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White power leader's next target is college campuses

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Video of Richard B. Spencer's recent speech -- in which supporters gave Nazi salute -- draws attention to alt-right leader. His plan to visit Texas A&M has set off a debate.

Betsy DeVos, Trump's choice for education secretary, has unclear higher ed priorities

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Betsy DeVos has led Michigan GOP and organizations pushing for school choice, but her views on higher education are largely unknown.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites academe to collaborate on future of libraries

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology issues an invitation to publishers, researchers and universities to collaborate on a vision for the future of libraries.

110 college presidents issue letter to Trump urging him to speak out against harassment and hate

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More than 100 campus leaders urge Trump to take more forceful stand against "harassment, hate and acts of violence." UPDATE: More presidents sign on.

Virginia Foxx weighs in on the GOP's higher education priorities

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The likely next chair of the U.S. House education committee weighs in on GOP higher education priorities a week after Republicans captured the White House and retained both chambers of Congress.

Berkeley grad students say they should have been told their professor was being investigated for sexual harassment

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Colleges don’t tell students that professors are being investigated for -- or even had been found guilty of -- harassment. Berkeley grad students demand change in this practice.

Oberlin fires Joy Karega following investigation into her anti-Semitic statements on social media

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College fires Joy Karega, effective immediately, following an investigation into her anti-Semitic statements on social media.

Flag burnings and taking down flags return as protest tactics

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As postelection protests continue, tactic people associate with the Vietnam era returns -- and so does debate about symbolism, patriotism and history.

Book argues that faculty's diminishing influence puts higher education at risk

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Book argues that faculty’s diminishing influence puts higher education at risk. Suggested interventions include changing tenure to save it -- namely by ending it for professors at 70 years of age.

Protests and incidents spread following Trump election victory

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In wake of election, black freshmen at Penn receive racist emails; students protesting Trump at Central Missouri have firecracker thrown at them; controversy over flag burning at Hampshire and more.

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