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Leveling the Playing Field in Texas

New legislation addresses long-standing funding disparities among Texas research universities. A record surplus and college football drama helped push it into the end zone.

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Rutgers Unions Suspend Strike After Big Gains

The weeklong Rutgers strike is pausing Monday after unions, the university and New Jersey’s governor announced “framework” deals including large raises. Chicago State and Eastern Illinois also suspend strikes.

Syracuse Grad Workers Unionize

Syracuse University graduate student workers have successfully unionized. Syracuse Graduate Employees United, affiliated with the Service Employees International Union, said...

Amid Enrollment Drop, Linked Institutions Cut Humanities Offerings

Linked Minnesota Catholic institutions are downsizing languages and other humanities offerings amid declining enrollment.

Higher Ed Needs More Grit

With trust in higher ed falling, higher ed needs to reimagine whom it serves and how, Taylor Randall writes.

‘Stronger Together’

Twenty Hispanic-serving research universities are banding together to increase the number of Latino graduate students and professors at their institutions.

Purdue Must Restore Its English Program

Lucinda Coulter writes that future engineers and scientists need a robust English department, too.

The Research University and the Elephant

Jody Greene turns to an ancient parable for insights into the tension over the mission and priorities of these crucial institutions.