This month the university released an "action plan" that seeks to promote inclusiveness within its traditionally white fraternities and sororities. But concerns remain about the possibility of lasting change.
Student researchers from Penn State arrived at the Republican National Convention expecting chaotic — and perhaps frightening — scenes of activism. Instead they got a lesson in the unpredictability of social-science fieldwork.
Academics in the two groups say they see it as their duty to point out historical precedents for a Trump presidency and to help the public make educated choices.
Jodi O. Kelly had been placed on administrative leave after a 22-day sit-in protest staged by students critical of the college's "Eurocentric" curriculum.
Cities that will host NCAA events or have expressed interest in doing so are being asked about local laws, regulations, or policies that might be biased.
The new regulations would close what's been called a loophole in which distance-education providers enroll students in states where the institutions are not located.
Jefferson Education, an incubator affiliated with the University of Virginia, has enlisted more than 100 educators, entrepreneurs, and experts to examine why neither companies nor their customers tend to rigorously evaluate their products.
A panel on harassment in academe, particularly in the sciences, explored why it’s difficult to punish professors for inappropriate behavior and what can be done about that. Here are three themes from the discussion.
Turkish scholars in the United States say the recent turmoil appears to have been part of a long dispute between former allies who shared an interest in making the country more Islamic.
Terri Coleman, an adjunct at Dillard University, says the apparent plagiarism by the wife of the Republican nominee will make it onto her syllabus.
Academics have been quick to condemn Melania Trump's speech on Monday night as a clear example of plagiarism. But a general audience might not be as clear on the definition.
The shooting of Samuel DuBose forced university leaders to ask basic questions about their private police force. The answers were not pretty.
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, who will take charge of the 113-campus system in December, says the colleges must become more "nimble" in responding to the state’s work-force needs.
A better model is one in which the administration is accountable to those — deans, faculty, staff, and students – who focus on making the university a place of research and education.
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