Critics of an agreement to rename the Virginia institution's law school after the late Supreme Court justice see the move as evidence that the university is being steered rightward by big donors like the Charles Koch Foundation.
In keeping John C. Calhoun’s name on a college, Yale University says it welcomes the chance to teach American history. Here’s how that has worked out on three other campuses.
Language apps, cultural lessons, and theater skills are enlisted in getting international grad students more comfortable in front of the classroom.
Many, but not all, medical researchers say the material is vital for investigating how the virus affects infants’ brains while still in the womb.
Stephen P. Welby, the new assistant secretary for research and engineering, says the Defense Department wants to build more relationships "with smart folks who are thinking about the future," including campus scientists.
A website called Library Genesis, apparently a sister site to the notorious Sci-Hub, has ripped off thousands of university-press titles.
An annual survey by the American Association of University Professors found positive signs in a gradually improving economy, while it lamented long-term trends in the academic work force.
New studies argue that much research on educational outcomes fails to fully account for students’ predispositions or the risks of too much of a good thing.
David Broockman and Joshua Kalla exposed major flaws in a celebrated piece of political-science research. Their new paper builds on that debunked project — but this time, they say, the data are real.
The controversy over sexual-harassment cases at Berkeley highlights the larger battle over faculty protections and the call for a swift conclusion of complaints.
Some observers have worried that states’ efforts to make colleges more efficient could box out less-advantaged students. New research suggests they may be right.
The jury sided with the surgeon, who argued that his use of the unapproved device in patients was allowed under federal rules.
For a long time, disciplinary content was king. Now just about everyone agrees that students should learn skills like critical thinking. What's trickier is how.
An unusual study of faculty compensation finds gaps based on union status, proximity to cities, and institutional size.
Untenured faculty members make substantially less than tenured or tenure-track faculty members across all fields, with the biggest gap — 60 percent — in science technologies.
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.