Pressure is on STEM award recipients to boost under-represented groups in their university departments—and that sometimes means lowering standards to reach their goals. On City Journal.
The growth of administrators may be a predictable result of faculty focusing more on research and teaching, and less on grunt work. On Education Dive.
A public-private partnership at North Carolina Central University has some worried that a UNC board member has exerted improper influence in the decision-making process. On the News & Observer.
Universities now cannot establish "free speech zones" and must protect student expression while on campus. On Campus Reform.
A student at the University of Southern California filed a complaint that argues exclusive programs for women amount to sex discrimination against men. On Inside Higher Ed.
Students and professors at the University of Mobile enjoy Fridays off, arguing it gives them time to go outside work or engage their community. On Inside Higher Ed.
The influence of Confucius Institutes on American college campuses gives too much power to the communist government and pressures academics to self-censor. On the National Association of Scholars.
When universities focus on student needs and financial reality, they can adjust to the reason why students attend college in the first place: to get a good job. On See Thru Edu.
A new case from the University of Cincinnati may be the result of a male student filing a complaint because he feared the female student would do the same—and had done so before. On the Federalist.
Margaret Spellings argues that big gains are to be had from modernization how UNC collects data. On News & Observer.