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5 Damning Findings From the Baylor Investigation

Virtually everything that could be wrong with a university's and an athletic department's treatment of sexual assault was wrong at Baylor.



What Colleges Can Do to Diversify Their Curricula  

Student protesters at Seattle University want fewer "dead white dudes" in their curriculum. Is that possible?


Independent Investigators Seek to Save Colleges From Themselves  

Whom do governing boards call when their college is under fire for mishandling a sexual assault? An outsider.

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Judge Orders Release of Trump U. Sales 'Playbooks' and Other Documents

Sales playbooks and other materials from Mr. Trump's defunct online real-estate program must be released by Thursday, the judge said.

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Spellings Says UNC System Won't Try to Enforce Controversial Bathroom Law

The University of North Carolina's president says she will not set "guidelines or regulations that require transgender students to use the restrooms consistent with their biological sex."

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New Monitor Is Chosen to Oversee Former Corinthian Campuses

The U.S. Department of Education fired the law firm that had previously overseen the Zenith Education Group's management of the campuses, after an investigation revealed conflicts of interest.



State Lawmakers Seek to Protect Campus Speech, With Mixed Success  

Arizona bars public colleges from confining protests to "speech zones," but other states’ legislatures resist taking stands on hot-button issues like microaggressions and trigger warnings.



Why Georgetown's Randy Bass Wants to 'Rebundle' College  

Believe it or not, he says, traditional institutions have a long history of innovation. His university's project on the future of higher education intends to continue that trend.



A ‘Devastating Account’ of Diversity at Yale  

Ambitious plans and a repeated failure to execute them characterize the university’s record of confronting race, a faculty panel concludes.


Leadership & Governance

Video: A Longtime Force in Higher Education Reflects on the Changing Landscape

David Longanecker, set to retire as president of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, says colleges must become more “friendly” to low-income and first-generation students.



At the End of a Watershed Year, Can Student Activists Sustain Momentum?  

The protesters who made race on campus a nationwide issue certainly intend to keep up the pressure. They’re recruiting a new generation of leaders, placing students on campus committees, and boning up on administrative bureaucracy.



Everyone’s Waiting for Trump’s Higher-Education Platform. In the Meantime, Here are Some Clues.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee hasn’t released a plan, but he has commented on student loans, international students, and more.


Leadership & Governance

Discussing Past Suicide Attempts, Cincinnati President Aims to Lessen Stigma

Santa J. Ono explains his decision to openly discuss his past battles with mental illness, including two separate occasions in which he sought to take his own life.

Lingua Franca

Selfies With Sunnies

No more "shades." If you want to keep cool this summer, you'll have to wear "sunnies," says Allan Metcalf.


True Reason Campus Group Wouldn’t Co-Sponsor Conference on Rape

It's not accurate that the Center for Women's and Gender Studies declined to participate "because of a disagreement over how the speakers and topics would be selected."


Real Threat to Research Access Is Stagnation of Public Funding

It is essential that all involved hone the message that research, together with our community's activities to communicate the best research through peer-reviewed publications, pays off on any measure of return on initial investment.



The Vitae Bookshelf: Kelly J. Baker

Five books theorizing on monsters, horror, and culture.



Say Nothing or Say No?

Are women judged more harshly for saying no than their male colleagues?