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William G. Bowen, former president of Princeton and Mellon Foundation, dies

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His presidencies and writings such as The Shape of the River had a significant impact on higher education.

Writers group seeks middle ground on campus speech

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Writers’ group has some concerns but rejects idea of a crisis. It offers guidelines that back free expression but also sympathize with the demands of minority students.

New book makes case for reforming the faculty role and proposes model of a 'scholarly educator'

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New book rejects the model of just creating more and more adjunct positions, but also suggests that the path forward probably can't include tenure track for all.

U.S. says Wesley College violated rights of students punished over sexual misconduct

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In rare decision, Education Department finds Wesley College violated law when it ignored its own policies and due process rights of students accused of sexual misconduct.

Stackable credential pathways can lead to short-term certificates of questionable value

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Stackable credential pathways have plenty of promise, but a new study fuels worries about poorly designed programs shunting underrepresented student groups into short-term programs of questionable value.

Foreign-born professors account for U.S. Nobel haul

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All six U.S.-based Nobel Prize winners so far this year hail from outside the U.S., with five of the six coming from the U.K.

Study suggests language recommendation letter writers use may disadvantage women

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Study suggests that language recommendation writers use to describe women may disadvantage them as job candidates, portraying them as less dynamic and excellent than male counterparts.

Jewish professors at Wheelock College say they were subject to campaign of harassment

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Jewish professors at Wheelock College say they were subject to campaign of harassment after suggesting that Jewish students are underrepresented in campus life.

Students and faculty members rally against appointing politician with anti-gay record as president of Kennesaw State

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Students and faculty members rally against appointment of a politician as next president of Kennesaw State, in part because of his anti-gay record.

Judge blocks Kentucky governor from overhauling Louisville board

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Kentucky's governor improperly served as "judge, jury and executioner" in abolishing University of Louisville's Board of Trustees, a state court finds.

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