EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

Professor's anti-immigration comments on social media fuel a day of action on campus

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Minnesota philosophy professor writes that immigrants have low IQs and refugees are part of "religious-political cult." Reaction is intense.

Study suggests that college isn't the great equalizer many believe

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Study links family income growing up to postgraduation income -- even after controlling for many factors. Other researchers disagree.

French minister seeks to mend 'broken links' between academics and political leaders

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French minister seeks to rebuild ties between academics and politicians -- and sees new law on release of data as part of the solution.

Howard students protest Trump, DeVos

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As the White House and congressional Republicans plan overtures to black colleges, activists on one campus rally to bar the president from campus.

Yale removes Calhoun name from residential college, but name remains at other colleges

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After years of debate, Yale removes name of slavery defender from a residential college. But names and symbols associated with white supremacy remain visible on other campuses. Plus a chart of names that have not been changed.

Experts say Rehabilitation Act refresh sets new baseline for accessibility standards

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Disability rights experts say an update to the Rehabilitation Act creates new expectations for accessibility standards in higher education.

A roundup of campus fallout from the Trump immigration order

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Harvard medical students don't want fund-raiser at Mar-a-Lago. Old Dominion professor apologizes for email criticizing those who skip protests. Digital pedagogy group considers adding Canadian location for meeting. Wheaton of Massachusetts creates scholarship for refugees.

 

Houston Baptist University streamlines financial aid and admission process to build retention

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A private university in Texas is hoping to guide students through a more streamlined financial aid and admissions process in hopes of retaining them.

Backgrounder on the Trump campaign and policies for higher education

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As the 45th president is inaugurated, background on his campaign, his stated policies toward higher education and the deep concerns of many in academe.

Gates Foundation open-access policy goes into effect, joining others

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation becomes the most recent grant-making organization to require recipients to make findings publicly available, a further shift toward transparency in research funding.

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