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Athletics Advisers' Ethical Dilemma

By Jack Stripling

Under pressure to keep athletes eligible for competition, academic advisers struggle to help them just enough, but not too much.


Campus Counseling Centers Face a Question: Where Are All the Men?Premium Link

By Jared Misner

Men are reluctant to seek help with emotional problems, experts say. Some colleges are experimenting with ways to reach them outside the counseling center.


One Message at Meeting of Community-College Trustees: Pay Attention to Demographics

By Goldie Blumenstyk

Coming Soon for PLUS Loans: More Eligible Borrowers, New Data on Defaults

By Kelly Field
Wired Campus

Surprising Gadgets, Not Just Books, Are Ready for Checkout at College Libraries


NIH Allocates $31-Million to Tackle Racial Gaps in Training

By Paul Basken

For Colleges, Student-Privacy Law Can Be an Obligation and a ShieldPremium Link

By Eric Kelderman

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.