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UC Irvine administrators, including Andrea Mora, cut a ribbon opening the university's new basic needs support center.

January 23, 2023
Colleges and universities have started hiring directors of basic needs to address growing food and housing insecurity among students.

January 23, 2023
Adler University is starting a master’s in public policy and administration. Graceland University is starting a B.A. in marketing.
A white person's hand holding a smartphone showing the TikTok logo.

January 20, 2023
With cellular data and VPNs, it’s easy for students to circumvent the TikTok bans sweeping the nation’s universities. That makes experts wonder: What do these bans hope to achieve?
An artist's depiction of a brain from above. On the left side of the brain, straight black-and-white lines suggest technology. On the right, curved lines and colors suggest human creativity.

January 20, 2023
Human- and machine-generated prose may one day be indistinguishable. But that does not quell academics’ search for an answer to the question “What makes prose human?”
Kenneth Roth, a middle-aged white man with gray hair and glasses.

January 20, 2023
Former Human Rights Watch director said the Kennedy School rejected him over his criticism of Israel. The dean reversed course Thursday.
Feng Tao, an Asian man with dark hair who is wearing glasses.

January 20, 2023
A jury convicted the former chemical engineering professor on charges linked to allegedly failing to disclose ties to China, but a judge threw out several of the convictions and imposed the lightest possible sentence.
The emblem of the Presentation Sisters on a green ribbon.

January 19, 2023
The small private institution is closing due to enrollment challenges and other issues exacerbated by COVID-19. Some higher education experts expect more closures to follow.
The Texas capitol building in Austin.

January 19, 2023
Many states ended the last fiscal year with record surpluses. Colleges and universities are vying for a piece of the pie—though for most the chances of securing a large slice are slim.
Members of the English Language Institute pose for a photo in front of one of Pittsburgh's famous bridges.

January 19, 2023
Pitt plans to shut down its decades-old English Language Institute this summer. A department chair is trying to save it.
The Times Higher Education logo, with a red T, a purple H and a blue E.

January 19, 2023
Draft says institutions must be among the top 500 in the world. It also has some provisions that raise questions about academic freedom.

January 19, 2023
Glynis Fitzgerald, senior vice president and provost at Alvernia University, in Pennsylvania, has been selected as president of the College of St. Mary, in Nebraska. Karen Lee, interim chancellor of the Honolulu Community College, part of the University of Hawai‘i system, has been named to the job on a permanent basis.
Jeff Docking, a white man wearing a business suit, stands in front of a lectern.

January 18, 2023
Adrian College has used the course-sharing platform Rize Education to launch new majors and increase enrollment. But Adrian’s president also co-founded Rize, and some observers think that creates a conflict of interest.
Randi Weingarten, a middle-aged white woman with gray hair, wears a black puffer jacket and holds a microphone.

January 18, 2023
After a marathon Martin Luther King Jr. Day negotiation with the university fails, professors walk out for an indefinitely long strike. They and the university remain divided on pay and other issues.
A student on a wooded campus wearing a face mask.

January 18, 2023
Community colleges gained dual-enrollment students but lost recent high school grads and adult learners at high rates, according to a recent analysis of federal enrollment data. 

January 18, 2023
Kansas State University is starting an online certificate in digital engagement. University of California, Irvine, is starting two new certificates in public health informatics.
The 14th-century painting showing the prophet Muhammad, wearing a head covering, on the right and an angel with wings on the left.

January 17, 2023
The Board of Trustees issues a statement suggesting the university is reconsidering its stance on academic freedom, which set off a controversy. The university’s president issues a statement strongly defending the university’s position. Outside groups—including some Muslim organizations—reject the university’s position.
A series of light bulbs arranged in a circle. The top center light bulb is illuminated.

January 17, 2023
New paper says truly innovative research and technology across fields is declining. Experts say it’s a wake-up call to institutions and funding agencies.
The Paul J. Schupf Art Center, a brick and glass building with a vertical sign that says "Arts."

January 17, 2023
A small college invests in revitalizing its home city.

January 17, 2023
Hector Balderas, attorney general of New Mexico, has been chosen as president of Northern New Mexico College. Patrena Benton Elliott, vice president of instruction and student support services at Robeson Community College, in North Carolina, has been appointed president of Halifax Community College, also in North Carolina.
Belmont University students stand in rows at chapel, a bright room with chandeliers, listening to the service.

January 13, 2023
Belmont University, which solely employed Christian faculty members, plans to hire some Jewish professors. Supporters say the decision will promote religious inclusion at the institution. Critics believe it either goes too far or not far enough.

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