Though criticized as outdated, college majors still serve a vital function, a scholar argues.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.
In the movie ‘Goat,’ a fraternity puts pledges through gruesome and dangerous rituals.
With the fall term underway and an ongoing case over the death of a Penn State pledge in February, colleges are trying once again to figure out why hazing happens and what should be done to stop it.
How can we help the tens of thousands of college students who have been defrauded?
Students across the country have been defrauded by for-profit schools. Fine print in their enrollment contracts has stopped them from bringing their cases to court, but new rules could help.
Race-neutral affirmative action can help identify first-generation students like Blanca Diaz and LaQuintah Garrett.
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Race-conscious admissions policies are still the best way to achieve diversity on campus. Yet, some race-neutral methods could help colleges improve diversity – and stand up to legal scrutiny.
Eleven states now have some sort of law permitting guns on college campuses.
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More and more states are passing legislation requiring that students and faculty be permitted to carry concealed weapons on campus. But shouldn't universities have a choice when it comes to campus safety?
Could legal intimidation threaten race-conscious admissions in the U.S.?
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For colleges and universities that lack the multi-billion-dollar endowments of schools like Harvard, the mere threat of legal action may be enough to put an end to race-conscious admissions policies.
Three influential college presidents: Charles Eliot of Harvard (in office 1869-1909), Robert Maynard Hutchins of the University of Chicago (1929-45) and Drew Faust of Harvard (2007-18).
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A former president of Northeastern and scholar of higher education shares his perspectives on what has – and hasn't – changed in the role of the college president.