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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.

February 3, 2023
Demand for diversity, equity and inclusion specialists on campus is high—and so is turnover. Many in the field say the work can be isolating and support from top leaders is rare.
Florida governor Ron DeSantis stands in front of an American flag.

February 3, 2023
Florida College System presidents signed a statement promising not to support any effort that “compels belief” in critical race theory on their campuses. That prompted a deluge of criticism and, in some quarters, a little sympathy.
The white marble facade of the United States Supreme Court building.

February 3, 2023
If the parties challenging the plan can’t clear the standing threshold, then the Supreme Court justices shouldn’t consider the other arguments that the debt-relief plan is illegal. But that might not stop the conservative justices from striking down loan forgiveness.
The Times Higher Education logo, with a red T, a purple H and a blue E.

February 3, 2023
University received $176 million in the last academic year. Stanford and MIT earned far less in licensing revenues.

February 3, 2023
Sean Burke, associate provost of Luther College, in Iowa, has been selected as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Alma College, in Michigan. Richmond Hill, interim provost of the Woodbridge campus of Northern Virginia Community College, has been named to the position on a permanent basis.
tudents make their way between classes on the University of Southern California Los Angeles campus March 9, 2020

February 2, 2023
For the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, first-year enrollment increased from the previous year—though it’s too soon to say if the trend will continue.
Thomas Meixner, a white man with gray hair wearing a shirt emblazoned with the University of Arizona logo.

February 2, 2023
University of Arizona professor Thomas Meixner was shot to death in October, allegedly by an ousted student. A new faculty report says multiple departments were repeatedly warned about the student, but university administrators failed to act effectively.
Laura Casamento, a white woman with short blond hair wearing a blazer.

February 2, 2023
Utica University’s president wants to eliminate degree offerings in subjects such as chemistry and philosophy. But a report supposedly buttressing the move isn’t public.
Rear view of large group of students on a class at lecture hall.

February 2, 2023
A new report from the Education Department details how the billions in COVID-19 emergency relief aid helped millions of students remain enrolled in college. Students received $1,507, on average, in emergency aid.
Protesters against the new board members at New College of Florida hold up handmade signs. One says "Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it."

February 1, 2023
Florida governor Ron DeSantis vowed to defund DEI initiatives on the same day his hand-picked trustees convened at New College of Florida and fired the president.
Michele Hawkins, a white woman with dark hair.

February 1, 2023
A faculty member raised a concern about targeting of LGBTQ faculty. The interim provost replied with a bestiality joke. The faculty member calls it a “teachable moment.”
A view of snowy Berlin, N.H., and sunny Miami.

February 1, 2023
From rural New Hampshire to urban Miami, community college students, faculty and administrators are broadly enthusiastic about digital learning options, according to a new report.
Mortarboards fly through the air at a graduation ceremony.

February 1, 2023
More adults across the country now hold a college degree or credential, according to the latest data from the Lumina Foundation. But major racial disparities persist.
Lou Anna Simon, an older white woman with glasses and gray hair.

January 31, 2023
Portraits, special ceremonies, emeritus status and massive payouts are just a few of the perks some ex-presidents receive—no matter what kind of upheaval they leave behind.

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