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Opinion

Racial Threat and Affirmative Action

My research speaks to the complex racial dynamics underlying the recent Supreme Court decision rejecting affirmative action in admissions, Andrew Ifedapo Thompson writes.

University of Wisconsin student with robot

Pizza-Hauling Robots and App Ordering as Campus Dining Goes High Tech

Amid the tech flashiness of automated dining services, institutions are looking to meet student expectations while growing income and efficiency as enrollment weakens.

Opinion

Public Higher Education Is Becoming More and More Inequitable

How can we ensure equal access to a high-quality postsecondary education?

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Legislating an End to Legacy Preferences

A wave of bills targeting alumni preferences is building across state houses and in Congress. Has the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ban paved the way for their success?

A person walks at Baylor University campus in Waco, Texas.

Education Dept. Affirms Exemption for Baylor From Protecting Gay Students From Harassment

Biden administration says Baptist is exempt from addressing sexual harassment claims involving students LGBTQ+ students, if it can show conflict with its religious tenets.

West Virginia University's main campus in Morgantown

West Virginia’s Unprecedented Proposed Cuts Become Clear

The flagship university is recommending eliminating 9 percent of its majors, all the foreign language programs and 7 percent of full-time faculty members.

The Week in Admissions News

The University of California admits a record number of in-state students; when the minimum wage rises, community college enrollment falls; Asian students less likely to be admitted to highly selective colleges than white students with similar credentials.

Opinion

How to Bring the Past to Life

Writing history with lightning.