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September 29, 2020
Washington and Lee offers full-throated defense of professors targeted for political and racist reasons.

September 29, 2020
Frustrated with Zoom's instructional limitations, developers and entrepreneurs take matters into their own hands.

September 29, 2020
A new report finds a majority of students feel they can't express their opinions on campus, especially when they are in the ideological minority and even if they believe their college fosters a climate that supports free speech.

September 29, 2020
Researchers find no relationship between attending a college with a robust liberal arts and sciences offering and students' midcareer earnings. 

September 29, 2020
California Lutheran University is starting a major in ethnic and race studies. East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is starting an actuarial science minor. Finlandia University is starting an online certificate in marketing.

September 28, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett, if confirmed to the Supreme Court, could have a sweeping impact on colleges and universities.

September 28, 2020
Eddie R. Cole discusses his new book on the role college presidents played in segregation, racist housing policies, affirmative action and campus free speech debates in the years following WWII.

September 28, 2020
Indiana University will be renaming landmarks named for David Starr Jordan. Stanford is reviewing committee recommendations on renaming. In addition to leading those institutions, he was a eugenicist.

September 28, 2020
Colleges quarantine dormitory residents and temporarily flip classes online. Providence College president apologizes for impact of campus outbreak on community and state.

September 28, 2020
Scott Feller, dean of the college and professor of chemistry at Wabash College, in Indiana, has been named president there. Reverend Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., secretary for higher education of the Society of Jesus, has been chosen as president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, in Washington, D.C.

September 25, 2020
County-level data reveal a varying picture that sometimes challenges the idea of colleges as COVID-19 hot spots -- but often reinforces it.

September 25, 2020
Trump administration proposes revamping visas so students would have to apply for an extension after fixed terms of no more than four years. Some students would have to reapply after two years, depending on their country of origin.

September 25, 2020
Videoconferencing provider refuses to stream a university event featuring a member of a terrorist organization. Academic freedom hawks see virtual teaching platforms as a new front in the fight for faculty rights.

September 25, 2020
University will examine socioeconomic background of applicants -- and won't see names and genders.

September 25, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty about what will happen next. Experts say colleges need to improve transfer relationships now to stay afloat in this crisis.

September 24, 2020
HBCUs are getting high student compliance with social distancing and mask wearing and are reporting lower coronavirus infection rates. College leaders partly credit Black college culture -- and student awareness of the toll of the pandemic on Black, Latinx and Indigenous communities.

September 24, 2020
New Cal State chancellor, Joseph I. Castro, will thread the needle between consistent priorities and changing times.

September 24, 2020
Community colleges are seeing a bleak enrollment picture and undergraduate enrollments are down largely across the board, but not by as much as some had feared.

September 24, 2020
Faculty and staff members have been pushing the issue of payments in lieu of taxes for years with little response from the university board.

September 24, 2020
Researchers advocate for colleges to view student veterans more holistically, using a survey to determine their greatest strengths.

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