Brigham Young University announced on Wednesday that it would spare students who report sexual assaults from facing punishment for violations of its honor code, such as drinking or extramarital sex, that may have happened near or at the time of the assault.
Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern University (MA), writes: Amid the wall-to-wall coverage of the U.S. presidential race, it was easy to miss the Obama administration's release this month of a slim, 48-page report titled "Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence." Yet the subject of the report -- and the changes it foreshadows -- may prove to be as consequential for our society, and our education system, as even the most high-stakes national election.
Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-SC) and Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO of UNCF, write: The legacy of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is one of significant courage and steadfast determination. HBCUs are among America's national treasures that must be preserved and protected for future generations.
The new president of New York University proclaimed an attention-grabbing goal after taking office this year: He wants to rein in price hikes at one of the most expensive schools in the country.
According to a USA Today Network analysis of state Department of Taxation and Finance data, which showed that $36.5 billion worth of property owned by private nonprofit educational organizations was exempt from paying property taxes in 2015. Another $10 billion worth of property, also tax-exempt, belongs to the state university system.
Wilson College students will continue paying the same amount for classes after the Wilson College Board of Trustees voted this past weekend to hold the line on tuition for traditional undergraduate students for the seventh year in a row.
Warren Wilson College President Steven Solnick announced he is leaving the school next year to take a job with a private day school in New York City.
For the first time in the school's 131-year history, Goucher College will not raise tuition rates for the 2017-2018 school year.
Can you support free speech while also making all students feel welcomed' Or is that an impossible balancing act'
Columnist Jennifer Rubin writes: Since they likely won't control the White House or the Senate, Republicans, rather than blindly obstructing any health-care and college reforms, might add to the debate. They could highlight the basic fallacy: You don't lower costs by having the government pay for it. You don't even lower the price.
Less than a month before Election Day, the Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump introduced some ideas for reforming higher education. But the measures, which include a new formula for income-based repayment of student loans, have surprised political and policy analysts for their substance and for their late timing, compared with Mr. Trump's political rivals.
Sticker price and net price continued to rise while borrowing by students and families declined in 2015-16, according to the latest reports on college costs from the College Board. The 2016 editions of Trends in College Pricing and Trends in Student Aid were released today. Below is a collection of news stories on the lastest reports.
Under Armour Inc. and its rivals have pledged more than $1 billion to secure outfitting deals with top college programs in recent years. Now those megadeals--some stretching as long as 15 years--are starting to pinch profits at the sportswear maker. Shares of Under Armour plunged Tuesday after the company walked back some of its aggressive growth projections.
Harvard and its dining workers reached a "tentative agreement" around 1:05 a.m. Tuesday morning--the closest the two parties have come to a contract settlement during months of tense negotiations.
Charles Kolb, former deputy assistant to the president for domestic policy (1990-1992), writes: While these approaches are understandable reactions to the current postsecondary-education crisis, they are also ill-advised, unaffordable, and unlikely to be enacted.
More than 50 national and state organizations signed a letter to the White House urging changes to the complaint system for student loan borrowers launched over the summer.
As the cost of attending college in the U.S. continues to rise, more American students are enrolling at British universities, which can be significantly cheaper than private colleges stateside.
A growing chorus of policy experts, economists and some college officials say the plan would deliver hundreds of billions of additional dollars to schools with no guarantee that they spend it wisely and keep costs in check.
Dennis Williams, president of the United Auto Workers, writes: As more studies show that tuition has risen across the board in all institutions, it's not just academic workers who have a stake in our higher education system. We all do.
There are other problems with the new regulations, as well, as explained in this post by Lauren Anderson and Ken Zeichner. Anderson is a professor and chair of the Education Department at Connecticut College. Zeichner is a professor of teacher education at the University of Washington at Seattle who has done extensive research on teaching and teacher education.