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A photograph of Simon Cullen, an assistant teaching professor at Carnegie Mellon University, teaching a class.

Bridging the Campus Divide With ‘Dangerous Ideas’ and AI Debate Moderators

In this polarized time, one assistant professor is teaching students to argue more constructively about the most contentious topics: abortion, guns, transracial identities, moral obligations to animals—even the existence of God.

Mike Johnson, in a blue suit and flanked by several Republican leaders, stands at a podium

House Republicans Vote to Overturn Biden Title IX Rule

The party-line vote followed a heated debate over the regulations, which strengthen protections for transgender students.

A photo illustration with a photo of Columbia University's campus on the left and a photo of Professor Katherine Franke on the right. Over the photo of the campus is a quote from the complaint against Franke.

Columbia’s President Denounced Her Before Congress. Firing Could Be Next.

Law professor Katherine Franke has long been outspoken in her support of Palestinians. Now, after House Republicans and her university president called her out in an antisemitism hearing, she faces potential termination.

The sculpture "Witness," which shows a towering, golden female figure with a judicial collar and thick braids resembling ram horns.

‘Satanic’ Sculpture Beheaded at University of Houston

A sculpture at the University of Houston, previously protested by some Christian and antiabortion activists, was beheaded Monday, The New...
A chalkboard-like surface displays three of the Ten Commandments—"VI Thou shalt do no Murder, VII Thou shalt not commit Adultery, VIII Thou shalt not Steal."

Louisiana Wants the Ten Commandments in College Classrooms, Too

The culture war over religion in public education has mostly ensnared K-12 schools. A recently passed Louisiana law brings higher education into the mix.

A photo illustration consisting of a cellphone in someone's hand and a microphone, with a red slash through both of them. Superimposed on top are words from University of California, Los Angeles, professor Susanne Lohmann's audio-recording ban.

Giving an F for Recording Classes, Even for Students With Disabilities

A UCLA professor whose classroom hosts contentious debates says she’ll fail any student who records. She says it’s a matter of academic freedom. But does federal law allow it?

Representative Jason Smith, a white main with brown hair and a beard

House Republicans Advance 2 Contested Antisemitism Bills

While backers say the proposals will help protect students from discrimination, Democrats and higher ed advocates say they’re aimed at punishing elite universities and international students.

California state lawmakers and Sacramento State leaders smile for a photo in the state Capitol.

Listen: Celebrating Black Student Success and Achievement

In the latest Voices of Student Success episode, learn more about Sacramento State’s establishment of a Black Honors College and a statewide bill to recognize California institutions that help Black students achieve.