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February 3, 2023
Demand for diversity, equity and inclusion specialists on campus is high—and so is turnover. Many in the field say the work can be isolating and support from top leaders is rare.
Florida governor Ron DeSantis stands in front of an American flag.

February 3, 2023
Florida College System presidents signed a statement promising not to support any effort that “compels belief” in critical race theory on their campuses. That prompted a deluge of criticism and, in some quarters, a little sympathy.
The white marble facade of the United States Supreme Court building.

February 3, 2023
If the parties challenging the plan can’t clear the standing threshold, then the Supreme Court justices shouldn’t consider the other arguments that the debt-relief plan is illegal. But that might not stop the conservative justices from striking down loan forgiveness.
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February 3, 2023
University received $176 million in the last academic year. Stanford and MIT earned far less in licensing revenues.

February 3, 2023
Sean Burke, associate provost of Luther College, in Iowa, has been selected as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Alma College, in Michigan. Richmond Hill, interim provost of the Woodbridge campus of Northern Virginia Community College, has been named to the position on a permanent basis.
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.”

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