Just as the printing press made books more affordable, technology could do the same thing for college textbooks today.
An English and economics professor explain why America's college textbook industry might undergo radical change that makes books more affordable, similar to what happened in medieval times.
Brains vs. brawn: Does big-time college sports value black student-athletes?
Although University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair died from heatstroke during practice, his death also resulted from a culture that exploits black players, says a professor who studies race and sports.
Racial minorities face profiling on campus.
An incident in which a Smith College employee called police on a black student who 'seemed out of place' is just the latest in a string of cases of racial 'profiling by proxy,' three scholars argue.
A new ‘debt-free’ college plan has little chance of success.
A closer look at House Democrats new 'debt-free' college plan reveals that the plan fails to live up to its name, two higher education finance scholars argue.
A crowd gathers around speakers during a rally for free speech near the University of California, Berkeley campus.
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On the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Charlottesville, we asked the presidents of Bowdoin, Elon and the University of Washington whether free speech should be treated differently on campus.
College campuses can be unwelcoming environments for racial minorities.
A longstanding view of minorities as outsiders contributes to negative encounters with campus police. A researcher argues how greater empathy can lessen the urge to call the police in the first place.
Though criticized as outdated, college majors still serve a vital function, a scholar argues.
Though some have suggested that college majors should be scrapped, a higher education scholar warns that getting rid of college majors may create more problems than it solves.
Police school lecture series, 1935.
Courtesy of Berkley, Ca. Police Department – Historical Unit
The demise of the first academic department dedicated to policing at the University of California has left unanswered questions about the best way to educate cops.
Sexual assault and harassment are prevalent at U.S. colleges and universities.
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Colleges and universities can rid their campuses of sexual assault and sexual harassment if they do a few key things, a group of researchers argue.
In the Final Four of College Chess, most of the players come from abroad.
The Final Four of College Chess may not generate as much buzz as college basketball's Final Four, but proponents says its competitors represent top talent with highly coveted critical thinking skills.
A new $5 million federal program will bring free digital textbooks to students.
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While a new $5 million program could help college students save money on textbooks each year, a more permanent solution is needed to the problem of pricey textbooks that students often don't buy.
College move-in day at New York University in August 2017.
Duke University recently decided to assign random roommates for incoming students. Is this silly social engineering or smart policy?
Purdue Global is the name of a new online education venture that involves Purdue and Kaplan universities.
A deal that allows Kaplan University to shed its for-profit status and join Purdue University may represent a new way for troubled for-profit colleges to survive.
The number of colleges and universities with test-optional admissions policies recently topped 1,000 – a milestone that one expert says is a welcome trend.
The number of colleges that have test-optional admissions policies has now surpassed 1,000. An admissions specialist explains why that milestone is a welcome one.
A professor teaches an online class with students from around the world.
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Artificial intelligence and automation are bringing changes to higher education that will challenge, and may even threaten, traditional universities.
Financial aid would be doled out differently under the proposed PROSPER Act.
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The proposed PROSPER Act would change the way student financial aid is doled out and how student loans are paid back.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell celebrates the passage of the tax bill.
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The tax bill that just cleared the Senate contains sweeping changes to nearly every facet of American life.
Graduate students and others rally against the proposed GOP tax reform bill.
Universities play a vital role in promoting economic growth, something the writers of the Republican tax plan have apparently forgotten.
Harvard, located along the Charles River in Cambridge, boasts the largest endowment at $37.6 billion.
Colleges and universities boast US$547 billion in endowment assets, yet only a handful of elite schools would be taxed under the proposal.
Students at Berkeley campus.
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Post-World War II California built an unrivalled system of higher education combining access, affordability and choice. Then a contraction of the vision came in the 1980s.