

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Education Department changes two student loan programs

Education Department plans to forgive 40,000 student loans immediately and place 3.6 million borrowers three years closer to debt forgiveness. Reaction is mixed.

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'Breaking Ranks' is a new book that attacks 'U.S. News'

New book offers a harsh critique of the rankings industry and its impact on undergraduate colleges and law schools.

Jury finds Chinese U of Kansas professor guilty of fraud

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Jury finds University of Kansas professor guilty in a China Initiative case, but the federal program’s many critics aren’t persuaded.

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Jury convicts ex-coach in admissions case

This case brings a close, except for sentencings and appeals, to the Varsity Blues episode.

Professor accuses Moravian of retaliation for DEI work

Professor says Moravian University hired him to be a diversity officer but squeezed him out, slowly and then all at once, for actually doing his job.

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Biden proposes spending more on higher education

But in president’s fiscal 2023 plan, there is no proposal for a free community college program.

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Native scholar alleges abuse, retaliation at Michigan State

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An Indigenous scholar alleges that she suffered her supervisor’s abuse for years, only to face retaliation from both him and the institution after she reported him. Little has changed since the Nassar case, she says.

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Yale professors question Chinese professor's suspension

Yale professors and students question why a Chinese professor has been suspended prior to any actual charges against him. The case appears to be connected to the newly defunct federal China Initiative.

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South Dakota passes anti-CRT law; other states weigh bills

South Dakota passes an anti–critical race theory law affecting colleges and universities, while Wisconsin and Florida consider anti-CRT and curricular “transparency” bills.

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