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tudents make their way between classes on the University of Southern California Los Angeles campus March 9, 2020

February 2, 2023
For the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, first-year enrollment increased from the previous year—though it’s too soon to say if the trend will continue.
Thomas Meixner, a white man with gray hair wearing a shirt emblazoned with the University of Arizona logo.

February 2, 2023
University of Arizona professor Thomas Meixner was shot to death in October, allegedly by an ousted student. A new faculty report says multiple departments were repeatedly warned about the student, but university administrators failed to act effectively.
Laura Casamento, a white woman with short blond hair wearing a blazer.

February 2, 2023
Utica University’s president wants to eliminate degree offerings in subjects such as chemistry and philosophy. But a report supposedly buttressing the move isn’t public.
Rear view of large group of students on a class at lecture hall.

February 2, 2023
A new report from the Education Department details how the billions in COVID-19 emergency relief aid helped millions of students remain enrolled in college. Students received $1,507, on average, in emergency aid.
Protesters against the new board members at New College of Florida hold up handmade signs. One says "Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it."

February 1, 2023
Florida governor Ron DeSantis vowed to defund DEI initiatives on the same day his hand-picked trustees convened at New College of Florida and fired the president.
Michele Hawkins, a white woman with dark hair.

February 1, 2023
A faculty member raised a concern about targeting of LGBTQ faculty. The interim provost replied with a bestiality joke. The faculty member calls it a “teachable moment.”
A view of snowy Berlin, N.H., and sunny Miami.

February 1, 2023
From rural New Hampshire to urban Miami, community college students, faculty and administrators are broadly enthusiastic about digital learning options, according to a new report.
Mortarboards fly through the air at a graduation ceremony.

February 1, 2023
More adults across the country now hold a college degree or credential, according to the latest data from the Lumina Foundation. But major racial disparities persist.
Lou Anna Simon, an older white woman with glasses and gray hair.

January 31, 2023
Portraits, special ceremonies, emeritus status and massive payouts are just a few of the perks some ex-presidents receive—no matter what kind of upheaval they leave behind.

January 31, 2023
Some instructors seek to craft assignments that guide students in surpassing what AI can do. Others see that as a fool’s errand—one that lends too much agency to the software.
A view of a pathway surrounded by green lawn on the James Madison University campus.

January 31, 2023
All the Jewish members of the planning committee for a Holocaust remembrance event at James Madison University resigned, and 24 Jewish staff, faculty and faculty emeriti said they were boycotting. The university held it anyway.
A cluster of students stands talking on campus at Laney College during a Lunar New Year event.

January 31, 2023
A student-run newspaper is suing the Peralta Community College District for a pattern of unfilled public record requests.

January 31, 2023
Bradley Chamberlain, vice president for mission and communication at Luther College, has been appointed provost there. Ron Darbeau, vice president for faculty affairs and academic operations at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania, has been chosen as chancellor of Pennsylvania State University’s Altoona campus.
The dust jacket of an edition of Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler, which includes a swastika on the spine.

January 30, 2023
A shared picture of a student reading Hitler’s Mein Kampf upset some Stanford University students. The response of the institution has now come under scrutiny.
Mark McPhail, a Black man wearing a business suit and glasses with dark-tinted lenses.

January 30, 2023
Indiana University Northwest fired a Black professor after alleging he said something about killing white people. An AAUP report found “racist tropes of incompetent, angry and physically violent Black men in the language used to justify his dismissal.”
Figure 24: All cases received by fiscal year. The line graph shows a huge jump from fiscal 2021 to 2022.

January 30, 2023
The Federal Student Aid ombudsman fielded nearly 90,000 complaints in 2022—more than double the previous year. Nearly two-thirds of the complaints were about issues with loans.

January 30, 2023
Augustana University, in South Dakota, is starting a major in financial technology. San Diego City College is starting a B.S. in cyberdefense and analysis. The program is the first four-year offering at the college.
A building at New Jersey City University, with the logo over a doorway.

January 27, 2023
Proposed legislation would enforce financial transparency for public institutions after one university nearly collapsed. Some say the bills are redundant, others that they don’t go far enough.
A group of people around a table with visual materials spread out in front of them.

January 27, 2023
University of Kentucky embarks on an initiative to train K-12 teachers to teach about the Holocaust. Rising antisemitism nationwide, as well as some recent incidents in the state and on the campus, have made the work feel especially pressing to its supporters.
Several people, some wearing Indigenous dress, on a green lawn.

January 27, 2023
In addition to pet therapy and meditation, Syracuse University students seeking mental health support can now work with a faith keeper of the Oneida Nation.

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