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January 26, 2023
After a local newspaper broke the story based on a leak, the two institutions confirmed they are discussing a potential deal.
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January 26, 2023
Possibly, says a committee of college administrators and professors in a new report, which might open the door to the Department of Defense lifting a prohibition on funding colleges and universities that host an institute.
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January 25, 2023
Another study adds to the litany of concerns about student evaluations of faculty teaching. It says men and women are both at risk from bias in gender-lopsided departments, but women more so.
A screen shot of the US History to 1865 class on Crash Course.

January 25, 2023
Arizona State University will soon offer credit-bearing courses that begin on YouTube. Is the behemoth online video-sharing website the missing ingredient in engaging more learners on the margins?
Young woman talking with her therapist

January 25, 2023
A new study from Penn State sheds light on what compels a college student receiving mental health care to stop out. How can counselors use this information to promote student success? 

January 25, 2023
Salvador D. Aceves, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Regis University, in Colorado, has been named president there. Peter Blitstein, associate dean of faculty at Lawrence University, in Wisconsin, has been selected as provost and dean of faculty there.
A large glass-fronted building on the West Virginia University campus.

January 24, 2023
West Virginia University proposed changes to its evaluation, promotion, tenure and termination policies. Hundreds of faculty members have now registered their opposition.
Women protesters holding signs decrying the Taliban's ban on women in higher ed stand and chant with their fists raised on a gray London afternoon in January

January 24, 2023
A month after the Taliban abruptly banned women from colleges and universities in Afghanistan, U.S. institutions are trying to help them back into academe any way they can.
Attendees at a rally in support of SB24 cheer for speakers as they attend the rally on the west steps of the California State Capitol on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 in Sacramento, CA.

January 24, 2023
Even as many red states roll back reproductive rights, California’s public universities are now required to provide medication abortions. Other blue states are looking to follow suit.
This is a screenshot of a website for the phony King's College.

January 24, 2023
The North Carolina attorney general is investigating a website made to look like it belongs to King’s College, an institution in Charlotte that closed its doors in 2018.

January 24, 2023
Marshall Criser, former chancellor of the State University System of Florida, has been chosen as president of Piedmont University, in Georgia. Anne D’Alleva, interim provost at the University of Connecticut, has been appointed provost and executive vice president for academic affairs on a permanent basis there.
A nursing student wearing blue scrubs practices on a mannequin in a nursing simulation lab.

January 23, 2023
Congress sent more than $1.7 billion to nearly 550 colleges and universities in earmarks. Although a few institutions received tens of millions for projects, the median payment for institutions was $1.25 million, according to an Inside Higher Ed analysis.
Students painting a mural at Bakersfield College.

January 23, 2023
A group of professors at Bakersfield College say they’re being maligned for having and voicing conservative views. Their critics say the professors created a hostile campus environment for students of color.
UC Irvine administrators, including Andrea Mora, cut a ribbon opening the university's new basic needs support center.

January 23, 2023
Colleges and universities have started hiring directors of basic needs to address growing food and housing insecurity among students.

January 23, 2023
Adler University is starting a master’s in public policy and administration. Graceland University is starting a B.A. in marketing.
A white person's hand holding a smartphone showing the TikTok logo.

January 20, 2023
With cellular data and VPNs, it’s easy for students to circumvent the TikTok bans sweeping the nation’s universities. That makes experts wonder: What do these bans hope to achieve?
An artist's depiction of a brain from above. On the left side of the brain, straight black-and-white lines suggest technology. On the right, curved lines and colors suggest human creativity.

January 20, 2023
Human- and machine-generated prose may one day be indistinguishable. But that does not quell academics’ search for an answer to the question “What makes prose human?”
Kenneth Roth, a middle-aged white man with gray hair and glasses.

January 20, 2023
Former Human Rights Watch director said the Kennedy School rejected him over his criticism of Israel. The dean reversed course Thursday.
Feng Tao, an Asian man with dark hair who is wearing glasses.

January 20, 2023
A jury convicted the former chemical engineering professor on charges linked to allegedly failing to disclose ties to China, but a judge threw out several of the convictions and imposed the lightest possible sentence.
The emblem of the Presentation Sisters on a green ribbon.

January 19, 2023
The small private institution is closing due to enrollment challenges and other issues exacerbated by COVID-19. Some higher education experts expect more closures to follow.

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