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.
Educafro, a Brazilian black activist movement, protested in 2012 to demand more affirmative action programs for higher education.
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'Positive discrimination' policies around the world are on the rise. What might other countries teach the U.S. about attaining racial, economic and gender equality in higher education?
Though challenges like dyslexia can make learning difficult, these disabilities shouldn’t define who you are – or what you can do.
The story of a six-year-old boy with dyslexia who, with support from friends and teachers, became a successful professor. Now he teaches teachers how to help children like him.
Plato, Confucius and Aristotle. Ancient Greek philosophy is widely taught in American universities, but classes in Chinese philosophy are few and far between.
It's more important than ever that the U.S. understand China. So why don't our universities teach Chinese thought?
Drew Faust receives a hug from University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann during ceremonies installing her as the 28th president of Harvard University in 2007.
Most university presidents in the US are still white, male and over the age of 60. But as they retire, is there an opportunity to reshape college leadership and, with it, higher education itself?
Puerto Ricans in favor of independence protest after a referendum was held on the island’s status.
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Some Puerto Ricans voted, but most stayed home amid a looming financial debt crisis and political protests. Will this vote matter?
Protestors at the University of California, Berkeley campus oppose the appearance of Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos.
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UC Berkeley had a duty to protect the free speech of right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and those protesting his appearance. But what are the limits of free speech when it comes to campus safety?
Academics join public protests around the world against Donald Trump’s immigration ban.
Academics worldwide are calling for the US president to reconsider the executive order on immigration, which many say is damaging to research collaboration.
How can students think critically about information in today’s age?
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Since the 19th century academic librarians have helped students navigate the complex world of information. In today's unpredictable information environment, how might they rethink their role?
What does it cost to be a veterinarian?
Students aspiring to veterinary education are investing in the hope that it will return value. The reality, however, is different.
What does the Nobel mean for America?
Immigrants have contributed to America's great success at the Nobel. Of the 350 Nobel winners from the United States, more than 100 have been immigrants.
What are some alternatives to the ATAR?
In determining a replacement for the ATAR, it will be essential to consider the impacts of any such change on the school and vocational education systems.
Are public universities limiting opportunities for in-state students?
Underfunding has created incentives for colleges and universities to enroll nonresidents. But those that take a high number of poor students are on the verge of closure.
Growing numbers of US students are going abroad to study.
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In recent years, a large market in higher education has emerged. From 2.1 million students studying abroad in 2001, the number has gone up to roughly 4.5 million. How is the US faring?
Harvard helped kickstart the movement of ‘general education’ in the 1940s.
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How Europe has shunned the idea of a 'general education'.
Coming to a community college near you. Obama launched his tuition-free promise in Tennessee.
Demonstrating again he is no lame-duck president, Barack Obama has proposed a new higher education initiative celebrated on social media as #FreeCommunityCollege. Obama’s plan to provide free community…
Through its higher education system, the US student population is slowly shedding an unfortunate image it may have once had of being rather parochial. The US continues to be the destination of choice for…
In third place, Oxford University is the top UK institution in the World University Rankings 2014-15.
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From the “best beaches” to the “best slice of pizza” to the best hospital to have cardiac surgery in, we are inundated with a seemingly never-ending series of reports ranking everything that can be ranked…
And the loan can be too.
A number of high-profile cases have put for-profit higher education in the US under the spotlight in recent months. In July, Corinithian Colleges, one of the largest for-profit providers in the country…