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Overseeing Sex-Assault Cases Is Now a Full-Time JobPremium Link

By Audrey Williams June

Many institutions have hired Title IX coordinators to handle the evolving expectations and legal obligations.


Elite Colleges Explore Alternative to Common App

By Eric Hoover

Frustrated with glitches in the popular admissions platform, a group of public and private institutions pursues a rival system as a backup.


Drive to Make Study Abroad Safer Could Stifle Colleges’ Overseas ProgramsPremium Link

By Karin Fischer

Federal Court Protects an Adjunct’s Complaints About Working Conditions

By Peter Schmidt

A Brief History of Academics Writing Seriously About Zombies

By Steve Kolowich

Grand Canyon U. Contemplates a Nonprofit Future

By Goldie Blumenstyk

How a Coalition Seeks to Bring Minority Students Into SciencePremium Link

By Vimal Patel

Academic Freedom


Scholar Behind U. of Illinois Boycotts Is a Longtime Activist

By Marc Parry

CUNY’s Corey Robin has provided a constant stream of online analysis, muckraking, and megaphone-ready incitement.


Commentary: After Illinois’s Administrative Fiasco, Questions Remain

By Robert Warrior

For instance, can a university claim to subscribe to principles of academic freedom and then ignore them?

Paying for College


Are Poor Families Really Paying Half of Their Income at Elite Colleges?

By Beckie Supiano and Soo Oh

The government publishes net prices students in different income bands pay. That should help prospective students—but colleges don't report their data the same way.


Comparing Colleges' Net Prices Is Tricky, in More Ways Than One

By Beckie Supiano

Now that the government provides data on what families at various income levels pay, it’s tempting to make comparisons. But you might be taking an apple for an orange.