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When Administrators Return to the Faculty

In Stepping Away, Lisa Jasinski considers their role—and suggests they should take a serious pay cut.

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Dissolving a DEI Office to Save DEI

The University of Arkansas is reallocating all DEI staff and resources to other campus offices. Is it a capitulation to right-wing demands or a savvy defense tactic?

Idaho Legislators Question Plan to Purchase U of Phoenix

Legislators in Idaho are questioning a plan by the University of Idaho to create a nonprofit organization to manage the...
An abstract geometric illustration depicting the concept of "tranformation": five linked circles, in a row, transform from pink, to shades of orange and pink, to orange.

The Everyday Work of Transformation

Simple, scalable frameworks can help students understand the why of what they’re learning, Cathy N. Davidson and Rachel Stephenson write.

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MIT Exonerates Professor—After 3.5-Year Wait

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology received research misconduct allegations against Ram Sasisekharan in 2019. It didn’t clear his name until this spring.

DeSantis Cuts Higher Ed Funding; New College Gets a Boost

Florida governor Ron DeSantis will cut $120 million of higher education funding from the state budget—nearly a quarter of the...
Centenary University psychology professor Tal Ben-Shahar, a light-skinned man with short hair wearing glasses, stands in front of shelves of books.

As Student Mental Health Worsens, Colleges Embrace Happiness Courses

Centenary University’s new master’s degree program in happiness studies emerges as courses related to well-being proliferate on college campuses.

Seattle Pacific Announces 40% Cut in Budget for Academic Programs

Seattle Pacific University has announced plans to cut its academic budget by 40 percent in the next year, The Seattle...