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Why Some Selective M.F.A. Programs Are Going Tuition-Free

Some M.F.A. programs at Juilliard and the University of Southern California, among others, won’t charge tuition starting next fall. But will it expand access to the arts?

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AI Taking Root in Growing Number of Agriculture Programs

Embracing the technology could not only boost food production but also prepare students for fast-changing jobs.

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Giving an F for Recording Classes, Even for Students With Disabilities

A UCLA professor whose classroom hosts contentious debates says she’ll fail any student who records. She says it’s a matter of academic freedom. But does federal law allow it?

Who Owns the Letter ‘D’?

Drake University and Des Moines Area Community College are locked in a legal battle over the letter “D.” The community...
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Some Community Colleges See Level Funding Despite Lean State Budgets

In some states, community college systems have seen wins this budget season even when lawmakers were looking to cut costs.

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A Nonprofit Says Colleges Spend Big on DEI. Is It ‘Wildly’ Overstating the Case?

American Transparency publishes spending investigations under the moniker OpenTheBooks but doesn’t say where it gets its own money. Its definitions of DEI positions are way too broad, says one targeted university. 

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A Plan to Save Small Colleges

Small colleges could join forces through a supporting-organization model, Michael Alexander writes.

Utah State University Worker Paid for 2 Years He Didn’t Work

A Utah State University Eastern staff member who didn’t show up for work for more than two years was still...