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When Science Becomes a Political WeaponPremium Link

By Paul Voosen

Fracking researchers feel used by opposing camps.

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The Anatomy of an Academic Program CutPremium Link

By Madeline Will

Public universities faced with cutting expenses often turn to program eliminations. Here’s how four regional public universities did it.


Colleges Raised a Record $1.26-Billion for Sports in 2014Premium Link

By Brad Wolverton and Sandhya Kambhampati
The Ticker

Salaita Goes After University Donors in Lawsuit Over Job Loss at Illinois


A New Faculty Challenge: Fending Off Abuse on Yik YakPremium Link

By Peter Schmidt

The Credit Hour Is Here to Stay, at Least for Now

By Casey Fabris

How to Give Prospective Students a Better Idea of What College Will CostPremium Link

By Beckie Supiano

Alcohol's Hold on Campus

A River of Booze

By Karin Fischer and Eric Hoover

Inside one college town's uneasy embrace of drinking.

Why Colleges Haven’t Stopped Binge Drinking

By Beth McMurtrie

Colleges treat it as a problem to be solved through education, not enforcement, despite evidence that information alone isn't enough.

Tangled in Red Tape


Tangled in Red TapePremium Link

By Scott Carlson

The multiplying regulations that colleges must follow bring new costs and headaches. For what?


How a No-Brainer Became One of the Most Hated College RegulationsPremium Link

By Lee Gardner

It’s a simple idea: When students withdraw, their federal aid should go back to the government. In practice, it’s not so easy.


Which Red Tape Do You Hate the Most? We Asked, You Answered.

By Lee Gardner

We put out a call on social media, and the responses were revealing. Here are the "ridiculous" and "costly" regulations that drive professors and administrators to drink.