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Lincoln Project report offers suggestions for public research universities' financial future

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A report offers suggestions for how public research universities can thrive at a time of declining state support and increasing accountability.

Princeton will keep Woodrow Wilson name

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University rejects student demands to drop name from public affairs school, but pledges to provide context on Wilson’s legacy of racism. U of Mississippi, meanwhile, debates the right context for a statue of a Confederate soldier.

Cooper Union makes all bathrooms gender neutral

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As North Carolina bars many transgender people from using facilities that reflect their identities, Cooper Union makes all bathrooms gender neutral.

Publishers report digital sales overtaking print sales

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Major publishers report sales of digital course materials surpass sales of print textbooks for the first time. Are the numbers right -- and does it matter?

Purdue U gets into competency-based education with new bachelor's degree

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Accreditor approves Purdue's new competency-based bachelor's degree, which blends technical disciplines with the humanities and has a customizable approach designed more for a career than a first job.

New book details realities of being a conservative professor of the humanities and social sciences

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New book-length study details realties of being a conservative professor in the overwhelmingly progressive humanities and social sciences. While many see bias and periodic slights, many are also succeeding.

Professor discusses his book on being raped

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Professor writes about how he was raped as a young man, drawing attention to male victims of a terrible crime.

Survey finds grade inflation continues to rise at four-year colleges, but not at community college

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The most common grade is A -- at all kinds of colleges. But while grade point averages are increasing at four-year institutions, that's not the case at community colleges.

U of Kansas professor cleared to teach after controversy over discussion of race

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U of Kansas lifts suspension of faculty member whose comments angered black students and others, who demanded she be fired.

Speech at Virginia Tech renews debate over 'The Bell Curve,' race and academic freedom

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The book and a planned appearance at Virginia Tech by one of its authors set off a debate over race, academic freedom and the role of a university president.

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