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The Utah state capitol building

Governing State Governing Boards

Utah revamped its Board of Higher Education to emphasize more centralized oversight. Some other states are doing the same, leading some observers to wonder if the decisions are being driven by politics or efficiency.

A man in a suit and tie speaks at a podium to a room of legislators

DEI Standoff Derails a State Budget

Wisconsin Republicans want to slash funding to the University of Wisconsin over DEI efforts, but Democrats are defiant. The stalemate has put the entire state budget on ice.

Instructor to Be Charged With Threats to Dean and Students

Richard Gregory Fine, an instructor at Fresno City College, has been detained after allegedly making threats to a dean and...
Students sit in the University of Houston–Downtown's wellness and success center

Success Program Launch: Success Center for a Commuter Campus

The University of Houston Downtown’s Gator Success Institute will join student support resources into one department and implement seven success initiatives—including degree maps, bilingual programming for parents and employee mentorships.

Mass. Governor Appoints Panel ‘to Promote Representation in Education’

Massachusetts governor Maura Healey, a Democrat, has appointed a panel to consider what the state should do if the Supreme...

U of Delaware the Latest to Settle COVID-19 Lawsuit

The University of Delaware will pay $6.3 million to settle a lawsuit filed by students over its campus shutdown during...
Cropped photo of a student writing "help" in chalk on a set of steps while sitting. Face is not visible.

Campus Crisis Care Awareness Needs a Boost

A third of students aren’t clear where to turn on campus should they or a friend experience a mental health crisis. Boosting awareness of urgent mental health care resources can involve faculty as messengers, direct student outreach and mobile apps.

Suit Threatened as Anthropologists’ Israel Boycott Vote Begins

Just as American Anthropological Association members have started voting on a resolution “ to boycott Israeli academic institutions,” a law...