Atmospheric scientist at Illinois is on leave after refusing to provide lecture slides to student with disabilities


A famed atmospheric scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is on leave after refusing to heed administrators' request that he give electronic lecture slides to a student with disabilities.

Kentucky's governor says universities should think about cutting programs with poor job prospects

Kentucky governor sets off debate -- and nettles some professors -- by suggesting eliminating programs that don't prepare students for good-paying jobs.

Reports highlight woes faced by the one-third of all college students who transfer

Three reports highlight different ways that changing colleges is difficult. Bottom line (in one expert’s words): transferring students are “abused.”

Students waiting on borrower-defense claims face challenges with credit, obstacles to education

For those who took out loans to attend for-profit institutions accused of fraud and abuse, delays from Education Department in reviewing loan-forgiveness claims are salt in the wounds. Inside Higher Ed spoke to several of those borrowers.

Campus administrators reassure students of protections after Title IX announcement

After Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announces plan to change rules around campus sexual assault investigations, many college-based professionals reassure students that their commitment to preventing and punishing sexual assault remains unchanged.

State campus rape laws could be problematic under new administration

California, New York and other states have embraced Obama’s approach on campus sexual assault -- what happens if Trump reverses course?

Professor who teaches Harvard's largest class says students should show up

A year after instructor of the university’s largest course said it was fine for students to watch videos instead of coming to class, he changes his mind.

New book examines developments in hiring nontraditional college presidents

New book examines which liberal arts colleges are hiring nontraditional presidents (money and prestige make it less likely) and argues that boards should be asking a different question than "traditional or nontraditional?"

Flooding continues to challenge Houston colleges and universities

At University of Houston, some students are moved to avoid rising water, and social media helps identify who needs help.

Shenandoah University wants to make it easier for parents to return to work after a baby


Shenandoah University wants to make it easier for parents to return to campus after a baby by inviting newborns to join their moms and dads at work. Older kids are also welcome if child care falls through or in emergencies.


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