The president-elect has called for rolling back many of the college-related regulations enacted under President Obama. State lawmakers may feel compelled to follow or reject the new administration’s lead.
A federal judge’s injunction has forced institutions to either postpone pay increases and adjustments to hourly employment status or proceed as planned — even though the changes may be moot.
Betsy DeVos, President-elect Trump’s pick to head the Education Department, has no track record in higher education. But that’s hardly unusual over the post’s short history.
A founder of the alt-right believes motherhood is more important for women than careers, wants to see European-American student groups at colleges, and would deport the undocumented.
President-elect Donald J. Trump has shown relatively little interest in academe, and his pick for education secretary has focused on charter schools. That leaves opportunities for some familiar players in Washington.
Donald Trump’s choice for education secretary has well-established views on elementary and secondary education, but virtually no track record on higher education. Friends and observers say her support for school choice may provide clues to her vision.
The first wave of borrowers in a program meant to steer students toward public-service jobs will see their debt wiped away next fall. But neither borrowers nor government officials have a good sense of what to expect.
Students at dozens of colleges are demanding that their institutions become "sanctuary campuses" in response to the election of Donald J. Trump. College officials are weighing their options.
The president-elect has alarmed researchers from abroad and, at times, rejected the scientific consensus on climate change and on vaccines. But he has also offered support for the federal role in funding research.
In 49 counties that are home to public flagship universities, only eight favored Donald J. Trump over Hillary Clinton, according to a Chronicle analysis of voting data.
Those who’ve spent their lives on campuses might shake their heads in disbelief at voters on the other side of the education divide. Yet how many academic types really know their neighbors?
Macomb County voted for Barack Obama in 2008. Despite the local community college’s model work-force-training programs, many residents feel the economy has passed them by. In 2016 the county went for Donald Trump — helping tip the election in his favor.
Hillary Clinton’s supporters, at her alma mater and elsewhere, began Tuesday evening ready to celebrate. As their watch parties closed down, the mood had turned to despair.
Several other electoral results could have implications for higher education. Here's a look at a few of them.
Donald Trump’s abrasive presidential campaign angered many people in academe. His upset win raises questions about higher education’s place amid a tide of anti-intellectualism.
Donald J. Trump won election as the 45th president of the United States in an astonishing upset of Hillary Clinton, a Democrat who had long led her Republican rival in the polls. Here is extended coverage of the unexpected result of their contest, and news and commentary about the coming Trump administration.
The Democratic nominee’s calls for free college and student-loan refinancing are natural winners on the left, which still has plenty of disagreement about her priorities.
Conservative politicians have had the agency in their cross hairs since the day it was founded, and for now, at least, Donald Trump is carrying the torch. Here are a few scenarios to contemplate.
The Republican candidate for president has raised a tiny fraction of the campaign donations from higher-ed employees that the previous two Republican nominees, Mitt Romney and John McCain, pulled in.