Chronicle of Higher Education
Updated: 5 hours 19 min ago
As colleges tailor residences to the needs of first-year students, architects find that what works best isnât what students say they want.
The police are searching for Wyndham Lathem, an associate professor at the university, and Andrew Warren, an employee of the University of Oxford. Both are accused in the murder of a 26-year-old man.
The debate over race-conscious admissions is back in the headlines. Some experts say itâs time to examine other preferences, too â including those for the children of alumni.
A program at some Memphis high schools rewards students who are offered more than $1 million in college scholarships. A former âmillion-dollar scholarâ says participating ended up hurting her.
Under Trump, the Education Departmentâs civil-rights office is cutting through the backlog of cases more quickly, more quietly, and more often through "administrative closure."
Ithaka is a nonprofit organization focused on technology and academic transformation. We asked Kevin M. Guthrie, its president, and Catharine Bond Hill, managing director of its Ithaka S+R consulting arm, which trends show the most promise and which are most overhyped.
The notion that race-conscious admissions are systematically biased against some applicants has been a rallying cry of critics for decades. The data paint a different picture.
Any federal challenge to colleges that consider applicantsâ race will bump up against the Supreme Courtâs repeated blessings of such policies.
The answers havenât really changed in light of reports about the Justice Departmentâs apparent interest in potential racial bias in admissions, experts say. But itâs a good time for a refresher.
The university faced withering criticism for withdrawing offers to some 500 prospective students after acknowledging that it had exceeded its anticipated enrollment by 850.
Authorsâ blown deadlines may extend across decades. Thatâs not what editors want, but in many cases theyâre content to wait.
The professor, Christian Ott, had been placed on leave and banned from the campus in connection with a university investigation. He will officially depart by the end of the calendar year.
In June, the top civil-rights official at the Education Department told a meeting of college lawyers that she didnât âforesee there being any new regulation or policy on the topic of racial preferencesâ in admissions.