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Harvard May Keep Interim President ‘For Years’

Despite some calls to replace former president Claudine Gay with another Black woman, tradition and mercy might prompt persistence of white male leadership.

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More Universities Join Chicago in Settling Financial Aid Lawsuit

Rice, Emory and Vanderbilt quietly settled last fall in a financial aid lawsuit against 17 institutions. Now pressure is mounting for the remaining defendants in the case.

Antoinette "Bonnie" Candia-Bailey, a Black woman with a bald head, wearing a textured jacket and a statement necklace with matching earrings, smiles in a professional headshot.

Administrator’s Suicide Leaves Campus Reeling With ‘Despair’ and ‘Disappointment’

The fallout at Lincoln University of Missouri prompted calls for the president’s firing and raised questions about the treatment of Black women in academe.

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When Presidents Plagiarize

Politically motivated plagiarism claims prompted Harvard’s Claudine Gay to resign. Her decision to step down largely follows the trend of other, similar cases.

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts to End Degree Programs

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, a museum and art school in Philadelphia, is shutting down its degree programs...
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What Does a New Governor Mean for Higher Ed in Louisiana?

Critics fear that Jeff Landry is seeking undue power over the state’s universities. Pre-emptively, some institutions have already backtracked on DEI.

Fired UW La Crosse Chancellor Gets His Own Beer

Joe Gow, the former chancellor of University of Wisconsin at La Crosse who was fired last month after news broke...
Claudine Gay, a Black woman with short, dark hair wearing thick-framed black glasses, testified before Congress Dec. 5, 2023.

‘Depending on the Context’

Walter M. Kimbrough considers the context for a high-profile presidential resignation.