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Two clergymen walk in front of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the Catholic University of America campus.

Catholic University Fires Instructor Over ‘Abortion Doula’ Speaker’s Comments

The instructor was fired after a doula spoke in her class about clients having abortions. Antiabortion activists celebrated, while academic freedom advocates were horrified.

California State Union Approves Tentative Deal, Despite Dissent

Members of the union representing roughly 29,000 California State University faculty members, librarians and others have approved the tentative agreement...

Kentucky University Leaders Defend Diversity, in Differing Ways

The leaders of Kentucky’s two largest public universities have, with differing degrees of directness, spoken out in recent days about...
Three wooden blocks that read "Diversity, Equity, Inclusion."

What’s Lost in Dismantling DEI Offices

Colleges should back up their diversity commitments in their organizational structures, Eugene T. Parker III writes.

A photo illustration of the Israeli and Palestinian flags overlaid over snippets of a few statements from scholarly associations.

Scholarly Groups Choose Between Speech and Silence on War

In the continuing debate over when, and how, higher education entities should comment on political issues like the Israel-Hamas war, disciplinary associations have received less attention. 

U of Colorado Settles Professor’s Retaliation Suit

The University of Colorado at Boulder has settled a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit that one of its law professors filed...
A headshot of Rabbi Mark Schiftan next to an image of Belmont University's campus.

A Rabbi Walks Into a Christian University

Belmont University’s new hire signals ramped-up support for Jewish students. Other Christian universities are also increasingly embracing students of other faiths.

A photograph of a mass of pro-Palestinian protesters, including one with a sign saying "Cease Fire Now."

AAUP Joins Labor Union Call for Ceasefire in Gaza

“We cannot bomb our way to peace,” the statement from the association of professors says.