Find out first about major developments. Delivered whenever the most significant news warrants.
Jan. 13, 2023
Breaking News Extra: The Academic-Freedom Controversy That Won’t DieIn a joint interview, Hamline University officials defended the nonrenewal of an adjunct’s contract after she showed images of Muhammad in class.
Jan. 3, 2023
Breaking News Extra: A Florida University Is Quickly Assembling a List of Courses on Diversity. Why? DeSantis Asked.The move is likely to heighten fears among advocates of academic freedom in the state who worry that the governor is bent on curtailing professors’ speech in the classroom.
Dec. 16, 2022
Breaking News Extra: University of California Reaches Tentative Contract Deal with Striking Academic WorkersThe agreement, if ratified, could bring an end to a monthlong work stoppage that has paralyzed the 10-campus system.
Oct. 13, 2022
Breaking News Extra: Michigan State President Resigns Abruptly Amid Conflict With BoardSamuel L. Stanley Jr., who had led the university since 2019, is the third consecutive president to quit since 2018.
Aug. 24, 2022
Breaking News Extra: Biden Announces Plan to Cancel Debt for Millions of BorrowersThe plan would cancel $10,000 of federal student-loan debt for those earning less than $125,000 a year and $20,000 for those who also got Pell Grants.
June 23, 2022
Breaking News Extra: Biden Unveils Proposed Title IX RuleThe gender-equity regulations would once again upend how colleges handle sexual-misconduct complaints.
Feb. 17, 2022
Breaking News Extra: Cal State Chancellor Quits Over Allegations He Mishandled Harassment ComplaintsThe stunning development capped a daylong meeting of the university system’s Board of Trustees.
Feb. 9, 2022
Harvard Professors Want to Retract Letter They Signed to Support a ColleagueThe prominent scholars initially questioned the university’s treatment of a professor who was sanctioned. Most now say they wish to retract it.
Jan. 24, 2022
Supreme Court Will Hear Admissions Cases, Suggesting Conservatives May Target Affirmative ActionHarvard and North Carolina have so far prevailed in the face of challenges to their admissions policy by Students for Fair Admissions. But the court’s conservative majority may think differently.
Jan. 15, 2022
U. of Michigan Ousts Its President for ‘Alleged Sexual Affair’ With SubordinateMark Schlissel, whose contract was renewed in September, was fired for cause on Saturday.