Even as it draws praise for shielding academic freedom, the skeptical stance taken by American University professors is also being denounced for potentially undermining students who are psychologically vulnerable.
A brief filed in the closely watched Fisher v. Texas case says universities are becoming "steadily less transparent" when faced with open-records requests. Many institutions beg to differ.
The announcement follows two incidents in which students said they had been subjected to racial slurs.
Barton Gellman says the university consulted the government before deleting video of his presentation, then backtracked.
Stress outside the lecture hall tends to result in lower grades for freshmen, along with a range of other negative experiences, according to survey results released on Thursday.
A landmark privacy-rights decision this week resulted from a Facebook representative's visit to a law-school classroom at Santa Clara University. A professor there describes what happened.
Eric T. Schneiderman, New York’s top law-enforcement officer, took an activist role in forcing the struggling Cooper Union to submit to state oversight. His office plans to steer other institutions away from trouble, too.