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Dispute on required math textbook escalates into broader debate about costs and academic freedom

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Reprimand for faculty member who assigned less expensive options than his department's preference (book by two of its own) sets off debate on academic freedom and expensive books.

NLRB returns to issue of graduate student unions at private institutions

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Board agrees to review issue of whether teaching assistants at private nonprofit universities are entitled to collective bargaining.

H-1B visa program comes under increasing scrutiny

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A series of scandals has led to increased political and media scrutiny of a visa program important to colleges.

Colleges face new pressure to monitor social media site Yik Yak

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Women's organizations step up pressure on colleges and the Education Department to do something about the anonymous app Yik Yak. But even amid a series of arrests for threats posted there, can higher ed monitor and regulate what goes on off-campus networks?

Williams students revoke invitation to speaker who criticizes feminism

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Alumni fund speakers who represent views that may make students uncomfortable. Did Suzanne Venker fit that category too well?

New Paper Details Extent of BB&T Bank's Ayn Rand-Inspired Grant Program

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New paper details extent of a grant program that linked funds to courses that were required to teach Ayn Rand.

Berkeley astronomer resigns over sexual harassment investigation

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When Berkeley didn't fire an astronomer it found to have mistreated female students for years, his colleagues took steps to force him out.

Scientists debate conduct of prominent Berkeley astronomer found to have sexually harassed women

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Is Berkeley doing enough about a prominent scientist it found to have sexually harassed women for years? Did other scientists look the other way?

Campaign will use dildos to criticize new "campus carry" law in Texas

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U of Texas students and alumni plan campaign around idea that openly carrying a sex toy on campus would be against rules, but carrying a weapon would be permitted.

Author discusses his new book, 'Revolution in Higher Education'

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Author discusses new book predicting significant change -- including demise of many institutions, and a reduction in number of professors -- in American academe.

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