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Screenshot of UNC board chair David Boliek, a white man, on the Fox and Friends program.

February 8, 2023
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s board chairman told Fox News a new school would provide equal opportunity for right- and left-of-center views. Faculty, caught off guard, have expressed concerns, while the provost says it’s not what it sounds like.
The facade of the Department of Education building in Washington, DC.

February 8, 2023
Overhauling the federal financial system and simplifying the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a significant undertaking for the Education Department. Although the agency is making progress on the project, officials said this week the application might not be ready by Oct. 1. 
A crowd of college students walk on a tree-lined path through campus underneath banners that read "MSU Denver."

February 8, 2023
In Colorado, falling enrollment and growing skepticism of higher ed’s worth prompted a proposal to measure the “economic value” of academic programs at public colleges. Some leaders are wary.
A stack of newspapers in a printing facility.

February 8, 2023
More than a dozen conservative student papers have launched in the past few years. How do these Gen Z–run publications differ from conservative student newspapers of the past?
An illustration of wheels turning in the heads of two female figures.

February 8, 2023
Faculty development holds promise for student success but too often falls short, new report says.

February 8, 2023
Bryant University Katayoun Alidadi, history and social sciences Alicia T. Lamere, mathematics Gao Niu, mathematics Cedric Joseph Oliva, modern languages Xiaofei Pan, economics Cathy Zheng, finance Centre College Kristen Fulfer, chemistry Jennifer Goff, theater Prayat Poudel, mathematics Ellen Prusinski, education Jamie Shenton, anthropology Christian Wood, French
A light-skinned woman with dark hair wearing a blue jacket.

February 8, 2023
Utah Valley University center leverages “IQ and EQ,” or being data-informed and person-centric, to boost enrollment and persistence.
A group of students having class outside under a large tree.

February 8, 2023
The University of Maryland, College Park, trials a one-credit emotional regulation course.
A student protester at the University of Florida holds up a sign that says, "Politicians leave us alone."

February 7, 2023
Florida governor Ron DeSantis has a plan to defund diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at state institutions. His playbook is based on model legislation from the Manhattan Institute.
Burruss Hall, a large brick medieval-looking building, at Virginia Tech.

February 7, 2023
The university’s undergraduate online course offerings grew from 3 to 8 percent in recent years. But some question the scant attention the institution has paid to understanding outcomes in its massive online courses.

February 7, 2023
With meeting event sites often selected years in advance, higher education groups weigh the pros and cons of locations where state lawmakers have enacted anti-transgender legislation and severe abortion restrictions.
Amber Williams, a Black woman, at a microphone. In the background is a sea of people in Tennessee orange.

February 7, 2023
As vice provost for student success, Williams works to lead all students at the university to a brighter future through transformative and meaningful experiences. She shares her career journey and advice for other student success champions.

February 7, 2023
Clarkson University is starting a B.S. in health care. Gonzaga University is starting a doctoral program in school psychology. Raritan Valley Community College is starting a certificate program in social media.
University students in classroom after lecture

February 7, 2023
RIT combined its tutoring and study resources, reducing negative assumptions students held about receiving academic help.
Senator Ben Sasse, a middle-aged white man with dark hair wearing a business suit and red necktie.

February 6, 2023
On his first day as president of the University of Florida, former Republican senator Ben Sasse faces a list of demands that call for him to defy Governor Ron DeSantis’s pledged reforms.
Professor Lara Sheehi, a light-skinned woman with curly dark hair.

February 6, 2023
Jewish students and a pro-Israel group are accusing an Arab professor and critic of Israeli policy of antisemitism. She’s accusing them of being racist and anti-Arab. She teaches a diversity course.
Glynis Fitzgerald, a white woman with curly red hair, president-elect of Alvernia University

February 6, 2023
The College of Saint Mary announced the selection of a new president. She backed out and will instead become president of Alvernia University, the institution she planned to leave.
Peer Career Advisors at Barnard College, shown here with President Sian Leah Beilock in 2019, tend to participate in panels and mentoring opportunities after graduation.

February 6, 2023
From résumé help and networking advice to development of student resources, peer advisers at Barnard College are an important part of the career center’s team.
Low angle view of men and women with backpacks walking up staircase to building entrance with dramatic sunset sky overhead

February 6, 2023
State support for public higher education will increase this fiscal year, aided by the last burst of federal stimulus money. But some worry the boom times are coming to an end.
A student with dark curly hair and her back to the camera raises her hand in class.

February 6, 2023
Miami University professor promotes growth mind-set among students.

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