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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.

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A Florida Law Has Nearly Killed Campus Voter Registration Drives

After a 2023 measure increased penalties for making errors when registering voters, some student groups have decided the risk of doing so is too high.

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Higher Ed Has Questions for Biden and Trump

As the president and former president face off in their first debate, we asked some of the sharpest minds in academe: What would you ask if CNN handed you the microphone? We got an earful.

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A Dean Called for Silencing Harvard’s Faculty Critics. He’s Been Roasted.

Lawrence D. Bobo’s argument that professors should face sanctions for inciting “external actors” to “intervene” at the university has been roundly lambasted. But it tapped into an ongoing debate: When is outside intervention warranted?

Arizona Governor Vetoes Attempt to Limit Faculty Governing Power

Arizona’s Democratic governor on Friday vetoed a bill that would have diminished faculty members’ role in the shared governance of...
A student standing beside Ohio State University mascot Brutus Buckeye holding a sign asking students if they are registered to vote.

Where Do Students Vote—and Why?

Convenience may be the biggest driver in guiding college students on where to cast their ballots, but for many politics also plays a significant role.

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Florida Argues It Could Stop Professors From Criticizing Governor

A nationally prominent conservative lawyer, hired to defend the state’s Stop WOKE Act, asserted that what public university professors say in classrooms “is the government’s speech.” The national implications for academic freedom could be dire.

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Colleges in Republicans’ Crosshairs Enroll Only a Sliver of U.S. College Students

About one percent of U.S. undergraduates attend the 12 selective, mostly private institutions under Congressional scrutiny. But conservatives cast them as emblematic of higher education writ large.