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Alan Dettlaff, a Mexican American man with short hair wearing a business suit and tie.

January 6, 2023
University of Houston pushes its dean of social work back down to the faculty. He says some professors objected to his views on racial justice and abolition.
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, a middle-aged Hispanic man with glasses and a goatee.

January 6, 2023
The Education Department’s docket for this year includes amending regulations on accreditation, state authorization, distance education, cash management and third-party servicers. Plus, the agency plans new Title IX and gainful-employment regulations this spring.
University of Southern Maine student Nathan Henry, a young white man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and backward baseball cap, receives a nasal swab from a health-care worker wearing blue protective gear during COVID-19 testing.

January 6, 2023
Bachelor’s programs in public health have surpassed master’s degrees in popularity. What does that mean for a field that desperately needs more workers?
Chancellor Thomas L. Keon, a white man wearing glasses and academic regalia, stands at a lectern with the Purdue Northwest logo on it.

January 5, 2023
Purdue Northwest faculty members want Chancellor Thomas L. Keon to step down after a racist remark. Keon is clinging to his job despite a reprimand from the Board of Trustees.
Rows of chairs in an empty lecture hall decorated with a mural on the wall.

January 5, 2023
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine stymied plans to open an American university in the capital. After moving online the first year, the institution is charting a path through the chaos.
The Times Higher Education logo, with a red T, a purple H and a blue E.

January 5, 2023
Head of Kyiv School of Economics builds a following with English-language tweets.
A white man wearing a cap covered in sensors that will track his brain activity.

January 4, 2023
The pandemic laid bare course policies and practices that disadvantage some students. Now, some say that professors should cool it with awarding participation points.
A white sign with black letters reads "Need staff urgently."

January 4, 2023
Community colleges underwent major staffing losses during the pandemic. Now they’re suffering from the ripple effects, and campus leaders are trying desperately to recruit.

January 4, 2023
Colleges and universities are creating more housing aimed at transgender and nonbinary students, not only to ensure their comfort and safety but also to build community.

January 4, 2023
Franklin University is starting an M.S. in professional sales leadership. Manhattan College is introducing a B.A. in criminology major.
The painting shows the prophet Muhammad on the right, a man with black hair and a beard wearing a turban, and on the left is the angel Gabriel, who has wings.

January 3, 2023
An instructor at Hamline U showed an image of Muhammad in an art history class. The president criticized the instructor for doing so. Another professor, who tried to explain the situation with an essay in the student paper, had his piece removed.
House Appropriations Committee chair Rosa DeLauro, a congresswoman from Connecticut who has short purple hair.

January 3, 2023
Federal budget boosts maximum Pell Grant and funding for student success grant programs. Colleges and universities also are set to receive more than $1.5 billion for projects in earmarks.
The five members of the North Idaho College Board of Trustees, all white people, sit at a table with a red skirt.

January 3, 2023
After four meetings in a month, the board majority at North Idaho College has forced immediate changes, leading to public outrage from employees and other constituents.
Students tend to hydroponically grown plants.

January 3, 2023
Students demonstrate interest in taking initiative on environmental issues and expect their colleges will do the same—but could use more knowledge on what matters most.
The white marble facade of the United States Capitol.

December 21, 2022
While the draft spending plan for fiscal year 2023 provides more funding for several programs, higher education groups and advocates had hoped for higher increases.

December 19, 2022
Faculty members and students at California State University, Chico, demand answers in a case involving a professor alleged to have lied about sleeping with a student and threatening professors who reported him.

December 19, 2022
The announcement that NYU would pause admissions to its music education program came as a shock to the whole department. Many questions remain unanswered.

December 19, 2022
Conflicts between administrators and professors drew readers as always, but one theme captivated our audience like no other this year: the turnover and demoralization of college and university employees.

December 19, 2022
The shift away from the Higher Learning Commission is possible because the WASC Senior College and University Commission has broadened its scope to include institutions wherever they reside.

December 19, 2022
From soulful to silly to celebratory, holiday video greetings from colleges and universities showcase their achievements of the past year and look forward to the one ahead.

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