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Supreme Court Upholds Bans on Racial Preferences in College Admissions

By Peter Schmidt

Voter-approved prohibitions on race-conscious admissions pass constitutional muster, the court said.


Shakespeare’s Dictionary? Skepticism Abounds.

By Jennifer Howard

Many scholars doubt two booksellers’ claim that their copy of a 1580 volume has annotations in the Bard’s own hand.

Data Points

How Has Mich.'s Ban on Affirmative Action Affected Minority Enrollment?


As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools

By Marc Parry

Colleges Ask Court for Deference on Unpaid InternshipsPremium Link

By Katherine Mangan

The World According to Whorf


What’s Better for Your Résumé—Captain of the Debate Team or Playing College Sports?

One Email, Much Outrage

How a Seemingly Simple Message Brought DisasterPremium Link

By Peter Schmidt

The story of a Wisconsin professor highlights the speed at which an academic’s words can spread across the Internet.

Colleges Are Divided on Need for New Speech PoliciesPremium Link

By Peter Schmidt

Many campuses lack specific guidelines for online communication, and many professors, fearful of overregulation, say that’s OK.

Public Colleges: A Special Report

How Public Colleges Were Crowded Out, Beaten Up, and Failed to Fight Back

By Karin Fischer and Jack Stripling

A tale of erosion, seen through six people in the trenches.

From Public Good to Private Good

By Sara Hebel

How higher education got to a tipping point.