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January 26, 2017
With uncertainty about how the Trump administration and the new Congress will tackle sexual violence on campuses, college leaders urge institutions to keep up sexual assault prevention efforts.

January 25, 2017
Provosts of American colleges and universities aren't sure their institutions will meet their goals for diversifying the faculty.

January 25, 2017
Some college leaders are concerned about the symbolic impact of Trump’s proposed wall on collaborations and exchange, even as many wait to see what, if any, practical effects it might have.

January 25, 2017
As EPA freezes grants, agencies issue internal guidance to employees on outside communications, stirring fears of political interference in science.

January 25, 2017
State judge says University of Kentucky need not release records related to sexual assault allegations against a former professor. University officials say student privacy wins out; critics call Kentucky's argument a "smokescreen."

January 25, 2017
Duke University: David Rubenstein, chair of the university's board. High Point University: Wolf Blitzer, political anchor at CNN.

January 25, 2017
Jan. 24, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2017 Survey College and University Chief Academic Officers explores the views of provosts and other academic leaders on a range of current issues. Among them: minority faculty hiring, trigger warnings, and the future of the liberal arts. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will present a free webinar on the results and take your questions. Sign up here. On Saturday, Jan. 28, Scott will be presenting the findings and discussing them with attendees at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The Inside Higher Ed survey of provosts was made possible in part by advertising from Taskstream, Jenzabar, VitalSource, D2L Corporation and iDesign.

January 24, 2017
University of Kentucky seeks to drastically shift its aid strategy to improve retention, rolling back the use of funds for top students who can afford to pay.

January 24, 2017
Study finds variation in the way students are evaluated -- and tougher grades appear to be closer to what they should be. But not necessary due to grade inflation alone.

January 24, 2017
Hackers are locking colleges’ data away and demanding payment to return it. But paying the ransom raises new issues, experts say.

January 24, 2017
Author discusses new book about a part of the student population pushing for more support -- and facing a backlash in some states.

January 24, 2017
A private university in Texas is hoping to guide students through a more streamlined financial aid and admissions process in hopes of retaining them.

January 23, 2017
Violence at University of Washington appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos followed protests that prevented a speech at UC Davis -- as tensions grow over Breitbart writer known for insults against feminists, minority groups and others.

January 23, 2017
Tens of thousands of students and academics join Women’s March on Washington.

January 23, 2017
College Republicans split over Trump, but many are now coming around and pledging to support the new president.

January 23, 2017
Pitt’s arts and sciences faculty is divided over a proposal to eliminate a high school study exemption from foreign language requirement. Some say high school seat time is poor measure of proficiency, while others fear forcing too many students into language courses.

January 23, 2017
NCAA's Power Five conferences unanimously adopt new rules lessening time demands on college athletes, though some programs would like to see exemptions made for recruiting activities.

January 20, 2017
As the 45th president is inaugurated, background on his campaign, his stated policies toward higher education and the deep concerns of many in academe.

January 20, 2017
Report that first Trump budget will try to kill arts and humanities endowments alarms many academics. Science programs in Energy Department could also face cuts.

January 20, 2017
Study suggests top humanities journals favor research by professors working at or who earned Ph.D.s at elite institutions.

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