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Greg Abbott, an older white man with gray hair.

February 9, 2023
Texas governor Greg Abbott is taking aim at diversity, equity and inclusion practices in hiring. The move comes shortly after Florida announced reforms to defund DEI efforts.
Jim Grossman, a white man with white hair, a beard, and glasses.

February 9, 2023
Textbooks, op-eds, museum exhibitions, public lectures, congressional testimony, podcasts, historical gaming—the American Historical Association wants departments to consider more as historical scholarship.
Four people sit at a hearing table. One is a white woman and the other three are white men. One of the men has a gray beard.

February 9, 2023
The first hearing of the new House Committee on Education and the Workforce featured talk about the return on investment of a college education, expanding the Pell Grant to cover short-term programs and the need to provide more access to postsecondary programs.
Asian man working on laptop with serious face

February 9, 2023
As online students scramble to make international travel arrangements or to request exemptions with little notice, analysts suggest China’s ban lacks nuance.
An instructor with their back to the camera and a female student at a desk facing the camera.

February 9, 2023
Some professors play music for students at the beginning of class or incorporate it into lessons. Here are three ways educators have found it helps students. 
Illustration of a dark-skinned man with a beard holding up a certificate of achievement, noting that a person has earned this certification in trauma, well-being and resilience.

February 9, 2023
Florida State University offers a practical, research-based professional certification course on trauma-informed policies and resistance, increasingly seen as integral to student success.
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.

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