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Maine chancellor Dannel Malloy, a white man with glasses and dark hair.

October 12, 2022
The University of Maine at Augusta is relaunching a presidential search after the last one failed because system leaders withheld information about the candidate they selected.
A marked-up document showing students' annotations in the right-hand margin.

October 12, 2022
Students who use collaborative annotation tools learn and build community, according to a new study. Many faculty members are enthusiastic proponents of the tools, even while acknowledging their limitations.

October 12, 2022
City Colleges of Chicago is offering a new degree in applied cannabis studies. Cornell University is starting a major in Jewish studies.
Student protesters chant inside a conference room. One holds a sign that says "Keep the State Out of Our Swamp."

October 11, 2022
Senator Ben Sasse, tapped to be the next president of the University of Florida, traveled to the campus to build trust and assuage concerns. The visit ended with protests and a forum cut short.
Illustration of a Black woman climbing a staircase.

October 11, 2022
In split vote, Brown’s faculty votes to limit promotion and tenure committee membership to just full professors. Some critics argue against such a move, citing potential for more bias and less accountability in tenure decisions.
Ernest Ezeugo, a dark-skinned man with a beard; Will Doyle, a white man with a beard and glasses; and Clare McCann, a white woman with brown hair and glasses.

October 11, 2022
Governments lean heavily on postcollege earnings to assess program quality. Should they broaden the measures they use and apply scrutiny to all institutions?

October 11, 2022
Many students preparing for job interviews and internships can now turn to campus “career closets” for free professional clothing—much of it donated by newly remote workers.

October 11, 2022
Duquesne University has started a campaign to raise $333 million. Thus far, the campaign has raised $235 million. Emory and Henry College has started a campaign to raise $25 million to promote student success and regional prosperity. The campaign has raised $5 million so far.
A vertical stack of wooden blocks spelling out "FAFSA," next to a white porcelain piggy bank.

October 10, 2022
Exactly where FAFSA simplification stands is unknown, and concrete guidance for colleges and universities has been scant.
Two white men sit at a table signing papers; a white man in a priest's garb is behind them. An American flag is to the left.

October 10, 2022
Plans are underway for a new, independent Catholic medical school on the campus of Benedictine College that will strictly adhere to Catholic principles on abortion and end-of-life issues.
Students hold signs while protesting at New Student Convocation at Marquette

October 10, 2022
Student protesters shut down Marquette’s convocation in August. They knew there’d be consequences—but many believe the university took the penalties too far.

October 10, 2022
Chattanooga State Community College Rebecca Aslinger, social and behavioral sciences Linda Coslett, social and behavioral sciences Kathryn Davidson, nursing and allied health Jennifer DiSanto, math and sciences Paul Morley, engineering and information technologies Terry Newman, engineering and information technologies Hersh Patel, math and sciences Monika Prestwood, nursing and allied health Noman Saied, engineering and information technologies
A bird's-eye view of Oberlin College's campus.

October 7, 2022
Professors say the changes violate a foundational college rule and stand to change Oberlin forever—not for the better.

October 7, 2022
Five years after a groundbreaking labor board ruling allowed RAs at private institutions to unionize, some are finally succeeding. But for now, the ball may still be in colleges’ court.
Autumn leaves at Michigan State University.

October 7, 2022
A Title IX compliance review casts new light on the effort to push out Michigan State’s president. But another battle—over allegations of an overstepping board—is also underway.
The Times Higher Education logo, with a red T, a purple H and a blue E.

October 7, 2022
Experts predict that the new government will embolden fascist and sexist university lecturers—but also that it will respect academic freedom.

October 7, 2022
Starting Out Amarillo College is launching a $45 million campaign, the first comprehensive campaign ever at the college. The college raised $31.5 million in the quiet phase of the campaign. Finishing Up Daemen University has finished its first comprehensive campaign by raising $26.5 million. The original goal was $22 million.
Close-up of a person's hand touching an e-ink digital screen.

October 6, 2022
After scrambling fall courses by withdrawing more than 1,380 ebooks, Wiley now says it will restore access to the course materials. Its short-term solution leaves many librarians unsatisfied.
President Joe Biden, an older man with white hair wearing a suit and tie, gestures with his hands while giving a speech.

October 6, 2022
The Biden administration is contending with four lawsuits while preparing for the rollout of its ambitious debt-relief program.
Photos of Tyler Perry, Lana Del Rey, and Taylor Swift, a Black man and two white women, respectively.

October 6, 2022
Professors are teaching their Gen Z students literary analysis and critical thinking through courses on celebrities like Harry Styles and Taylor Swift. The music’s good, too.

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