Colorado is one of the most educated states in the nation, ranking high in the percentage of adults who attended college and hold bachelor's degrees. But state funding for higher education isn't what it used to be -- according to the American Council on Education, state support shrank nearly 70 percent between 1980 and 2011. The same study says funding could dry up completely by 2019; so perhaps it's no coincidence that the revenue public colleges and universities here get from tuition has increased every year since 2007.
A pair of librarians ponder the meaning of the bathrooms in their midst.
Charles Murrayâs talk three weeks ago at Middlebury College resulted in violence and roiled higher ed. What does it say that the reaction hasnât reoccurred?
Prosecutors argued that the former Penn State chief might have spared some of Jerry Sanduskyâs sexual-abuse victims, but instead conspired to preserve the universityâs reputation.
The University of Wisconsin at Madison has endured several years of budget cuts and a stronger hand by the state government in its policies. Chancellor Rebecca Blank discusses winning back some funds, repairing dings to its reputation, and navigating the Trump administration. Â
In an extraordinary op-ed for the Houston Chronicle, the former Texas governor said a student-government election at his alma mater had "made a mockery of due process and transparency."
While Betsy DeVosâs department hasnât laid out specific policy goals on higher education, a pair of early moves â and charges of conflicts of interest â indicate a possible pattern.
Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, both high-ranking former administrators at Penn State, were confronted in court with the fact that Jerry Sandusky kept abusing boys after they decided not to report that the coach was seen showering with a child.
President Trump will give the keynote at Liberty Universityâs commencement this year, and Vice President Pence will speak at the University of Notre Dame. Students at both institutions have voiced opposition.
The university's president, Jerry Falwell Jr., has been a strong supporter of the U.S. president, to the dismay of some students.
Programs that teach English as a second language are seeing enrollments fluctuate because of immigrant studentsâ rising anxieties.
Although womenâs salaries have grown at a slightly higher rate than menâs, the latest figures show that academe still hasnât remedied a perpetual problem.
Testimony in a Pennsylvania courtroom, while familiar, was for the first time squarely aimed at the universityâs former chief.
The controversial sociologist has visits booked at Duke University, Columbia University, New York University, the University of Notre Dame, and Villanova University.
A professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has examined whether spoilers enhance or diminish readersâ or viewersâ enjoyment. Spoiler alert: The research is inconclusive.
Attempts to replicate high-profile scientific studies can be a valuable way to hold scholarly feet to the fire. But some scientists worry that those efforts could be exploited by skeptical lawmakers.
The main obstacle is not the 30-foot-tall wall that the president wants to build on the Mexican border. Itâs his plan to scale back a host of programs that help the universityâs impoverished enrollment.
Taylor Hansen left his new post just days after the Trump administration reversed a regulation that limited fees charged by student-loan-guarantee agencies.
The prosecution of Penn Stateâs former president, charged with covering up Jerry Sanduskyâs abuse, will scrutinize administrative decision-making and feed on a growing culture of accountability.
Under President Trump, the National Labor Relations Board could soon take a dimmer view of Ph.D. studentsâ bids to unionize. Some say colleges are using litigation as a stall tactic.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a champion of First Amendment rights, has gained new prominence as campus controversies spread. Yet FIRE has also found itself in the cross hairs of increasingly fraught debates.