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Public universities are on solid ground to cancel Richard Spencer events, legal experts say

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Experts say University of Florida and Texas A&M can point to security threats post-Charlottesville to justify blocking appearances.

New data explain Republican loss of confidence in higher education

New Gallup data show GOP attitudes about academe are based on views of campus politics. Would abandoning the term “liberal arts” change things?

Experts: College presidents' call for students to avoid white supremacist rallies not always the best

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Experts say they understand why university presidents want to keep people away from white supremacist events, but they have a tough sell on campus.

University of Florida rejects request for white supremacist to speak

University says it is blocking event not because of the ideas involved, but for reasons of safety, post-Charlottesville.

White supremacy is turning up on campus in speeches and leaflets

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Extremist white movement is turning up on college campuses through speakers and leaflets. U of Florida and Texas A&M  bracing for events in September.

Marygrove College to end undergraduate programs after fall semester

Facing budget shortfalls and enrollment declines, Marygrove College in Detroit makes an uncommon decision.

University presidents can't always be quick to apologize, recent cases show

University presidents often seem to struggle to issue apologies in controversial cases, but some say they tend to have reason to be cautious.

Panelists take on the hot topic of tuition resets

Deep cuts in tuition rates are a hot topic for private college administrators worried that their high sticker prices are scaring away students, but experts warn against gimmicky strategies.

New data point to white working class skepticism of the value of college

Survey of voting bloc that favored Trump finds skepticism about value of higher education.

Ted Mitchell will be the American Council on Education's next president

Ted Mitchell brings a wide-ranging background to the American Council on Education, including work on reforms the higher education lobby group has opposed.

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