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A corkboard at Queens College with the words "KKK lives" and a swastika carved into it.

May 25, 2022
A building frequented by students, faculty and staff members of color at Queens College was vandalized with racist graffiti, resulting in months of strained discussions between staff members and administrators.
Cover of Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2021, showing a row of houses.

May 25, 2022
Younger Americans and those with student debt are far less likely than their peers to believe the benefits of getting a higher education outweigh the costs.
Covers of several books mentioned in the article, including The Book of Form and Emptiness and The Nickel Boys.

May 25, 2022
Racial inequity is one of the most common themes in the books that first-year students are required (or recommended) to read before they show up on campus.
One person hands a diploma to the other. Both are wearing black robes.

May 25, 2022
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched a new grant program to scale already-successful initiatives across the U.S. that help high school graduates attain postsecondary degrees quickly.

May 25, 2022
Baylor University is starting an M.A. in journalism with a focus on advertising and public relations. Centre College is starting a Chinese language major and minor. Florida State University is adding a major in human rights.
The cover of the current issue of African Studies Review.

May 24, 2022
Two white Africanists publish an article on centering the scholar’s personal experience to help “decolonize” African studies. A call for retraction follows.
Joshua Katz, a white man with a receding hairline and glasses.

May 24, 2022
University fires Joshua Katz for misconduct and seems to refute the now-former professor’s prior statements that he’s being punished for his political views.
A person standing in front of a sign that says "Financial Aid Services" and gives the hours of operation.

May 24, 2022
A new survey shows persistent staffing shortages in financial aid offices, which has raised concerns about their ability to address student needs and maintain compliance with federal regulations in the future.

May 24, 2022
The University of Alaska system claims negotiations on a collective bargaining agreement have hit an impasse. Faculty argue that negotiations are ongoing and UA may be violating state law.

May 24, 2022
Drew Flamm, executive vice president at Grace College & Theological Seminary, in Indiana, has been chosen as president there.
John Gaski, a white man with thinning ginger hair and a mustache.

May 23, 2022
The Buffalo shooter drew inspiration from a University of Notre Dame professor, among others. What’s to be done about academic racism and its apparent link to race-based violence?
Paula Resley, a white woman with light brown hair and light eyes.

May 23, 2022
Can a white woman from outside higher ed lead marketing and recruitment at an all-male historically Black college? Morehouse College leaders decided she could. Some alumni strongly disagree.
Students on campus.

May 23, 2022
Institutions are offering additional, less costly and even free summer courses this year as an option for students who fell behind or got off track during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A screenshot of three video boxes: Volodymyr Zelensky, a white man with a beard wearing a T-shirt in front of a Ukrainian flag. At left is Barbara Snyder, president of the AAU, a white woman with silver hair. At bottom is Peter Salovey, Yale president.

May 23, 2022
In virtual meeting, he talks of situation in Ukraine for students and universities and endorses partnerships with American higher education.
A graduation tassel lying on top of a checkbook.

May 20, 2022
Tuition discount rates at private colleges reached a record high of 54.5 percent, according to a new NACUBO study. That signals that financial aid is available—but also that pricing is arbitrary.
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, a middle-aged Hispanic man with glasses and a goatee.

May 20, 2022
The Education Department released guidance on how colleges can use HEERF money to address rising mental health needs among faculty, students and staff.
Students sitting at desks. An instructor is handing out papers.

May 20, 2022
Professors could be better about building relationships with students, many of whom hope for assistance with career planning and networking. But students may not realize their role in connecting.
The Times Higher Education logo, with a red T, a purple H and a blue E.

May 20, 2022
Study predicts more students from India and Vietnam will seek an education in Western countries.

May 20, 2022
Starting Off East Carolina University is launching a $60 million campaign. All the funds are for athletics at the university. Saint Martin’s Abbey and University, in Washington State, has launched a campaign to raise $100 million. The university has already raised $82 million. Finishing Up

May 19, 2022
Spring brings news of tenure decisions—not always the good kind. Stories of negative tenure bids at Penn State and Yale raise questions about whether the process is just.

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