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3 Questions for Kevin McClure on ‘The Caring University’

A conversation about the book Kevin is writing on the university as a workplace.

A photograph of striking University of Michigan graduate student workers, holding purple and white strike signs.

Days Before Classes Resume, Michigan Reaches Deal With Grad Student Union

Many graduate student instructors and staff assistants walked off the job March 29, ceasing their teaching and causing grading havoc in some departments. A proposed deal may prevent the strike’s resumption this fall.

Students in Penn State sweatshirts walk on the Penn State Shenango campus.

2-Year College May Move to Penn State Campus

Butler County Community College and Penn State Shenango are considering sharing a campus as the state wrestles with demographic shifts and declining enrollment.

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Toward a More Equitable Research Enterprise

Sharing the wealth in terms of federal research dollars would improve the quality of education for many students and increase U.S. competitiveness, Kim Wilcox writes.

An image of a computer screen bearing the words "Direct Admissions" with a ladder and a graduation cap perched atop the screen

Direct Admissions Boosts Applications, but Not Enrollment

Large-scale study finds that guaranteeing free, simplified admission increases college applications from minoritized, low-income and first-gen students, but cost still deters them from enrolling.

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Success Program Launch: Free College for In-Demand Workforce

Starting this fall, Colorado community and technical colleges will cover student tuition, fees and course materials costs for seven professional certifications or degrees.

A group of nursing students sits around a long conference table looking at the instructor

Academic Success Tip: Successful Onboarding of Graduate Students

Adelphi University’s College of Nursing and Public Health equips graduate students with resources, services and tools needed to succeed in a monthlong program at the beginning of their studies.

A Campus student in front of a laptop.

The Next Iteration of Community College?

A new national, for-profit community college seeks to bring a promising but costly educational model to scale online.