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This Week in Higher Ed 12/14

December 14, 2018 by Erik Gross |

Temple University Decides Not to Discipline Professor Marc Lamont Hill

In a talk before the United Nations, Marc Lamont Hill, professor of media studies at Temple University, spoke in favor… Continue Reading >>

This Week in Higher Ed 12/7

December 7, 2018 by Erik Gross |

Trustees Shirk Commitment to Academic Freedom

In an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Keith Whittington, professor of politics at Princeton University, discusses how… Continue Reading >>

This Week in Higher Ed 11/30

November 30, 2018 by Erik Gross |

University of Maryland—College Park Still Under Review By Accreditor

The University of Maryland’s (UMD) accreditation is under review following last month’s turmoil. The… Continue Reading >>

This Week in Higher Ed 11/16

November 16, 2018 by Erik Gross |

International Student Enrollment Declines for Second Consecutive Year

A new report by the Institute of International Education found that U.S. enrollment of international students has declined… Continue Reading >>

This Week in Higher Ed 11/9

November 9, 2018 by Erik Gross |

Iowa Wesleyan University Announces Potential Closure

Iowa Wesleyan University, founded in 1842, recently announced that this may be its last semester of operation, citing… Continue Reading >>

This Week in Higher Ed 11/2

November 2, 2018 by Erik Gross |

Repercussions Continue for the University of Maryland–College Park

Since the tragic death of Jordan McNair, an offensive tackle for the University of Maryland–College… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: From Disinvitation to Grade Inflation

October 7, 2014 by ACTA|

Political pundit George Will was “disinvited” from a planned speech at Scripps College, part of a series which aimed to expose students to… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Political but Not Correct

October 6, 2014 by ACTA|

ACTA's President, Anne Neal, spoke at the City Club of Cleveland last week on political correctness and academic freedom.

A lawsuit directed… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Filling the Gap

October 3, 2014 by ACTA|

LinkedIn gets into the college ranking business.

Tutors are filling the gap left by professors… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Moral Hazard

October 2, 2014 by ACTA|

Don't miss the latest in higher ed news & views!

Have academics made it harder to teach critical thinking?

LinkedIn… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Going to Court

October 1, 2014 by ACTA|

ACTA has filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court calling on SCOTUS to reaffirm the private non-delegation doctrine and detailing the dubious constitutionality… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Reminder

September 30, 2014 by ACTA|

Here's your daily reminder that the world of higher ed is changing...and rapidly.

Another reason the top-ranked… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Wise Words

September 29, 2014 by ACTA|

Wise words about the purpose of education in a democracy and the need for civic literacy.

What’s… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Where Did Education Go?

September 26, 2014 by ACTA|

Inflation in higher ed has doubled since last year.

Steven Pinker and William Deresiewicz don't agree on much, but both point to the… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Majoring in Leisure

September 25, 2014 by ACTA|

What does it say that there is now little discernible difference between a resort and a college?

Online-education provider Continue Reading >>

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