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January 18, 2022
The university says the fired president’s interactions with a subordinate “were inconsistent with promoting the dignity and reputation of the university.” Many faculty members are glad to see him gone.

January 18, 2022
Federal appeals court rules Millersville University can be held liable under Title IX in a case involving the murder of a student by a nonstudent in a campus dorm.

January 18, 2022
A Penn State professor says he was protecting pro–vaccine mandate demonstrators when he struggled with a counterprotester. The professor was vindicated in court, but Penn State wants to fire him anyway.

January 18, 2022
Many other fights that focus on for-profit higher education will be center stage in a round of negotiated rule making sponsored by the Department of Education this week. Will the negotiators find consensus on any issues?

January 15, 2022
Mark Schlissel accused of an affair with a subordinate. Board of Regents cited his “inappropriate” tone and language.

January 14, 2022
Part performance, part protest, a professor’s video got him suspended from Ferris State University. He didn’t want to teach in person in the first place due to COVID-19, and he says he’s retiring. His union says the suspension is an attack on academic freedom.

January 14, 2022
Two-thirds of all undergraduate, need-based grant aid awarded during the 2019–20 academic year was concentrated in eight states. California handed out $2.4 billion, the most of any state.

January 14, 2022
As part of Pennsylvania’s plan to consolidate operations for public universities, Lock Haven is eliminating its music major and donating 11 of 22 Steinway pianos to other colleges and nonprofits.

January 14, 2022
Academics in Hong Kong find ways, more subtle than in the past, to make their points. But many fear the new national security law.

January 14, 2022
Bluefield University, in Virginia, has raised more than $18 million in a campaign that started in 2017. The goal was $18 million. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has raised $4.25 billion in a campaign that started in 2017. That was the original goal of the campaign, which continues through Dec. 31.

January 13, 2022
Successful mitigation measures allow colleges to bring students back to campus, even as COVID-19 cases are taking off. Strategies vary by campus, with some efforts limited by governing boards.

January 13, 2022
Students and professors rally for the future of Youngstown State’s Jewish studies center amid budget cuts, saying its lessons are as important as ever.

January 13, 2022
Nearly one million fewer students have enrolled in higher education since the beginning of the pandemic. The losses have been felt across all types of institutions and in almost every state.

January 13, 2022
New survey finds nearly nine in 10 students believe there is a mental health crisis on college campuses. Seventy percent say they are experiencing pandemic-related distress or anxiety.

January 13, 2022
Peter F. Buckley, dean of the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been chosen as chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

January 12, 2022
High school juniors who believe they can’t afford higher education are about 20 percentage points less likely to attend college within the first three years after high school than peers who don’t think affordability is a barrier.

January 12, 2022
Northwestern librarians organize after pandemic-related budget cuts and years of wanting more say in how they work and are compensated.

January 12, 2022
Community college leaders worry about enrolling and retaining students as the Omicron variant spreads.

January 12, 2022
Mathew Johnson was slated to head up the Carnegie Classification system at Albion College. His resignation as president ended that relationship, and now the system seeks to move elsewhere.

January 11, 2022
Some colleges say cloth masks will no longer meet their masking requirements, and they are requiring medical-grade masks instead.

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