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Admissions Dean Under Investigation for Alleged Discrimination

Former employees of the Tufts admission office allege their higher-ups discriminated against staff of color. The university has hired an outside law firm to investigate.

Leadership, Work-Life Balance and Loving What You Do

A discussion about senior-level careers in technology reflects larger debates in higher ed and society about work-life balance, different styles of leadership and—only subtly—gender.

After COVID, Another Public Health Crisis

Lack of access to abortion stands to change the face of higher education for years to come, Elizabeth H. Bradley and Dara Anhouse write.

Striving for the ‘Gold Standard’

Some historically Black colleges and universities experienced record research funding this fiscal year. It’s a hopeful sign to a group of HBCUs seeking R-1 status.

Stopping the Tide of Campus Antisemitism

A wave of anti-Israel and often antisemitic activity has made American campuses an increasingly unsafe place for Jewish students, Jonathan Greenblatt writes.

‘We Will Not Go Back’

Hundreds show support for affirmative action programs as Supreme Court weighs their fate.
The U.S. Supreme Court, with its red velvet drapes and white columns.

Skepticism on Affirmative Action

Most of the Supreme Court appears impatient for its end. But the justices appointed by Democrats made the case for the practice.

Ratings and Gender Bias Over Time

Two new studies show how bias against women in student ratings operates over time, worsening with critical feedback and instructor age.