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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. 

Utah Bans DEI Programs at State Institutions

Utah is the latest state to enact legislation against diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives: Republican governor Spencer Cox signed a...
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House Democrats Counter Republicans’ Vision for Higher Ed Reform

The Democrats’ newly released plan has three pillars: affordability, access and student support.

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How Many Casualties Would a Plagiarism War Produce?

If conservatives and liberals start scouring their opponents’ academic publications for stolen ideas or phrases, nobody—even plagiarism experts—knows how much grist they will find. 

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A Crisis Handbook for College Presidents

University of Idaho president Scott Green discusses the new book he co-authored and the unexpected challenges of the job that prompted it.

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Higher Education in Political Crosshairs as 2024 Election Heats Up

With higher education becoming more politicized, it’s poised to play a more prominent role than usual in this year’s presidential and congressional elections. The outcomes will carry huge policy implications.

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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.

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House Investigations of Harvard, Others Mark a ‘Watershed Moment’

Deep-diving probes into antisemitism, plagiarism and university leaders signal a dangerous new era in congressional oversight, experts and scholars say. Some see echoes of McCarthyism.