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September 24, 2020
Community colleges are seeing a bleak enrollment picture and undergraduate enrollments are down largely across the board, but not by as much as some had feared.
September 23, 2020
Colleges rely on guidance from a federal health agency that is operating, as one public health expert put it, "with two hands tied behind its back."
September 22, 2020
Higher education in the U.S. seems to be especially effective at mitigating tendencies toward authoritarianism, a new report suggests. The report from Georgetown University’s Center for Education and the Workforce finds that bachelor’s degree holders are significantly less inclined, and associate degree holders are somewhat less inclined, to express authoritarian preferences and attitudes compared to high school graduates.
September 18, 2020
As colleges try to tamp down partying by students, administrators consider options for promoting lower-risk -- not no-risk -- social opportunities and providing a semblance of a normal college experience.
September 18, 2020
The University of Georgia changed course on Thursday and said it would host an early voting site on campus after initially saying it could not host a voting site due to COVID-19-related concerns.
September 17, 2020
Eleven percent of women students and 4 percent of men enrolled in a Canadian postsecondary institution experienced a sexual assault “in a postsecondary setting” during the previous year, according to a 2019 survey by Statistics Canada that garnered almost 15,000 responses.
September 14, 2020
Colleges temporarily suspend in-person classes, San Francisco State lays off staff, colleges begin to announce spring plans, some students party on and a college suspends its wrestling program.
September 14, 2020
Some student activists at Skidmore College, in New York, are calling on the college to fire an art professor who briefly attended a pro-police rally in late July, the Albany Times-Union reported.
September 14, 2020
Duquesne University has placed an education professor on paid leave pending an investigation after short videos circulated on social media showing him using a racial slur in class, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
September 14, 2020
The University of Virginia announced Friday it would remove a statue that depicts subjection of Native American people and rename or remove several other campus landmarks or buildings named after slaveholders.


May 8, 2018
Four-fifths of the money approved by Education Department to help students from Puerto Rico went to those on the mainland. And critics say new pot of money has application process that will disadvantage island universities.
February 8, 2018
Senate budget agreement lifts spending caps in ways that could enable significant gains in spending on research and student aid. But no solution is provided for undocumented students.
October 30, 2017
Many victims’ rights and civil rights groups are reserving judgment on Trump’s pick to lead the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, but advocates for Palestinian rights say his appointment could chill campus speech critical of Israel.
May 26, 2017
Decision says the administration’s policy discriminates unconstitutionally on the basis of religion.
May 29, 2015
15 Chinese nationals face charges of an elaborate scheme in which those showing up for standardized admissions tests were not who they said they were -- or who their passports said they were.
November 21, 2014
President expands his temporary protected status for "Dreamers" and seeks to expand temporary work authorization program for international graduates of American universities. 
October 10, 2013
Laureate Education has quietly become an 800,000-student behemoth and a major player in global higher education. So what is the company, exactly?
July 30, 2009
Middlebury burns biomass, UNC Chapel Hill (re)claims a new water supply, and Michigan State relies on environmental stewards.
February 15, 2008
Former graduate student opened fire in a lecture hall before turning the gun on himself.
May 23, 2007
Congress seems poised to expand tuition tax breaks for students, but will colleges be taxed more to pay for them?


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