President of Trinity Washington is outspoken in criticism of Trump administration, including alumna Kellyanne Conway

President of Trinity Washington takes on Kellyanne Conway, Trump aide who is an alumna and a donor. To Patricia McGuire, the issue isn't politics, but truth.

Appeals court keeps Trump's travel ban halted

Appeals court keeps in place temporary restraining order barring administration from enforcing ban on entry into U.S. for nationals of seven Muslim-majority nations. Court cites concerns of universities for their students.

DeVos confirmation squeaks through Senate

After winning confirmation with the vice president's tie-breaking vote, new education secretary is expected to shift away from Obama policies on for-profit higher education, regulation and dealing with sexual assault on campus.

Saint Joseph's in Indiana will suspend operations

Saint Joseph’s of Indiana says it doesn’t have money to continue after this semester.

Experts say Trump cannot cut Berkeley's funds, despite his tweet

Experts say current law doesn’t permit punishing a university over handling of a speaker -- and that the president’s tweet distorted what took place.

In protest of Trump entry ban, some scholars are boycotting U.S.-based conferences


Amid concerns over entry ban, calls to boycott academic conferences in the U.S. begin. International Studies Association, which will meet in Baltimore next month, is criticized for not condemning Trump's actions.

In outlining commitments to undocumented immigrant students, some presidents avoid term 'sanctuary'

University presidents articulate specific commitments to support undocumented immigrant students, but in many cases eschew the term -- “sanctuary campus” -- preferred by activists.

Leaders of Seven Sisters object to statement from key Trump aide


Leaders of women’s colleges object to what Trump’s appointee as chief White House strategist had to say about their institutions and their alumnae.

College presidents call for continuation of Obama administration program protecting undocumented students

Amid uncertainty over Trump presidency, college leaders sign on to a statement calling for the continuation of a program that has benefited undocumented college students.

Prominent figures in academe and higher ed groups speak out about election aftermath


Lawrence Summers disavows term "political correctness"; Columbia president says Trump victory challenges "central idea of a university"; Jewish historians call for support for immigrants; and more.


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