A University Draws Fire for Its Communications to Students About Suicidal Thoughts

Northern Michigan University has stopped warning students that they could be punished if they discuss fears of self-harm with peers. Free-speech advocates say the university hasn’t gone far enough.

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How 3 Words Roiled an Education Conference

NACAC’s departing president says he didn’t understand why the phrase “all lives matter” might cause offense.

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Community College Disciplined Instructor After Student Handed Out Pro-Union Pens

The college said the instructor had pressured the student to distribute pens bearing the faculty union's label. The faculty member denies the allegation.



2008: Hard Times on Many Campuses

The Great Recession forced hundreds of colleges to scramble for cash to pay their bills.



What I'm Reading: "Laudato Si’"

The pope’s encyclical on the environment reinforces the need for liberally educated citizens, a university president says.



UCLA’s New Medical Dean Works on Equity Issues

Kelsey Martin, who became interested in medicine while in the Peace Corps, says she wants to foster open discussion and fair treatment.



What You Need to Know About the Past Seven Days

A community college in Tulsa, Okla., mourns a would-be student. DeVry Education Group pledges to trim its reliance on federal aid, and MOOCs take the form of "micro-masters" programs.



Obama’s Legacy: An Unlikely Hawk on Higher Ed

Behind the "Professor President," advisers executed an accountability agenda driven by economic worry and national skepticism about the value of college.

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U. of North Dakota’s President Denounces Racist Snapchat Posts

Mark R. Kennedy said he was "appalled" by the images, and pledged to improve diversity education at the university.

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U. of Mississippi Students Stage Sit-In Over Racist Social-Media Post

The protesters said the university's response to the online provocation had been inadequate.



At Tennessee, Women’s Fears Go Beyond Campus Sex Assault

The flagship university warns students about a higher incidence at the start of the semester, but they’re already preoccupied with other dangers.



Election Casts Spotlight on an Unusual For-Profit With Global Ambitions

In the news lately over its ties to the Clinton family, Laureate Education seems to be reaping the benefits of a substantially different business model.



Sports Programs Draw Up a New Playbook for Student Activism

Few college athletes have emulated Colin Kaepernick’s national-anthem demonstrations. Athletic directors say it’s because they’re doing a better job of listening to players.

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Education Dept. Revokes Recognition of Embattled Accreditor of For-Profit Colleges

The decision was not unexpected and does not represent the end of the road for the accreditor, which plans to appeal the ruling to the secretary of education.

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U. of Kansas Chancellor Will Step Down Next Year

Bernadette Gray-Little said it was the right time to leave as the university is wrapping up several initiatives.

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SUNY Polytechnic President, Charged With Felony Bid-Rigging, Is Suspended Without Pay

Alain Kaloyeros and a SUNY Polytechnic board member are accused of manipulating the competitive-bidding process for state economic-development projects.

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15 Academics Are Among 23 Winners of 2016 MacArthur Fellowships

Fellows are chosen for their creativity, history of accomplishment, and potential to produce more creative work.

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Justice Dept. and Wheaton College (Mass.) Settle Sex-Assault Case

The college, which was found to have fallen short of Title IX's requirements, agreed to a series of steps to do better.

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U. of Tennessee Investigates Professor for 'Run Them Down' Tweet on Charlotte Protesters

Glenn Reynolds, a law professor on the Knoxville campus and a well-known blogger, reported that Twitter had suspended his account until he deleted the tweet.

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Governor Can't Unilaterally Cut Colleges' Budgets, Kentucky Justices Rule

In March, Matt Bevin, a Republican, ordered that public universities' budgets be cut. The state's Supreme Court has ruled he overstepped his authority.

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HBCU Students Trust the Media Less Than Other College Students, Survey Finds

A majority of students at historically black colleges say they believe student protesters should be able to prevent reporters from covering demonstrations on their campuses.