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January 21, 2022
Facing a projected squeeze on isolation housing, some colleges modify their polices to allow COVID-positive students to isolate in their dorms—even if they have roommates—or to go home.

January 21, 2022
A new, free online certificate program from Arizona State’s Thunderbird School of Global Management will be offered in 40 languages and seeks to reach refugees, women and others in the developing world.

January 21, 2022
Jordan Peterson is retiring from the University of Toronto, citing his “persona non grata” status—and academe’s “craven” embrace of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

January 21, 2022
The NCAA ratified a new constitution Thursday despite objections from members who feel it concentrates too much money and power in the hands of Division I colleges.

January 21, 2022
Government orders cuts in large cities, hoping to attract more students to smaller cities and towns.

January 20, 2022
The University of Michigan has reached a settlement agreement with attorneys for more than 1,050 claimants alleging sexual abuse by now-deceased university doctor Robert Anderson.

January 20, 2022
NFT philanthropy is on the rise. Even if a college or university doesn’t want to auction its own NFTs, they should be ready to receive the cryptocurrency donations that result from the sales.

January 20, 2022
Some students who lost out on studying abroad because of the pandemic are turning to alternative programs. Others are going abroad their senior year, a little later than intended.

January 20, 2022
Boston College and Pine Manor College will create a new two-year college and an enrichment program focused on low-income and underrepresented middle and high school students.

January 19, 2022
Compton College created a new position focused on the academic needs of Black and Latino men. Campus leaders believe they’re at the forefront of a new and long overdue trend.

January 19, 2022
Students’ happiness with their grade, not instructional quality, is a major driver of the correlation between high grades and high student ratings of instruction, according to a new working paper. Interventions don’t quite work, either.

January 19, 2022
Public university presidents are advised not to put anything in writing that they wouldn’t want released publicly. Former Michigan president Schlissel likely knew this, higher education experts say.

January 19, 2022
With its accreditor’s decision on potential sanctions due soon, the University of Arizona Global Campus is also contending with lower-than-expected enrollment and a California lawsuit.

January 19, 2022
Berkeley College is starting a master of science in nursing. Caldwell University is starting a bachelor of science in supply chain management.

January 18, 2022
The university says the fired president’s interactions with a subordinate “were inconsistent with promoting the dignity and reputation of the university.” Many faculty members are glad to see him gone.

January 18, 2022
Federal appeals court rules Millersville University can be held liable under Title IX in a case involving the murder of a student by a nonstudent in a campus dorm.

January 18, 2022
A Penn State professor says he was protecting pro–vaccine mandate demonstrators when he struggled with a counterprotester. The professor was vindicated in court, but Penn State wants to fire him anyway.

January 18, 2022
Many other fights that focus on for-profit higher education will be center stage in a round of negotiated rule making sponsored by the Department of Education this week. Will the negotiators find consensus on any issues?

January 15, 2022
Mark Schlissel accused of an affair with a subordinate. Board of Regents cited his “inappropriate” tone and language.

January 14, 2022
Part performance, part protest, a professor’s video got him suspended from Ferris State University. He didn’t want to teach in person in the first place due to COVID-19, and he says he’s retiring. His union says the suspension is an attack on academic freedom.

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