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Selective Admissions on Trial

The Supreme Court decision on affirmative action is yet another reminder that emulating Harvard is—and always has been—a fool’s errand, John R. Thelin and Richard W. Trollinger write.

Hawai‘i Community College Pays Ransom After Data Breach

In a rare move, a community college announced it has paid a ransom to hackers after data from roughly 28,000...
An enhanced photo of a paper by Priscilla K. Coleman, with "retracted" written in red and all caps across it.

Weighing Retracting an Abortion Critic’s Work, With Lawyers Involved

Frontiers in Psychology retracted a paper by Priscilla K. Coleman. The British Journal of Psychiatry declined to retract another, after which editorial board members resigned. It’s a fight over abortion research in the post-Roe era.

A student uses IUPUI's VR headset and joysticks to practice public speaking.

Program Launch: Virtual Reality Pilot Hones Students’ Public Speaking

A pilot program this year at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis uses virtual reality headsets to refine students’ speaking skills and presentation ability and to soothe communication anxiety.

Report Proposes Focusing Pell Grant on Living Costs, Not Tuition

The Pell Grant should be redesigned to cover a student’s living costs instead of an institution’s tuition and fees, a...

Women Assaulted by Larry Nassar Sue Michigan State Over Vote by Board

Women who were assaulted by former doctor Larry Nassar announced a new suit against Michigan State University on Thursday, over...
Washington senator Patty Murray, a Democrat, sits on the dais next to Maine senator Susan Collins, a Republican. The two lawmakers lead the Senate appropriations committee.

Senate Proposes $250 Pell Grant Increase

The Senate wants to give the Education Department more money; House Republicans would cut billions. Dueling budgets show the yawning gaps between the chambers.

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House Subcommittee Members Disagree Over Higher Ed’s Value

Republicans argue that college prices are too high for inadequate outcomes and that institutions are to blame. Democrats focus their ire on for-profit colleges.