A Faculty Committee Recommended Censure, but She Ended Up Suspended Without PayNew questions surround the harsh penalty meted out to a noted UCLA ecologist.
College Budget Woes
Colleges Fear Cost of Doing Business Will Become Much CostlierInflation, enrollment woes, and increasing intolerance of tuition increases has made this budget season especially difficult.
‘Sadly, It’s a Club’: What Michigan State Leaders Learned Responding to a Mass ShootingAfter a shooting spree last week killed three students, officials wrestled with how to make the campus feel safe, when to resume operations, and how to handle the media. Here’s what they told us.
Campus Free Speech
By Announcing an Investigation, Did Tulane Censor Her?After a student published an article defending Kanye West, Tulane denounced it and opened a review of her conduct. Some free-speech experts say the university may have violated her rights by implying that her speech may not be protected.
Work Stoppages Increased Last Year. Higher Ed Played a Key Role.More than 60 percent of all workers who went on strike in 2022 were part of the educational-services industry.
The Curriculum Wars
How a Center for Civic Education Became a Political ProvocationBehind the scenes of a controversial effort to combat “uniformity” at the University of Florida.
New Federal Guidance
Education Dept. Shocks Ed-Tech Experts and Colleges With Expansion of OversightNew guidance sweeps vendors that handle student recruitment, software, and other needs under the “third-party servicer” umbrella.
Politics and Knowledge
Slamming the Door on ScholarshipWar and politics could make on-the-ground study of China and Russia difficult, if not impossible.
9 Liberal-Arts Majors Are on the Chopping Block at Marymount U.English, history, and mathematics are among the planned cuts as the Virginia university targets low-enrollment programs. Some faculty, students, and alumni are protesting.
A Rocky Stock Market Sent the Value of College Endowments Tumbling Last YearThe average one-year return for endowments in the 2022 fiscal year was -8 percent, down from a 30.6-percent return the year before.
After a Tragedy, Michigan State Will Resume In-Person Classes. Some Students Say They Aren’t Ready.The university paused instruction this week but said on Thursday that classes would restart in person on Monday. Some students said they’d prefer to have a remote option for now.
UNC’s Board Comes Under Scrutiny After Surprise Plan for ‘Civic Life’ SchoolFaculty members accused trustees of overreaching, and the accreditor says it will send a letter of inquiry.