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May 18, 2021
Congressional committees are once again accepting proposed earmarks from lawmakers, and reforms to the controversial practice could be in higher education’s favor.

May 18, 2021
Lambda School advertised a job placement rate of 80 percent or higher for its coding boot camps. Three students say the for-profit company knew that was false. They are demanding arbitration.

May 18, 2021
New report recommends investigating structures impeding success among students of color before throwing money at problems -- and also says more research and research funding are needed.

May 18, 2021
Spurred by the national focus on racial justice and socioeconomic disparities revealed by the pandemic, the country's higher education institutions and philanthropists are ramping up efforts to serve students currently or formerly in prison.

May 18, 2021
John Chenoweth, dean of the College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, has been appointed provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs there. Linda Doyle, professor of engineering and the arts at Trinity College Dublin, in Ireland, has been named provost there.

May 17, 2021
In June, Washington and Lee University will announce whether it will change its name, which honors a Confederate commander. The decision can't make everyone happy.

May 17, 2021
Trustees at Florida Atlantic want to play a role -- maybe a big one -- in the faculty tenure process. The faculty union thinks that's unwarranted -- and dangerous.

May 17, 2021
Dickinson College will turn to its board chair, a high-profile federal judge, as a two-year interim because its president is resigning to return to American University of Nigeria, where she was previously president.

May 17, 2021
Bloomsburg University permanently eliminated its entire Greek life program after fraternities and sororities were placed on several months of probation and some continued to violate conduct codes and an antihazing policy.

May 14, 2021
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis says it's putting its policies where its mouth is, approving new promotion and tenure options based on diversity, equity and inclusion work.  

May 14, 2021
President Biden's nominee for assistant secretary for civil rights is no stranger to the Department of Education -- Catherine Lhamon held the same position during the Obama administration.

May 14, 2021
Ronald Graham served as president of Haskell Indian Nations University for about one year and was removed amid student and faculty claims that he suppressed free speech on campus.

May 14, 2021
Students speak out about what they’ve seen and what they expect from their colleges with regard to racial justice and climate.

May 14, 2021
Experts fear higher education could be damaged “beyond repair” by COVID-19 catastrophe.

May 13, 2021
Candidates to fill Evergreen State College's presidency cited personal reasons for withdrawing, leaving college officials scratching their heads about what to do differently when the search restarts.

May 13, 2021
A state audit found that Calbright College, California's online community college, graduated just 12 out of over 900 enrolled students during the 2019-20 academic year. Lawmakers are considering closing the college.

May 13, 2021
A new report offers strategies and incentives for institutions and leagues to address long-standing inequities and barriers for Black athletes.

May 13, 2021
New survey looks at what happened to scholars who were under threat in their home countries after they completed temporary fellowships abroad.

May 13, 2021
Author discusses his new book on “achieving racial equity on campus.”

May 12, 2021
Gates Foundation issues report calling for a new definition of value, and for clear ways for students to identify it. The emphasis is on promoting economic mobility for all.

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