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December 3, 2021
Annual Survey of Earned Doctorates shows drop in number of Ph.D.s awarded in 2020. It’s still too early to tell how COVID-19 impacted Ph.D. attainment, however.

December 3, 2021
Jim Malatras has repeatedly faced criticism for his work with the Cuomo administration. Old text messages that show him mocking a former Cuomo aide have prompted demands for his ouster.

December 3, 2021
Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Under Secretary James Kvaal focus instead on actions the department is taking to ease borrowers’ loan burden.

December 3, 2021
Coalition pledges to increase spending on universities and on research.

December 3, 2021
Grace College is offering a major in professional communication. Lake Superior State University is starting a B.S. in data science. Quincy College, in Massachusetts, is starting a bachelor’s degree in business management.

December 2, 2021
Professors from across New York’s public colleges say that all students, regardless of race or what campus they’re on, should have equal opportunities to study with full-time professors. Those chances are now concentrated on predominantly white campuses, one analysis suggests.

December 2, 2021
Five major textbook publishers band together in a lawsuit accusing e-commerce hub Shopify of enabling digital piracy.

December 2, 2021
Southern Illinois faculty members are defending a colleague indicted for alleged grant fraud under the Justice Department’s China Initiative as criticism of the initiative grows. 

December 2, 2021
While board size held steady in 2020, the pandemic had a significant impact on the frequency and length of board meetings, many of which were conducted online.

December 2, 2021
Richard J. Bailey Jr., president of Northern New Mexico College, has been selected as president of Southern Oregon University. Jo Bonner, chief of staff to Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama, has been appointed president of the University of South Alabama.

December 1, 2021
Task force report argues that free inquiry and inclusion are twin values, if campus groups all work to make them so.

December 1, 2021
Experts urge colleges to begin planning for the likely arrival of the new COVID-19 variant.

December 1, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strengthened its recommendations on further COVID-19 vaccinations, raising the possibility that colleges may begin requiring booster shots.

December 1, 2021
Two state senators are calling for University of Nebraska at Lincoln chancellor Ronnie Green to step down following the announcement of a new plan on diversity and inclusion.

November 30, 2021
Butler County and Lewis and Clark Community Colleges are the most recent victims in a spate of ransomware attacks targeting higher ed institutions.

November 30, 2021
More and more states are creating lottery-funded scholarship programs, but they disproportionately hurt the people they’re often intended to help.

November 30, 2021
Nevada state lawmakers are giving the University of Nevada at Reno millions of dollars in COVID-19 relief funding to support prospective first-generation students.

November 30, 2021
Roughly 52 percent of gay men in the U.S. have a bachelor’s degree, compared to 36 percent of all adults. Their academic achievement shows resilience in the face of victimization.

November 29, 2021
Scholar of pedophilia at Old Dominion University steps down amid controversy about comments on “minor-attracted persons.”

November 29, 2021
Truckee Meadows Community College says it won’t fire a professor accused of “insubordination,” after all.

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