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On the left, a photo of a building at UNC with red paint, looking similar to blood, splattered across the stairs. On the right, a warrant to get information related to the UNC Students for Justice in Palestine Instagram account.

UNC Police Seek Access to Pro-Palestinian Group’s Instagram

In an aggressive strategy to investigate destruction of property, UNC police requested data about the account, including location data and private messages.

A photograph of Simon Cullen, an assistant teaching professor at Carnegie Mellon University, teaching a class.

Bridging the Campus Divide With ‘Dangerous Ideas’ and AI Debate Moderators

In this polarized time, one assistant professor is teaching students to argue more constructively about the most contentious topics: abortion, guns, transracial identities, moral obligations to animals—even the existence of God.

In this red-toned image, pro-Palestinian protesters stand face-to-face in a confrontation with police at the City College of New York on April 30. In the foreground, a protester holds a keffiyeh to her face as a mask while a male police officer looks on.

Prepare Now for an Election Firestorm

Campus leaders should prepare for a fall term that could make spring look calm by comparison, Matthew Kuchem writes.

A photo illustration with a photo of Columbia University's campus on the left and a photo of Professor Katherine Franke on the right. Over the photo of the campus is a quote from the complaint against Franke.

Columbia’s President Denounced Her Before Congress. Firing Could Be Next.

Law professor Katherine Franke has long been outspoken in her support of Palestinians. Now, after House Republicans and her university president called her out in an antisemitism hearing, she faces potential termination.

A chalkboard-like surface displays three of the Ten Commandments—"VI Thou shalt do no Murder, VII Thou shalt not commit Adultery, VIII Thou shalt not Steal."

Louisiana Wants the Ten Commandments in College Classrooms, Too

The culture war over religion in public education has mostly ensnared K-12 schools. A recently passed Louisiana law brings higher education into the mix.

Pro-Palestinian Protesters in Florida and Texas Face Suspensions

The University of Florida has issued suspensions of up to four years for several pro-Palestinian student protesters who were arrested...
A photo illustration consisting of a cellphone in someone's hand and a microphone, with a red slash through both of them. Superimposed on top are words from University of California, Los Angeles, professor Susanne Lohmann's audio-recording ban.

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?

How to Engage Students in Difficult Conversations When Consensus Is Impossible

Strategies for fostering understanding, empathy and respect in academic discussions.