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.
Jacqueline Stevens has been asked to undergo an evaluation of her "fitness for duty" before returning to her position in political science. She says she's being punished for her outspokenness; a colleague says her presence makes him feel unsafe.
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The Democratic nominee’s proposal might sound great, but it could close many colleges, pressure some flagships, and disappoint students.
Christine Ortiz, a dean of graduate education, envisions a new kind of college, built from scratch for today’s needs and with today’s technology.
When the College of Charleston told Robert T. Dillon that a quote from 1896 wouldn’t cut it as a statement of his course’s learning outcomes, no one was prepared for the mess that ensued.
In a time of protest and recrimination, balancing the goals of students and an institution can be perilous. The University of Missouri found that out when a student-life administrator turned up in a viral video.
William Klug helped a struggling doctoral student when others saw little in the man’s work that was worth salvaging. Mr. Klug’s killing by that student left those who knew the professor baffled.
Michigan State University is rethinking how it communicates with students, especially those who are freshmen or the first in their families to go to college. Sending hundreds of emails isn’t the best way — but what is?