The College That Mortgaged Everything
When Timothy Pinnow arrived at Finlandia University as its new president last summer, he wasn’t naïve about its financial situation.…Read More »
How Colleges Spent Extra Covid-Relief Money on Their Students
During the height of the pandemic, many students struggled to navigate barriers — like emotional stress, health concerns, and financial…Read More »
A State Changed Its Dual-Enrollment Rules. It Sparked a Fight Over Religious Freedom.
Why are two colleges suing their state over a change to its dual-enrollment program? The fight mostly boils down to…Read More »
A CUNY Law Graduate Criticized Israel at Commencement. Trustees Called Her Words ‘Hate Speech.’
Fatima Mohammed’s speech at the City University of New York School of Law’s commencement ceremony on May 12 began with…Read More »
Why Are Trump and DeSantis Talking About Accreditation?
Republican politicians have found a new target in their efforts to reshape higher education: accrediting agencies. Announcing his presidential bid…Read More »
These Were Higher Ed’s Biggest Financial Losses From the Pandemic
The pandemic’s damage to colleges’ revenue streams was sizable and quantifiable: nearly $13 billion in 2021, according to annual reports…Read More »
University President Condemns Students’ Commencement Protest
The president of Boston University on Wednesday published a forceful statement chastising students for heckling the commencement speaker at their…Read More »
Are Diversity Statements Illegal?
As a growing number of colleges around the country have stopped using diversity statements, a lawsuit filed against the University…Read More »
Most New Presidents at Top Research Universities Are Now Women
The last 20 months have seen a rise in the number of women leading the nation’s premier research universities, a…Read More »
Paranoia Struck the U. of Alabama Over a Greek-Life Film. Here’s What’s Actually in It.
The much-hyped Bama Rush documentary begins predictably, with a montage of glitzy TikTok videos, taken in August 2021. That summer,…Read More »