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N.C. Legislators Gain More Power Over Community Colleges

The North Carolina state budget approved Friday prevents the governor from appointing members to the board that governs the state’s...
Dickinson State University musicians performing on their instruments, with "Welcome to Dickinson State University" and a hawk painted on the wall.

A Tenure Critic May Cut Faculty—by Ending Their Programs

Dickinson State University in North Dakota could lose its undergraduate degree offerings in English, math, music and other areas. 

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States Underfunded Historically Black Land Grants by $13 Billion Over 3 Decades

The secretaries of agriculture and education have issued letters to 16 governors, urging them to rectify the inequities in funding.

A physical therapy doctoral student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore points to a poster with data and diagrams on it.

Repeated Objections Impede Program Development in Maryland

New programs recently proposed by Johns Hopkins and Towson Universities were contested by other colleges worried that they duplicate their own programs.

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How HBCUs Can Help Repair American Democracy

A former president of Morehouse College discusses his recent book about the untapped potential of HBCUs.

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A Change of Control

New regulations take aim at self-dealing and other abuses in for-profit–to–not-for-profit conversions, Kyle Southern and Carolyn Fast write.

A photo of West Virginia University students, faculty members and others sitting and standing in a room at West Virginia University, with some holding signs protesting proposed academic program and faculty position cuts.

West Virginia Students, Faculty Cry Out on Final Day Before Vote on Deep Cuts

At a raucous public comment session Thursday, the WVU Board of Governors heard final pleas to reject university administrators’ proposed cuts. But state politicians and university leaders aren’t expected to heed the protests.

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Faculty Gender Pay Disparities Persist, Even at Vassar

Men have historically made more than women in academe—and for full professors, the gap has widened in recent years. The issue has spawned litigation at a Seven Sisters institution.