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Who Failed Whom at Harvard?

Claudine Gay’s presidency lasted a mere six months. Now, in the aftermath of her exit, questions linger about how the Harvard Corporation handled matters.

Dacoda Scarlett presents to a group of rural high school students

A Reboot for Rural Recruitment

Washington University in St. Louis is increasing outreach to rural high schools in Missouri and southern Illinois to help diversify the student body.


The Growing Public Disgust With the Ethos of Elite Private Universities

The causes and consequences of mounting public distrust of elite higher education.

Side-by-side photographs of people, a few wearing red, marching and holding up signs saying, among other things, "On Strike."

Part-Time Faculty Members Strike at Columbia College Chicago

The part-time faculty union launched a walkout Monday, sending strong demands to both the institution and its own members.

An empty conference room table.

The 5 Dysfunctions of a Board

The ignorance-to-arrogance continuum, the bright shiny object syndrome and more: David P. Haney identifies five dysfunctions common to small private college boards.

Carthage Profs Censure Leaders Over Teaching Load Increase

Carthage College’s full-time faculty members have overwhelmingly censured their president, John R. Swallow, and their provost/executive vice president for operations...
Two hands exchange money in front of a black-and-white photo of the Brown University campus.

2 Ivies Will Up Their Municipal Payments. Is It Enough?

Nonprofit universities often pay the towns that host them in lieu of property tax. Students say selective institutions with big endowments should do more.

A photograph of a buliding on Gallaudet University's campus.

Conflicting Numbers Fly in Gallaudet Faculty Pay Quarrel

At the historic institution for the Deaf and the hard of hearing, faculty members and the administration are painting very different pictures.